My food memories run deep. From the homemade apple bread I didn’t like, because it had hidden cheddar cheese …
…to the Tortilla pie I did (and so did everyone else at the table- except for my mom- so she made it at least once a week. She won’t touch the stuff now and never gets hungry for south-of-the-border flavors anymore).
Yes, I traded homemade chocolate chip cookies to a classmate for oreos- a win/win proposition at the time.
I’m sure we made it plenty difficult for my mom to feed us. As the title implied, I rejected the easy-to-prepare and cheap and simple egg from age 18 months.
(I do practice making them and my lovely better half Neighbor Dave tells me if they’re good or not- I want to have those egg cooking skills in my repertoire!)
I read a short bit about getting kids to be interested in good food. I have to say I don’t ever remember eating fruit with funny faces on it.
You, my friends, have a lot of cute kids (and perhaps some of them are now cute teenagers or adults). Some of them are willing to eat just about anything, and open to trying what you put on their plates. Some of them have a list of, oh, about two or three things they’ll eat. Some of them are old enough now that they’ve changed over time (to become more selective, or more open.)
Some of you don’t worry about what will be for dinner because it’s a short list that you keep in stock. Others of you don’t worry about what you’ll make for dinner because you can put anything on the table and it will fly.
Since I don’t have kids, but am teaching them how to cook… please tell me.
How is your kid at mealtime?
What kind of range/tolerance does your kid have for trying new foods?
Is your kid’s approach to food a function of nature or nurture?
What are the best tricks you’ve used to get your kid to enjoy mealtime?
What do you wish you had done, but didn’t? What are you really glad you did?
Any other secrets to mealtime kids?
Curious Catalyst Cooks minds want to know!