Friday, December 7, 2007

Getting the family to eat vegetables!

I was raised to love a variety of foods. I love plain spinach with a little butter, seafood, cauliflower, salad, and pumpkin. Unfortunately my children all inherited Bill's distaste for anything healthy so I've had to resort to creative measures to get my children to eat healthy. Most of them haven't gone over well. The invariable groan anytime the crockpot is on or the salad is being chopped and my kids know they will be tortured that evening.

Great news and kids have liked the last two veggie dishes I made. The first one was for breakfast. My friend, Shannon, told me about it. She adds pumpkin to french toast. Th way I did it was to take 1/2 can of pumpkin and 1/2 a can of evaporated milk and whisked them with three eggs. I dipped 7 pieces of wheat bread in the mixture and fried them in a skillet with vegetable oil spray. My kids loved it!

The second is a broccoli- cauliflower cassarole. You blend flour and butter with milk (or 1/2 and 1/2 as the recipe calls for) and pour that over the veggies and top with cheese and bake it. There aren't any leftovers and the kids even ask for seconds! Cool! I'm shocked.

If you want the exact measurements for either recipe you can email me. Let me know how your family liked them.

1 comment:

Dana & Ryan said...

Do you always make 1/2 and 1/2 that way? I guess it is a healthier alternative?

Any exact measurements you could give me!?

Does is affect the taste? For example, if I were to use it instead of 1/2 and 1/2 for an alfredo sauce, would it be a little tasteless?