What’s Amy eating?

Written by amy on October 14th, 2011

Tonight was my seven-year-old’s pick for dinner.  Not surprisingly, she chose grilled cheese with pesto.  The child loves pesto.  Every year when I harvest all the remaining basil from the garden for my pesto-making rampage, I find her sneaking spoonful after spoonful out of the bowl.  I’m not talking teaspoonfuls either – big honking serving spoon scoops. Picture streams of green pesto dripping down the sides of her mouth as she looks up at me with one of those wide-eyed “What?” looks.   And then she always begs to lick the bowl afterwards as if it were cookie dough I were making.  That’s love, man.

*As freakish as I may find her love for pesto, I will admit that it has proved useful for expanding her food repertoire with food chaining. Those of you unaware of food chainings, let me  know – its a great technique for picky eaters

 

Here was tonight’s menu:

Grilled cheese with pesto, tomatoes, capers, and mozzarella

Roasted sweet potatoes and parsnips

Steamed broccoli

Sliced pears and apples

 

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