Moms the world over have devised some very creative ways to get their kids (or husbands) to eat more vegetables. Today’s adaptation is one of my all-time favorites.
Years ago I discovered a couple of Diane Seed’s wonderful cookbooks. The recipes are simple and straightforward, but unique. And the illustrations are delightful. When I got rid of my cookbook collection this is one I couldn’t part with. One of the first recipes I tried was her “Tagliolini with Creamed Carrots.” Besides being delicious (and a little bit naughty) it struck me how much this tasted like homemade mac and cheese, and had that out-of-the-box orange color. Hmmm, what if I used elbow macaroni instead of tagliolini? Might kids fall for this sneaky way of eating more vegetables?!
Since I forgot to have children (where did those years GO!?) I needed to borrow my “victims.” So I experimented on my niece and nephew. While they didn’t believe for one minute that this was mac n’ cheese out-of-a-box, they loved it. Continue Reading →