24 May 2011

Want to know a secret?

Your child will eat what you offer them. 


[Seriously!]


If you saddle every shared meal with the concession of boxed macaroni and cheese, you're prophesying your own demise.  You don't need a safety net; it's supper, not skydiving!


You don't have to apologize for your good taste or dumb it down; share it!


The habits he's learning now are the ones he'll carry throughout his life. For his sake, choose good ones.
Like:
rosemary lamb with yogurt sauce
roasted herbed potatoes
Mixed greens with homemade ricotta and pear 
Sliced fruit
Maybe a simple...

Rhubarb Crisp

(Do you have neighbors as sweet as mine? The kind who drop off BAGS of rhubarb for your enjoyment?  Bless their little hearts.)

1 c unbleached flour
1 c rolled oats
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c melted butter

Blend well, and press 1/3 into the bottom of a buttered 8x8 in pan (or individual dishes.) Top with:

3-4 cups sliced rhubarb

In a saucepan, bring to a simmer:
1 c cane sugar
1 c water
1 t vanilla extract
2 T corn starch

Pour over prepared rhubarb.  Top with remaining sugar/butter/oat mixture. Bake for 45 minutes at 350.°  Enjoy!



xoxo,
Mary Catherine

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more. Both of my children ate what I ate, NO exceptions. I do not believe is making two separate dinners, nor do I believe that boxed Mac & Cheese or canned ravioli's are food (suitable for dinner). My worst pet peeve are meals that constantly feature ketchup/ranch dressing as a side dish.

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