“No yike onions.”
“No yike beans.”
“No yike lettuce.”
“No yike potatoes.”
Hello two-and-a-half. What a pleasure to make your acquaintance. Apparently, Little Friend has developed a palate with a mind of its own. Gone are the days when I could shove pureed kale down her gullet with nary a hint of a complaint. These days, I’m more apt to hear “No yike [fill in the blank with whatever despicable food item lurks on her plate]. No yike this, Mom.”
Not what I want to hear during the “gangrene hour” of the day. Especially when I sincerely strive to plan and execute edible and, dare I suggest enjoyable, dishes for the family.
In any case, I find myself back at the drawing board again this week conjuring up the magic that will elicit a “This Super Good, Mom” from Little Friend’s satisfied mouth.
(For the record, it was the strawberries served at dinner tonight that were pronounced “Super Good.” Thank you, spring bounty!)
Breakfast: Fried Eggs with Braised Swiss Chard
Dinner: Kelly’s Chicken Enchiladas (The first time Big Friend tasted this dish, he commented: “I could eat like this every night of the week. Who needs crunchy vegetables?!” I think that’s his equivalent of “This Super Good.”)
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs
Dinner: Veggie-Laden Shepherd’s Pie
Breakfast: Soaked Oatmeal
Dinner: Left Overs
Breakfast: Fried Oatmeal (using left over’s from Thursday)
Dinner: Smothered Salmon for Two
Breakfast: Spring Greens Omelette
Dinner: Pasta with Sunday Gravy (using leftovers from Saturday’s chuck roast)
If you didn’t click on this link on your first read-through, don’t miss the ABC Frittata. One of my favorite go-to foodie blogs, Small Bites, shared the recipe along with a review of the Whole Family Cookbook. Alas, I did not win the accompanying giveaway, but be forewarned, Whole Family Cookbook: I’ve got my eye on you and a bite of ABC Frittata on my fork!