Sunday, January 20, 2008

More about cooking

So, we have tried a few more sneaky recipes at our house. Tyler requested sloppy joes this week, and since I am rather fond of my own recipe, I just made it with a 1/2 cup sweet potato puree thrown in there. Dan said that it wasn't as good, and I agree that it seemed a little thicker than normal, but Tyler ate all his, and none of us complained. Tonight I made meat loaf and twice baked potatoes. Again, I like my own meat loaf recipe, so I made it with the carrot puree thrown in. But I did follow the potato recipe just as written. Again, Dan said that I ruined the dinner, but I thought it was just fine. We had Dan's brother and his wife over for dinner, and they both liked everything, and this is coming from someone who likes vegetables even less than Dan. As for the potatoes, I could taste the cauliflower in them, but no one else could. I also thought they were kind of bland. I would add more butter and some garlic salt or onion salt next time. I would make any of the things I have made so far again, but I think Dan would do some complaining. As far as Tyler goes, hiding the veggies doesn't matter because he doesn't eat these things to start with. Dinner time is so much fun at our house.

3 comments:

Emily R said...

i cant imagine dan not liking the hidden veggie food.?! ;)
i will for sure try to make some though, just as soon as i get motivated to cook an entire meal from scratch and not the freezer...

Camilla said...

Ang, I just was reading your blog--i love getting updates on people this way. Glad things seem to be going well, good luck with the adoption.

I am impressed with your sneaky cooking. I always seem to fall on the same old recipes--tacos or spaghetti-- how do you sneak veggies in that? I have switched to multi-grain noodles and tortillas, so I am trying somehow!?!

Angela said...

veggies in spaghetti is easy--I think you could add almost any pureed veggie, or I've heard of people doing thinly grated carrots etc. Come on, try it!