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Old 08-19-2005, 03:49 PM   #11
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Over BROWNIES?? What have you done to that poor child??!! I am in awe of your child-rearing skills. Although I am rather proud that my daughter now prefers oven-roasted potatoes with fresh rosemary and garlic over french fries.

geebs, that does not surprise me considering that you do not like eggs, one of nature's more perfect foods. Like you, your brother must have other redeeming qualities.
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Nothing I promise!! She eats her fill of sweets too. I don't know why she likes olives so much because I hate them. I guess she got it from my mom, she'll eat them like M&M's.
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Old 08-19-2005, 04:55 PM   #13
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"Or make lean homemade itallian sausage, replacing the pork fat with reconstitued TVP granules. Trow on a bit of EVOO for flavor and top with jsut enough cheese to know its there. "

Goodweed - What are TVP granules? For that matter, what is EVOO - never heard about either in connection with making sausages.

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Old 08-19-2005, 05:05 PM   #14
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I've never met a kid who wouldn't eat fish sticks.
I hate to tell ya this Mudbug, but, Cade will not touch fish sticks!! I've tried several times, but, get the smae reaction, gag and start to cry...Chicken strips yep, but fish no way..
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:07 PM   #15
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Between crewsk, geebs, and kadesma, I have to admit defeat and stand corrected. Who knew?

Although I did have this friend as a kid who hated peanut butter. What has happened to civilization??!!
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:28 PM   #16
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"Or make lean homemade itallian sausage, replacing the pork fat with reconstitued TVP granules. Trow on a bit of EVOO for flavor and top with jsut enough cheese to know its there. "

Goodweed - What are TVP granules? For that matter, what is EVOO - never heard about either in connection with making sausages.

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TVP - Textured Vegetable Protien, usually soy, but somtimes wheat gluten. TVP does have a flavor that isn't so great. But it is very healthy, and is virtually fat free. When reconstituted with water or broth, it has a similar texture to cooked fat. Don't use any more than 20% TVP in the ground meat mixture. When I make home-made breakfast sausage, I replace the pork fat with TVP. None of my crew can tell the difference between it and full-fat breakfast sausage purchased from the store. And to turn breadfast sausage into Italian Sausage, I just have to add some Fennel to the sage, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt already used for flavoring the sausage.

EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Be careful, differing brands have dramatically differing flavors. Purchase small bottles until you find one that you really like. Myself, I like Carapelli brand. My eldest daughter likes Davinci brand. Niether of us like Pompei brand, though I know people who think it's the best. It just depends on what YOU like.

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Old 08-19-2005, 05:47 PM   #17
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Well, all the kids I know like fish sticks, Mudbug. In fact, when I can find the kind that are whole pieces of fish rather than compressed bits (like the tater tots), my husband and I sometimes heat some in the oven for a quick fish sandwich.

I've always been able to get kids to eat...but my friend has no children, and she was all freaked out over what to feed these kids. I also told her about cutting up hot dogs in macaroni and cheese, and she said she might do that too.

I hadn't thought about the baked beans...those are good with hot dogs in them too. In fact, I saw a recipe using bean & bacon soup with hot dogs in it and biscuits cooked on top. I'll bet kids would love that.

Goodweed, you're like my grandson...he'll try anything once, and eats all sorts of foods other teenagers wouldn't touch.
We're talking oysters on the half shell and fresh asparagus here.
His friends are another story. Some of them have been quite a challenge. Thing being, most of their mother's work, and they've grown up on fast food and frozen stuff.
I've discovered that you can always feed them tortillas spread with beans & cheese, heated up and sliced. They scarf them right up. They love our venison salami and can easily go through a whole roll in one night. Of course the favorite is Dominoes Pizza. I kinda like that myself.
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:33 PM   #18
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Between crewsk, geebs, and kadesma, I have to admit defeat and stand corrected. Who knew?

Although I did have this friend as a kid who hated peanut butter. What has happened to civilization??!!
Mudbug,
what happened? Mc Donalds, Burger King, Jack in the Box. Cade would eat anything I fixed when he was tiny, then he discovered chicken strips and fries and I had to learn a new dance to get him to eat. Now, I have him back to where he will take a bite of things I offer, then I look skyward and say PLEASE!!!!
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:41 PM   #19
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Whatever food they are being introduced to will go over much better when they are hungry. I would serve those first, then favorites afterward.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:35 PM   #20
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mudbug - my kids ate fishsticks until November 23rd 1993 (the day they got to the US). Little buggers.
Goodweed - all wonderful advice and I am in total agreement in principle. Visiting children, however, are a different challenge.
(BTW, I have to tell you, I do make homemade macaroni and cheese, and my own kids like it. I do it as plainly as possible for my youngest. Her friends still prefer Kraft's from a box, if they eat it at all. It just breaks my heart.)

If we have friends coming over with kids, depending on how well I know them, somehow, beforehand, I'll try to find out what they'll eat. I usually buy juiceboxes, stock up on popsicles and, for their main meal, will often buy chicken nuggets, and french fries to bake in the oven. If they're younger than 10-ish, I usually feed them in the kitchen. I do set a nice place for them, though, with pretty napkins and all that. Just before serving, I call in a mom or dad, so they can help dish up. I make sure there's salad - cucumbers, lettuce, tomato and maybe a plate of veggies with dip. Some cut up cheese (cheddar) and maybe some purchased mozarella string cheese. Most kids seem to like garlic bread, so I make sure and have some for them. The important thing is to guage if they should be fed before the adults or with the adults, and, if before, just make sure I have something they'll eat. One friend's little boy is diabetic, so when they come I buy sugar free fudgsicles and make sure I have some other sugar free drinks. -Sandyj
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