Thursday, August 28, 2008

Insulted

We had a roasted chicken last night for dinner. I like to get them now and then because it is nice to have precooked chicken for recipes. Evan adores them and will often eat up more than his fair share. I also made mashed potatoes and gravy which is more for the adults than the kids since both kids gag on them when we convince them to take bites of the potatoes.

Harry was picking at his serving of the chicken and had hardly eaten anything. I thought I would entice him to eat more through the grand old toddler trick of offering him something to dip it in. I poured some gravy on his plate and encouraged him to dip his chicken in it. He did and then looked at the chicken like it was some wort of science experiment. He then tentatively licked the chicken and gravy combo. "Yucky" was his response. I guess I have a food critic on my hands now.

8 comments:

Vicky said...

Don't I know about this. I just made a pear upside down cake for dinner.

Harry will eat plain cake, and raw pear. Put them together and what do you get? According to him, evil poison. Grrrr.

*Michelle* said...

Not sure what happened since I was a kid, but kids today hate gravy. Go figure.

chelle said...

My kids are odd about mixing things up too ... and we have very little salt in our world yet they LOVE it ... it annoys me that my kids will not eat my cooking unless it is salty! ew!

Gina said...

I've got a picky eater, so I will warn you to watch out! ;)

Ginger said...

give it a couple more years and see what he does you can always offer the milk :p lol it will be interesting to see how the girls act when baby is out and actually drinking that so called "strawberry milk" lol

Fabiola said...

Well, I do have a food critic (aka my husband), he won´t complaint if I have tomato sauce with everything. Can you believe? I hope when we do have children they take after me, and they adventure themselves in culinary experience ; )

Fabiola

Nancy said...

Out of my 4 children only one doesn't like potatoes. Jessica, Justen and Austin love mashed potatoes and gravy. They have always loved them. Brandon, on the other hand, will only eat fries if he has ketchup and is in the mood for them.

Kids.... aren't they all food critics?

Tari said...

Will he eat it recycled the next day as chicken salad? That's worked for me with my boys more than once.