Friday, November 16, 2007

Let's Get Cooking

Everyone seems to be talking about the new book "Deceptively Delicious" by Jessica Seinfeld.  Denise, Garrett's step-mom, ordered it for me for my birthday and it just arrived yesterday.  I hadn't even heard of it when she told me she ordered it, but now it's all I have been hearing about.  The idea of it, for those of you that haven't heard yet, is showing ways to sneak in vegetables or fruits into kids foods in order to get them to eat healthier.  Of course, it would be better if we didn't have to sneak, but let's face it....especially with my kids, if they know there are vegetables in there they won't go near it.  I made some pasta with alfredo sauce the other day with broccoli in it.  I scooped out some for the kids but Kevin saw the little bits of broccoli in there and then it was considered "ruined".  Anyway, I am going to try some of the recipes.  I have to go shopping first though.  Her way of adding vegetables in is to puree a variety of items and keep them on hand to add into recipes.  It will be like I'm preparing the homemade baby food again.  I'll let you know when I make the first meal or maybe I'll start with dessert and see how it goes.


Susan, Namie & Captain Trouble said...

Sounds like a great cookbook. It will be exceptional if it work's, right?? Good luck.

I just love your blog, Tasha. It is so nice to read about all that the boy's are doing and you and Garrett too. Really look forward to reading it. Hope you all have a good weekend and a fun time and Paulas birthday luncheon......sounds like fun. Love you all

Rochelle said...

I'm really lucky cuz I don't have that problem. Brandon's favorite food is artichokes and Gianna loves Broccoli. The hard thing is making sure the fridge is stocked with veggies and fruits cuz they go so quick. Are you coming to Santa Rosa this Holiday Season? Miss you!

Tasha Riley said...

Rochelle- your kids probably love veggies because you didn't get them into the bad habit of offering other things as I lady! I'm hoping to come up sometime either Dec. or early Jan.