December 28, 2009

Pasta or Brussels Sprouts

Margot has been the champion of many vegetables since she started eating solid food at 6 months old. She loves broccoli most of all. Tonight I served pasta with a sweet potato sauce and Brussels sprouts on the side. She flatly refused to eat one bite of the pasta and continued eating the sprouts as longs as I kept providing them.

I'm so sorry that the video doesn't show her disgusted face when she tries the pasta. I'm no videographer.

I should report that Jeff ate all the pasta and refused to eat Brussels sprouts until I questioned his masculinity (in jest). Only then would he eat one (tiny tiny tiny) sprout, gagging and calling out "foul!!" all the way down. Stella had crawled into the entry hall and was chewing on the bottoms of our shoes during all of this. The very loud and obnoxious noise during the video is Jeff opening up a box full of spinach to augment my nice healthy dinner with something more suited to his taste buds.

As a side note, here's the recipe for the pasta dish. I simply steamed the Brussels sprouts for 8 minutes.

8 oz pasta (we used whole wheat pipe rigate)
1/2 cup of sweet potatoes, pureed to a creamy texture (do this ahead of time)
1/4 milk
2 Tbsp Butter
Heaps of grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp salt

Cook pasta according to package directions.

In a small bowl whisk together the creamy sweet potato puree, milk, butter, cheese, and salt.

Drain pasta and return to the pot. Simply mix in the sauce.
Drain and return to the pot and stir in the puree.


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