Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fighting The War on Veggies

Carrots. Spinach. Sweet potatoes.
All steamed, pureed and packaged ready to be snuck into recipes (like
brownies and hot cocoa!).
Operation: Green Stuff goes into effect starting at 15:00 ET today.
Watch out kids, Mommy is armed and dangerous!


Susanna said...

Love it! Let us know how successful you are.

Wicked Stepmom said...

Well, so far today I've tried sweet potato puree in hot cocoa. Hansel and Gretel were none the wiser. I could NOT believe how well the chocolate masked the flavor of the sweet potato. It was virtually undetectable.

Tonight for dinner I made cheesy rice balls w/ sweet potato and spinach. I had never made them before so the little ones refused to try them.

Cinderella, Prince Charming and I, LOVED them.

BTW - All of these recipes are coming from Jessica Seinfeld's book "Deceptively Delicious."

Tomorrow, I may do make-your-own pizza and sneak spinach puree into the tomato sauce.

Stay tuned!

mathcutie said...

I'm glad to hear of your success. I've been debating on whether or not to get this book. I first saw it on Oprah [and of course my hubby's eyes were rolling]. Keep us updated!

starshine30 said...

As I read the post I knew exactly what recipe book you had purchased!! I'm here to officially say it is great. A few recipes are scary but it works!! My stepchildren didn't even know the difference, just that I tried a new recipe. AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wicked,

If you are doing the Deceptively Delicious recipes, be careful, some children have a keen sense of taste and know it's in there. I have tried quite a few of those recipes and my son wouldn't touch it any of them except the Sweet Potato pancakes.

I have tried their grilled cheese, beet pancakes, rice balls, pizza with spinach on it, etc...

He could still taste the veggies. I was disappointed and like you, had a refrigerator full of pureed veggies.

Hopefully you are more successful with it than I was with my son.


Bleu said...

Ooh..I'm gonna have to buy that book. My SS is so anti veggie that I don't know how he has bowel movements. haha!

Lacey said...

I've been wanting to buy that book but just haven't felt like forking over the money quite yet. Let's us know if it keeps working!

Smirking Cat said...

If I make anything healthy, I tell the kids it's not the least bit healthy and will rot their teeth. They find it irresistable after that!

The Fairy Stepmonster said...

Hahahaha! I am peeing myself thinking of Operation Covert Veg. That is so brilliant. Good luck!!