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The carrot eating kid

December 6th, 2008 · 6 Comments

My kid loves carrots. With the leafy greens attached. He will eat all the way down to the stem. Sometimes, he will say like Bugs Bunny, but, most of the time it’s “just a carrot”, Mommy.

Below is a another night in the kitchen with kids.

Bean Soup is cheap, healthy and easy to prepare especially with help! You can buy the 17 bean soup version at any grocery store for as little as 99 cents. We like it with an additional meat source such as a ham bone or Pancetta but it is not necessary for good eats! The biggest thing I’ve learned with making bean soup is the SOAKING of the beans. Soak those beans for 48 hours! I know the directions say 24, but, for me, 48 is MUCH better. The beans cook faster, they are softer and still have good flavor.

First, peel one carrot and invite children to help chop the veggies. Tonight, I only had one taker. That was fine. He spent a good twenty minutes trying to cut that one carrot, so, I was happy! He eats, chops a little, eats more while I actually prep the onions, celery and carrots. Saute in Olive Oil and garlic until soft, then add the soaked beans, water and seasonings. Cook for 2-3 hours on medium heat.

Wondering what my other child is doing? He said “I’m too busy to help cut the carrots!

If you are wondering if I ever dress my kids; the answer is YES, I do.

However, upon arrival at home, they seem to just lose their clothes…They would be the best models for Thomas, Speed Racer, Lightning McQueen briefs because that is all they wear at home!

And, Bobbi, this one is for you:

Roasted Root Vegetables:

Peel and chop the following:

1 Butternut Squash

2-3 Carrots

1/2 Red Onion

1-2 Sweet Potatoes

any other random root veggies you have in the house

Douse with olive oil and sea salt and roast for 35 minutes at 450 degrees. Turn veggies over once or twice. They are done when the edges are light brown or black.

Below my boys saw the veggies and automatically stopped to check out the orange vegetables. And, they immediately shoved a piece in their mouths as if it were candy. Amazing. Both kids ate raw sweet potatoes or butternut squash and did not even complain. They simply ate and continued on with their imaginary game of “Wall E”.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lance // Dec 6, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Very cool – carrots are an awesome snack! You have to be a very proud Mom! And…where does he pick this habit of losing his clothes at home??? Is he learning this from someone at your house (you????)?? (I kid…)!! Have a great weekend, and enjoy the soup (and more importantly – your family!)

  • 2 Mama C // Dec 6, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    If there is one thing that is a familiar sight when visiting your house, it is veggies being chopped and cooked! I miss the yummy smells that come from your kitchen. I will have to pay you a visit soon!

    Mama Cs last blog post..Impromptu Swim Party in November

  • 3 Amanda // Dec 6, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    I really liked Sage’s yoga, I’ll be doing more of that, thanks for the tip!

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  • 4 bobbi // Dec 6, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    oooo yummy I am so trying it this weekend!

    bobbis last blog post..Dad’s Dinner

  • 5 Stephanie // Dec 7, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    My daughter loves carrots too…and so do we!

    On the menu tonight? Something simple…ceasar salad, roasted zucchini squash, homemade banana bread.

  • 6 Heather @ HangryPants // Dec 8, 2008 at 2:36 am

    Very cute! I assume the one under the basket is cute, too. :D

    Thanks for taking the time to comment on our food drive post.

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