Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Humble Pie

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

I feel that I have a certain amount of humble pie to eat regarding the vegetables in cakes post. Although I still wouldn't got to these measures myself and prefer to encourage my children to eat a balanced diet, I have had the opportunity to taste test the brownies with spinach and also pancakes with broccoli, carrot and pumpkin hidden in the batter. They weren't bad!

My friend brought some samples over to my house today for us to try. Dd1 (12) gave the brownies 8/10, dds 2 &3 (10 & 7) gave them 10/10. For some reason my son (4) refused to taste... maybe he sensed that something was going on!

As for the pancakes which were rolled with Nutella inside, dd2's verdict was, "A gazillion stars. Auntie is so good at cooking." Dd3 said, "Amazing, 10/10." My son finished 2 pancakes so I think that speaks louder than words.

I still stand by my opinion that food is a journey of discovery and we should continue to offer vegetables to our children a second, third, fourth time and they will soon find some vegetables that they enjoy and will happily eat.

7 comments:

ummsafeer said...

Umm - tasty! I hope u saved some for me (not) and dont try sneaking any on to my plate next time i visit. Only joking. I baked a winter vegetable cobler yesterday and the kids couldn't get enough. The vegetables were so small they couldn't identify them.

Umm Ibrahim said...

Salaam... I knew it was you as soon as I saw 'UmmSafeer' come up on my hotmail! LOL. Well not to worry anyway as it was the other 'Umm Ibrahim' you know who made them. ;)

ummsafeer said...

Mash'Allah - maybe there were some veggies in her delicous muffins we had a few eeks ago. But the winter cobble was great - even i ate some which must mean it was good - and it was easy to make

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

aslamu alakum you nearly had me inspired today sis, veg and kids alhamduillah no mega issues there but i had lil in shopping wise , i had spinach and soft chesse and flour , so remebering your post i nearly did , spinach and chesse scones, not sure if it meets your menu but i opted for chesse and onion rolls instead :) nxt time maybe , pumpkin is a veg i use in cakes alot!

Umm Ibrahim said...

Assalaamu alaikum
Spinach and cheese scones sound really, REALLY nice actually Rainbow! Maybe you could post the recipe over on AW insha'Allah. :)

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

i was going to make it up sister , i often do as i go along , i may do them in the next day or so , once i do i will post it inshaAllah.

seekingtaqwa said...

I don't have much of a problem getting mine to eat veggies either, but it's certainly an interesting idea, the spinach and cheese scones sound delish .... I like making bread stuffed with spinach and cheese...