When I showed it to The Princess, she really wasn't into choosing a main dish, just desserts. So I thought I would pick one out, right? So I choose this one: the No-Crust Wide-Eyed Pizzas. It was a sort of pizza-seasoned hamburger patty topped with a funny face.
Well, making them went pretty well. They kiddos had a good time putting on *their* face.
Cute, right? I thought so anyway and they did, too. I was just hoping they would taste good, too. I served them with some French fries and ketchup.
They were okay--nothing spectacular. The Princess ate a little of hers, but Mr. B wouldn't touch his. He did pick off the face and pinch off the cheese though. Obviously my hope that they would eat something they helped prepare didn't pay off.
Nana Trish commented today that my kids must be good eaters. Well, I hate to admit it, but they aren't really. It can make for frustrating dinner times, too. I really do try to fix a variety of foods and keep their likes/dislikes in mind. The Princess is actually pretty good about at least tasting new things and she does eat fairly well. Mr. B is in some kind of a phase though. And it's wearing me out! I know he's only 3 1/2 and this, too, will most likely pass. But what if it doesn't?! And all he wants to eat for the rest of his life is cheese pizza, chicken nuggets and fish with the occasional bowl of spaghetti-o's? And the other thing that's making me nuts is that his tastes change weekly...sometimes daily! I mean, one day he loves mac-n-cheese then the next week he doesn't. What gives?
How do y'all handle picky little eaters? Do you cater to them and fix them something separate from the rest of the family every night? Or do you encourage them to try new things and always have at least a couple of things on the table that they like? I try to do the later because I refuse to be a short-order-cook at home:)
I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts on this. I could really use some advice, tips, encouragement, therapy...whatever!!