Tonight we ate spaghetti sauce, corkscrew noodles and spaghetti squash.
Notice, I said “We”. I should also say – “VICTORY!”
Corey didn’t grow up eating squash, in fact according to him (and Jackie if this is wrong please let me know) he’s never had spaghetti squash. I was appalled! I love spaghetti squash, and harvest squash soup and root vegetables. Mmmm. So, I decided to change his experience.
Add to that I/we want to raise children who have a widely experienced palate and an appreciation for healthy food, and a goal was set.
So, I cooked, I defrosted (BooYah for freezing leftover spaghetti sauce. Tip: Always make a double batch when you cook spaghetti sauce, from scratch of course. Then freeze half in a ziplock bag. Need a quick dinner? Thaw cook noodles and serve), I steamed and we ate.
The girls were a little apprehensive a first but neither of them cried, the both ate more than one bite and by the end Bethany not only finished her noodles and squash she asked for seconds of the sauce (something that’s unusual). Corey even liked it, although he liked it mixed with noodles just for the added staying power of complex carbs.
I was thrilled! I get to have one of my favourites more often, my family now has another healthy food to add to our list of options and nobody cried.
I do try to get our girls and myself (a picky eater with food allergies) to try new things on a regular basis. Any new veggies, fruits or grains we should try? And how do you prepare them?