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Friday, April 13, 2012

This post has been kid-tested and zombie-approved

This post is sponsored by Country Crock. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. 

I don't know about you guys, but I often feel as though I'm stuck in the middle of a huge rut when it comes to meal planning.  I know there are so many new and different things out there to try, but it seems like I keep coming back to the same old tried and true recipes.  Of course, it's not easy experimenting with dinner when you have a somewhat picky toddler (and husband) on your hands.

I'm always on the lookout for healthy family-friendly recipes that are made from ingredients that I already know Sammy and Captain Husband enjoy; I was recently sent a link to a free cookbook by Clare Crespo that's filled with twenty-five veggie recipes sure to entice even the most picky of eaters and found something that I, as a huge lover of all things creepy and zombie-related, just had to make--hashbrains.

Captain Husband and I had decided earlier on in the week that we were going to have grilled salmon for dinner last night, so I thought hashbrains would be the perfect side to go along with them.  They were super simple to make and I already had most of the ingredients on hand--they smelled so good while they were baking that I could hardly wait to have CH and Sammy try them out, even if they did look more like squashed footballs than brains (I think I need to practice my free-hand brain-molding skills).

CH eagerly agreed to taste-test the hashbrains fresh out of the oven and gave them two very big thumbs up (and then went back for seconds); now we just had to see how they went over with Sammy.  I watched him as he eyeballed his plate--I had added a tiny bit of ketchup to his hashbrains as enticement--and it wasn't long before Sammy was chowing down, even going so far as to lick his fingers between bites.  I think we have ourselves a winner!

Are you looking for quick and simple tips and recipes to make serving veggies more fun? Download the free Clare Crespo Cookbook here for fun and whimsical recipes your family is sure to love!


annoyed army wife said...

Hash brains! That's hilarious. Those look really good.

Lori said...

Hash Brains is hilarious! Cause mine looked like brains or something crazy when I made them. Just can't do it!

Thanks for the Download cookbook!

Melissa said...

Jealous! My kids eat nothing. Oh, and cheerios.

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