Butternut Squash!I know it doesn't sound sound that exciting or that adventurous, but honestly, I can say I have never made Butternut Squash! I am a creature of habit myself (hence the tomatoes and broccoli), and no offense mom, but I don't remember trying a whole lot of different vegetables growing up. I remember canned spinach, carrots, and salads with iceberg lettuce. Of course, my memory may not be completely correct...a lot of things (like camping) have been remembered much different from what they were.
Here is what I did...
1 Butternut Squash
1/2 Tablespoon Honey
1/2 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2-1 Tablespoon Butter, melted
*Cut squash in half and place in a baking dish with 1/2" of water
*Bake for approximately 45 minutes...or until fork tender
*Let cool until you can handle it.
*Scoop out seeds (and toss...or save...according to my son we have to save every seed)
*Scoop out flesh
*I used a food processor and pureed the squash, added the butter, maple syrup, honey, and cinnamon.
Ta-Da! Both kids ate it up. I must be a genius! I believe Joe even said "This tastes like dessert!" They ate it up along with tomatoes (yes, that is right 2 veggies tonight!)
The part that really knocked me on the floor was when Joe asked if tomorrow he could try "a salad like you and Daddy eat." (That would be organic mixed greens and veggies in balsamic vinegar) Really? Are you kidding me?...SALAD!...I will stop everything and make you salad right now! Oh, how I have tried to get this kid to eat a salad, but it is all different now...it is his idea.
I'm curious....Anyone out there have a suggestion for next weeks vegetable? Or how they got their kids to eat a new vegetable?
By the way...tick, tock, tick tock the "Don't tell the Kids It's Healthy" Apple Cake is in the oven as I type. I will post the results tomorrow...because it has to be kid-tasted, and even I, maniac-impatient-mom-that I am, will not be waking up the kids to taste is at 11pm tonight when it is ready!