Thursday, October 4, 2007


I just wanted to say, that I've lighted on a rather ingenious way to get my boys (most especially the Painter) to eat sufficient vegetables and protein. In a word, risotto. Like tonight, I took a jar of chicken soup (with lentils, zucchini, celery, carrots, tomato), which I canned up a couple months ago, off the shelf. I cooked 1-1/3 cups of short-grained rice with 1-1/3 cups of water in the rice cooker. Then mixed the half-cooked rice with the quart of soup (supplemented with more chicken from the fridge), and some fresh celery. Add a little bit of milk. Voila. Now, I expect the Painter to pick things out of his rice. But he'll eat most of it. And... when I get really desperate, I can always blend up everything before mixing with the rice.

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