"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-22-2005, 11:19 PM   #11
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
Quote:
Originally Posted by college_cook
I remember i didn't want to have anything to do with cheese. My parents started sneaking it into things though, and i remember the first time I had pizza, i couldn't believe that it was covered in cheese. So I nade a deal with them that I would only eat cheese that was melted. Then they got me to try mozzarella cheese cold, and I liked it, and eventually lost my fear of cheese.
Tell me more, college - my boy still doesn't care for cheese, except on pizza. What other tricks did your folks have up their sleeves? Did you learn to like yellow cheeses? Teach me, wise one!
__________________

__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2005, 11:30 PM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,692
try to find a brand of whole wheat pastas called bionaturae. i think it's made in italy. it's the best whole wheat i've tried; the closest to regular pasta.

also, making spicy pasta sauces helps mask the flavor of the whole wheat. i will post my recipe for shrimp and scallops fra diavolo when i get the chance (i never write anything down or measure when i cook). it goes really well with the bionaturae spaghetti.
__________________

__________________
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2006, 01:01 PM   #13
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,764
Send a message via MSN to urmaniac13 Send a message via Skype™ to urmaniac13
buckwheat pasta is actually very tasty, bursting with nutty flavours, if some kids can get over the weirdness of pasta being brown with some dark dots, instead of being white, this can easily be a winner.

Italian version of buckwheat pasta is called pizzoccheri, they are more like thick and shorter tagliatelle. The traditional recipe is the pasta tossed with oodles of melting cheese, garlic butter, potatoes and your choice of vegetables (shredded cabbage or spinach is the traditional selection, which can also be tricky with some picky kids, I have tried it with broccoli, chopped brussel sprouts and mushrooms they are also great, another possible option is courgette/zucchini... let the kids choose the vegetables.), they are so wonderfully rich and tasty (though not particularly "light"...), and well enough covered so you can hardly see the difference of the pasta. It makes a gorgeous dinner especially on a chilly evening. It is well worth a try.

BTW we also have an extraordinarily stubborn, picky 7 year old boy(well, son of my partner who lives with his mother) who should really be growing out of his "little kid fussiness" but showing no sign of it, I would welcome more input as to how to "break" picky children!!
__________________

__________________
urmaniac13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.