It’s not quite October yet, but the pumpkin recipes are already starting to make their way around the web! And not to be left out, I have a slew of pumpkin recipes that I’ve made in the past and some new ones in the works, too. I thought I’d start off with one recipe that’s real popular in my house: Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese. It’s not the pumpkin part that the kids are happy about, of course, but it’s the part I like!
Sneaking vegetables into my kids foods isn’t something new. My oldest, the Professor, doesn’t each much vegetables. He’s my challenge. But he’ll eat peas and corn. I sneak a lot of vegetables in my marinara sauce and of course, in macaroni & cheese.
When he first tried this recipe, he ate the whole thing lickity-split. Then I told him it had pumpkin.
Good. If he noticed it, then he would have eaten it.
My other two kids eat their veggies, with my 5-year old Princess preferring salads to her dinner. She received a rhinestone diary from her grandmother. Her first entry was, “I love brokly!” That’s my girl! Just goes to show that everyone has different taste buds and preferences, even those that share the same biological parents. Makes it a challenge at dinner time, but I do my best.
Do your kids go ga-ga over the greens or do you have to sneak vegetables into their meals?