Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Thanks Mom, Dinner was delicious!
I was feeling all healthy like and wanted to try a new recipe last night. Cashew Chicken, the picture looked so yummy so I figured that I would give it a try. After going to Target, forgetting my wallet, driving home to get my wallet, going back to Target, then to Wal-mart to get my veggies, I got the kids ready for their naps and was ready to chop my veggies and realized that the carrots that I had picked out were missing. I checked my receipt and I didn't pay for them. I remember getting them and putting them in a bag, but alas they did not make it home with me. So I put the kids in the car again and run to Harmons to buy the stupid carrots. Finally after all the shopping and chopping and stir frying, dinner was done, and we sat down together to eat. In the stir Fry there was, chicken, zucchini, carrots, cabbage, mushrooms and onions and of course, rice. I must first ask this question "Can you get your kids to eat veggies?" I have such a hard time getting my children to eat them so I started dinner with a little speech that went something like this "heavenly father gave us these amazing bodies and that we need to fill them with things that are good for us. Vegetables are included on this list of things that are good for us, so we need to learn to love them and try new things." Dad follows up with, "now I don't want to hear one "I don't like this" while you are eating tonight." And so we begin eating, Grey of course fights us the entire time, nothing new, and Will chokes down several bites with a forced smile on his face and says "yummy" while grimacing to force the food down his throat. After I finish my dinner I try to help Will eat a little faster by helping him take a bite. He chews for a second, gags, and then promptly throws up what he has managed to choke down. COME ON, THEY ARE FREAKING VEGETABLES! Am I asking too much to get my kids to branch out from corn and peas? Maybe I need to do baby steps and not force a whole plate of new things on them. I on the other hand thought that it was delicious, but apparently not very kid friendly. I am so glad I went to all the effort of making it.