Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Pot Roast Experiment

For the past six years I have had a baby in the house. This means that I have been consistently making a separate meal for at least one person each day. Which is fun. NOT! What ended up happening, most of the time, was that the kids had one thing for dinner and SOB and I had something else. Not helping matters is that us adults tend to eat later in the day, and also like to spice things up a bit. My kids want to eat at 4:30 each day and don't even try to put a little thyme in their food lest you want to hear endless cries of "iiiiiiiiiittttttttttssssssss tttttttttooooooooooooooooooooo sssssssspppppppiiiiiiiiiiiccccccccyyyyyyyyyy!"

However, Fred is growing older with every passing day, and since he can eat a candy bar, I'm thinking he might be able to eat something besides our six main kid staples. Which are as follows: mac & cheese, grilled cheese, quesadillas, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, pizza. 

(Just so you don't think I'm horrible, they get a fresh veggie each day, and fresh fruit for dessert.) 

Starting this week, I decided that we were all, as a family, going to eat the same food for dinner. I gave them some softballs, like spaghetti and (home made) mac & cheese, to start. Then I hit them with the pot roast. I knew this was going to be a tough sell, so I had oreos for incentive. 

I also decided to make some videos. 

I am not entirely convinced that they hated it, since the three oldest ended up eating everything served to them. And Fred, who is usually an adventurous eater, was under the weather, so I don't fault him for not eating much of anything. But it was hilarious.

Next week I'm roasting a chicken! Stay tuned!

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Kris said...

At least there was not a food fight! I think you may need a dog for this mission. (Clean-up patrol for hidden, tossed bites). Best of luck. I watched a Dr. Phil a long time ago where the psychologists all said if they don't eat their dinner that is given to them, you should cover it and put it in the fridge. They can have it the following day in their lunch box.

Dan said...

Keep True Sister

Arizaphale said...

So how's it going now? Are they all on board? I was a complete wuss with the BA (as she was the only one)and served her her staple five or six until she was around 9. Her choices were: spag bol, bangers(sausages) and mash, chicken nuggets, chips and beans, vege pasta with napolotean sauce and shepherd's pie. When I got married she had to shape up pretty quickly and in a miracle of maturity, her taste buds changed at around the same time so that she now eats curries and chili. She still however, does not like real meat. Do not even bother giving her a steak, and when Himself does roasts...she east the veggies. Sigh. Good luck with it all!