Monday, October 13, 2008

At least the kids ate their veggies!

You might remember this WFMW post from several weeks ago in which I requested help in sneaking veggies into my kids' diets... I received many recommendations for Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook entitled Deceptively Delicious, which I did purchase. After perusing the cookbook, I decided that cauliflower might be an easy veggie to slip in under the radar.

So last night I undertook what will forever be known as The Great Cauliflower Caper of 2008. Planning on making mashed potatoes for dinner, I snuck one whole head of cauliflower into the batch of potatoes. I quickly steamed the cauliflower in the microwave while the potatoes were boiling, then pureed it in the blender with the butter and milk that were already going into the potatoes. After draining the potatoes, I added the puree and mashed it all together.

The result?

In a word- delicious! You honestly could not even taste the cauliflower and my kids were thrilled that I had made one of their all-time favorite foods for dinner. Even more thrilling was that I was encouraging seconds!

I was equally thrilled with the success of my experiment. Until J started vomiting that is. Unfortunately, I forgot that my husband DOES NOT tolerate cauliflower well and as a result, he spent the next 1/2 hour in the bathroom expelling said mashed potatoes.

I guess we won't be doing that again after all!



LeeAnn

4 comments:

Llama Momma said...

Oh no!!!

You have seriously got to stop trying to kill that husband of yours...he's such a nice guy! ;-)

C's Page said...

I'm sorry that J had such a bad time with it but, the story is funny. I tried "mashed cauliflower" when M was on a protein diet-- it did not go over well w/ my family, but there were no potatoes to disguise it. Being from the south we count potatoes as veggies.
:-) After all they grow in dirt!

Christy said...

Oh, poor guy!

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