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Doesn't everyone eat leftover grilled cheese* with their sushi**?
 

*Yes, this is apparently a thing...when I actually make the amount they normally request/insist they desperately neeeeeeed to eat.

**And chicken noodle soup, because hey, might as well clean out the fridge.

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Welp, my 4-year-old (almost 5) finally got sick of the chicken burritos from Costco after quite a run. The last two nights were torture at dinner waiting for her to finish burritos that she'd gotten sick of -- I guess she didn't know how to tell us that. She's always been a very good eater in terms of quantity, even if I wish she would try more things (though I guess that's the plight of the parents of most preschoolers).

Tonight she ate turkey breakfast sausages and applesauce. We have a ton of leftover desserts from our Super Bowl party (many kinds of cookies, a cookie pie thing, Rice Krispies treats), but she refuses to try any of those options. Tonight she ate a banana for dessert. Fruit for dessert?! I don't think she's in fact related to me.

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On 2/7/2019 at 7:54 PM, dracisk said:

. Fruit for dessert?! I don't think she's in fact related to me.

My older one is like that. No real sweet tooth but a fierce salt tooth — which frankly is also me, but not my husband. Littler Bits, though, is Totally In Favor of Sugar. Kids, man.

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47 minutes ago, leleboo said:

My older one is like that. No real sweet tooth but a fierce salt tooth — which frankly is also me, but not my husband. Littler Bits, though, is Totally In Favor of Sugar. Kids, man.

I'm not convinced mine doesn't have a sweet tooth. I just think she's that resistant to trying new things. (She loves ice cream, chocolate, and icing (but generally leaves the cake).) I wouldn't mind being wrong, though!

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When you don’t have enough of the orecchiette or the elbow macaroni, you combine them and your kids think it’s hilarious to eat “Little Ears and Bent Elbows” for dinner. 

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I've noticed that when my kids eat an early dinner, they want more/another when husband and I eat. Last night we had drop-in in-laws so I made the absolute best Thai food that I could order over the phone.

Kids came sniffing around at white rice and mango sticky rice for second dinner. Not bad.

In other news, my 8yr old boy has declared himself to "not like meat" but when offered he'll eat fish sticks and chicken nuggets. What the heck? He used to love salmon and pollo a la braza. But I guess that was 2018. 

They will still eat potstickers even though they are not homemade. Very often that's their second dinner. Or bread and cheese when I think they are faking hunger.  

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On 2/9/2019 at 6:54 PM, leleboo said:

My older one is like that. No real sweet tooth but a fierce salt tooth — which frankly is also me, but not my husband. Littler Bits, though, is Totally In Favor of Sugar. Kids, man.

My kids have critiqued the sweetness of various fruits and candy. For example, grapes are generally too sweet. OTOH apples can go either way. They prefer dark to milk chocolate. 

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Made pizza last night but gluten free. My son helped with the fresh mozzarella. However he didn’t want red sauce instead preferring some premade pesto as the base. 

Honestly the GF dough recipe needs some work! 

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10 hours ago, NolaCaine said:

In other news, my 8yr old boy has declared himself to "not like meat" but when offered he'll eat fish sticks and chicken nuggets. What the heck? He used to love salmon and pollo a la braza. But I guess that was 2018. 

Kids are weird. My 'vegetarian' eats chicken strips (not nuggets) or roast chicken, sausage patties, and is a voracious eater of all fish (he devoured half an order or fried calamari when we told him it was fish the other night at Little Beast).  The funny thing is this all started with a trip to a crab house on the Eastern Shore where he was so upset at what we were doing to the poor crabs he had to leave.

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While-wheat spaghetti with roasted-veg marinara. 

At 4:40pm. 

This day has lasted 85417975575 hours. 

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On 2/20/2019 at 1:42 PM, leleboo said:

While-wheat spaghetti with roasted-veg marinara. 

At 4:40pm. 

This day has lasted 85417975575 hours. 

My sympathies - same for us yesterday, except with meat sauce!! It was nice that everyone ate the same thing for dinner. We even got both kiddos to try at least 1 cucumber slice. Both will pick out the pasta on their own but they do allow themselves to be spoon-fed the sauce (including chunky tomatoes) and meat at the end, which is still worth it to us (for now) for nutrition purposes.

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Last night my 4-year-old had more cantaloupe and picked at the Thai peanut chicken ramen my husband made. Tonight they're going to Costco while I go out, so I'm sure she'll have a hot dog.

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Tonight's menu is sushi and veggie gyoza from Wegman's. Tomorrow will probably be Panera delivery, because we're in the season when my husband travels all.the.damn.time and I'm just totally *done* by the end of the weekend!

