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Thursday, April 26, 2012


Tuesday we received beets through our fruit and veggie co-op. During the boys afternoon naps, I found a recipe that I thought might appeal to them. I cooked the beets in the oven, let them cool, slipped off their peeling, and chopped them up into bite sized pieces. Then I combined them with chopped orange slices, apple slices, a drizzle of olive oil, a splash of lemon juice and a sprinkle of sea salt. The apples and oranges also turned magenta as I stirred them together. I just called the dish fruit salad hoping to sneak the beets past the boys. But Holden studies his plate. He doesn't just dive right in.  So he quickly informed me that he wasn't going to like this particular fruit salad. :) We stripped down the boys explaining that the beets might stain their clothes. And as we sat down to eat, I ate a beet first and then showed them my tongue. That was all it took. The dove right in and loved them. Actually they didn't love the taste, but they loved what the beets did to the insides of our mouths. And my veggie lover, Pax even shivered a little bit as he chewed. And they both requested a second helping of this healthy fruit salad. You just never know how dinner's gonna go down over here at this house. But Tuesday night was a success!

1 comment:

The Everharts said...

Haha! Love their red tongues! Rylin likes beets too...probably for the same reason:)