Gourds...damn that cat! by ski 9
For my first attempt at Theme Thursday, I post a photograph of gourds and the comment that I still don't know what I'm doing. I suppose for St. Patty's Day I could have done a treatise on the cabbage portion of corned beef &... however, I never make it so I would have to cheat.
Instead, I'll comment on children eating vegetables and what means I used as a parent to accomplish that feat. Cheese sauce. Cheese sauce was the magic elixir for broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. When the boys were little, they loved cheese sauce and would eat anything with it. I always make it fresh: butter & flour to form the paste, milk to make the roux. I add American cheese after the sauce is thick; the more the better. Cheese sauce works with my husband who is not a fan of strong flavored vegetables.
Green salads, peas, mashed or roasted squash, baked, mashed and roasted potatoes, corn on the cob, steamed artichoke, grilled eggplant, grilled zucchini, onions, mushrooms, mashed turnips, roasted veggie soup; they eat it now with just a bit of butter or olive oil & shredded parmigian reggiano. In fact, I have raised remarkably well-rounded eaters who actually like their vegetables! I consider this an accomplishment.