Thursday, January 24, 2008

What kids don't know...

Okay, most of you know that Haley can't have milk. She's been drinking rice milk, and we've been supplementing rice milk in recipes. Trying to figure out what to feed her is probably the most daunting task of my whole day. She can't solely live on chicken nuggets fried in canola oil...can she? She needs good fats, which is why we fry things - just for her, not for the other kids - they don't need the extra fat. Lately she's lost about another pound. Why? Good question. She now weighs about 17 lbs 6 oz. and is 14 months old. It's so irritating trying to figure her out...anyways, the other kids think rice milk is nasty. No, they've never tried it, they just assume. SO, making pancake batter from scratch, has been one of the easiest things to make Haley. We have to add rice milk instead of cows milk. The first few times, Troy put in rice milk, while all the other kids were watching. Naturally, they all died, and said the pancakes were so horrible. The next time, Troy made pancakes with regular milk, and didn't give Haley any. (Troy makes breakfast around here, if he doesn't make breakfast, they get cold cereal) I asked him why, and he said the kids don't "like" it with rice milk. Of course, I gaffawed! HELLO! Why are you telling them what you put in it? If they knew half the things that went into meals, they wouldn't eat anything. SO, I was hard up for a dinner idea for the kids tonight. I thought - pancakes! with rice milk (I am not about to make a seperate meal for Haley - it's hard enough!). So, I sent the kids out of the kitchen while I added the dreaded rice milk. Guess what? The kids LOVED dinner! Each ate 2 pancakes! Just goes to show...what kids don't know, won't hurt them!

4 comments:

Erin said...

That is so funny. Brittany just barely called me just to tell me that she just made "beet pancakes" from the Seinfeld cookbook. She said her girls loved them because they were pink princess pancakes.

NASA said...

So True!! If Aaron even whispers that he doesn't like something we are having for dinner, the kids reuse to eat it cause it's so gross...not like they'd even know!!

Nurse Heidi said...

See, moms are smart. You learn things like that when you go to mom school. Next time, stir in a little cauliflower puree....just kidding!

Lewyville said...

So true!! I add pureed vegegables to stuff all the time and my kids don't know. My fav is carrots in taco meat...I can't even tell.