September 8, 2008

Dear Elijah

Eli,

You are a picky eater times 2!

Earlier in the summer it was lunch time and you were hungry. Sadly, I had no idea what to feed you. Oh, I had some great ideas but none that I felt confident that you would eat.

A light bulb went off in my head. Out of desperation comes the invention of the circle cheese sandwich! You watched me make it and even helped.




Circle Cheese Sandwich Recipe

2 slice of fresh white "squishy" bread
1 processed cheese slice
1 t butter

Butter 2 slices of bread. Place processed cheese in between. Use Pampered Chef's cut-n-seal to complete the presentation. If at all possible sneak in 1 or 2 carrot sticks for nutrition. Enjoy!

Since my brilliant discovery we have also developed the Triangle Cheese Sandwich. Eli, I am happy that you are learning your shapes as a bonus :)

I wonder if other Moms out there have picky eaters like you. How do they get their kids to eat a good variety of foods.

4 comments:

Jen said...

My kids were watching me read this...It looks like I need a Pampered Chef circle cutter...lol. They are now requesting circle cheese, please.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

And here I thought Ethan was the pickiest eater of them all...Here's how I do it: The Sneaky Chef, by Missy Chase Lapine. You won't believe it. Ethan has eaten chicken nuggets coated in whole wheat flour, wheat germ and pureed carrots, and LOVED IT. He also loves chocolate cookies (with spinach puree)! You can find the book at Amazon, or some sample recipes here: http://www.thesneakychef.com/. Try it, it's AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

keep trying and try again - have you tried bribery?

letters to elijah said...

I'm going to have to try that book: the sneaky chef.
Denise: I do keep trying... I've gotten real strict and that is starting to pay off.
If he eats his meal he is allowed a snack. If he doesn't.. nothing until the next meal. Eli will come up to be and say things like.. oh mommy, my tummy really hurts... (guilt used to work.. but not any more!) This boy can be stubborn.. but so is his mother :)
Bribery? he could care less - I think he's too young?