 

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spinach and shiitake mushrooms with mozzarella and basil pizza. droopy chocolate ice cream. pineapple,.

long day!

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Falafel, green beans, black olives  

Also my little one was home with a cold and subsisted on popsicles all day. 

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In another thread I mocked the concept of Cajun crawfish in the same restaurant as sushi. Well, last Sunday on girl-date, my daughter (5) requested both at the Harris Teeter. I got them, made them and she loved the meal. Of course! 

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My sons grew up on burgers, meatball, pizza, bagels and Mrs. T Perogis.  Grew up just fine.

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3 hours ago, MarkS said:

My sons grew up on burgers, meatball, pizza, bagels and Mrs. T Perogis.  Grew up just fine.

That is very reassuring!

Tonight for 5-year-old was a toasted cheese sandwich, some strawberry yogurt, some peach pork picante (bite-sized pieces of pork loin coated in taco seasoning and cooked in salsa with peach preserves, served with brown rice -- I don't think she's ever deigned to eat this before), some sherbet, and then a plain piece of bread. I'm thinking she must be going through a growth spurt, because she's been waking up in the middle of the night asking for snacks.

ETA: And more yogurt.

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4 hours ago, MarkS said:

My sons grew up on burgers, meatball, pizza, bagels and Mrs. T Perogis.  Grew up just fine.

58 minutes ago, dracisk said:

That is very reassuring!

Tonight for 5-year-old was a toasted cheese sandwich, some strawberry yogurt, some peach pork picante (bite-sized pieces of pork loin coated in taco seasoning and cooked in salsa with peach preserves, served with brown rice -- I don't think she's ever deigned to eat this before), some sherbet, and then a plain piece of bread. I'm thinking she must be going through a growth spurt, because she's been waking up in the middle of the night asking for snacks.

ETA: And more yogurt.

Agreed that this is reassuring because, um, that's pretty much what my kids would LOVE to eat all the time.  Though they both like hand-made (not by me) perogis when we can get them (in OH).

My Big (4 yrs) also seems to be going through a growth spurt because he is suddenly snacking a lot (cashews, oddly, which he doesn't ask for at any other time) right before bed.  The past few nights they have both been eating some combination of cheese, applesauce, cereal, yogurt, and apple slices for dinner.  That is not what the adults are having, but at least it's decent nutrition and minimal work. 

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More news on my girl. She ate $17 worth of oysters at the Wharf today. FWIW: she likes the medium between salty and sweet. The other one at quite a bit of burger. He's not food adventurous.

Rappahannock oyster bar is expensive and not child-friendly (it's an actual bar) but the staff was really, really nice. I had fried seafood everything. That was amazing but then again, I never eat fried food so maybe it was just the fried-ness of it.

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On 3/2/2019 at 4:04 PM, NolaCaine said:

More news on my girl. She ate $17 worth of oysters at the Wharf today. FWIW: she likes the medium between salty and sweet. The other one at quite a bit of burger. He's not food adventurous.

Wow! Reminds me of the oft-told story of my father-in-law's pride and chagrin when my husband, at age 10, was able to put away an adult-portioned Captain's Feast at Red Lobster? after eating his kids meal.

Last night both kids chowed down on pizza and cucumber and apple slices (well, 1 cucumber slice each). Tonight the (feverish) Big barely finished a popsicle and the Little had a beer-battered cod fillet (from Costco, we all like them, actually), some "kitchen sink" smoothie (seriously, I threw in the odds and ends of so many different fruits - pear, apple, banana, blueberries, mango, and an old cube of pureed prunes that he refused as a baby that I found hanging out in the back of the freezer - with some yogurt and fresh-squeezed limeade), and an oatmeal cookie. 

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14 hours ago, Sundae in the Park said:

an old cube of pureed prunes that he refused as a baby that I found hanging out in the back of the freezer

I love this ^!

My husband made "fancy burritos" last night. They weren't really fancy, but that's what he called them for whatever reason. He mashed some black beans with cumin, garlic, and lime, and wrapped them in a flour tortilla with some smoked chicken and sauteed green bell pepper and onion, then grilled them in a cast iron skillet (or that's more or less what he did -- he was improvising and I wasn't watching). I was 100% sure my almost 5-year-old wouldn't eat these even though she likes (most of) the ingredients and has been obsessed with (admittedly quite different) burritos from Costco for awhile now. But she liked them, she really liked them! Color me corrected.

She also had some strawberries. Then before bed she told me she was hungry for "a bread."

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