Do you hear that? Do you just ...barely...hear that sound? Of angels singing? I hear them. I do! Hallelujah! My kids ate some real food! The angels sing, "Do. you. see. her-kids eating fo--oo--oo---ood..." You know - like "And He shall reign for-ever and eeehh--ver!"
I hear it.
Do you hear it, too?
Over the weekend, we saw some real success with The Everyday Food Challenge. I made porkchops with fresh pineapple (jerk pineapple pork chops, pg.18), pineapple and black bean salsa, pg. 22 (hubby, who does not eat beans, said the black beans tasted, "...creamy. And [the salsa was] kind of good..."!!!), and sweet-pepper rice with sausage, pg.74 (I undercooked the rice, so I won't hold that against anyone). It was uplifting to make meals that - for the most part - were consumed without distress, duress, or coercion (never mind that my pickiest eater was gone to a friend's half the weekend...). I think these three recipes will all be repeaters! (The salsa, especially, was a surprising yumOH!)
And speaking of repeaters and yumOH! I'll definitely have you all over the next time I serve banana-caramel napoleans (pg 107). Talk about hearing the angels sing. That dessert tasted divine!
Btw, I'm not being paid by any big, fancy, multi-million dollar cookbook author to say any of this stuff. So, maybe it begs the question ~ why are you really doing this, Karin? Why are you putting yourself through all of these recipes? I'll be back to explain more tomorrow...