Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My battle with purees....

Mikey has become more of a picky eater so I have deiced to become a SNEAKY CHEF. Robert is very particular about the veggies he puts into his mouth as well. But little does he know hes is getting spinach, carrots, and broccoli at almost every meal hehehe. As some of you may know Robert is a meat and potatoes kinda guy. The less ingredients after that the better for him. I made chili with carrots (he refuses to eat these at all) and red peppers.

For most of these recipes you must make all of your veggies into purees. When I started my recipes earlier this week I only had a blender (due to the lack of motivation I have for unpacking any more boxes) . This was such a disaster. I boiled and steamed my veggies as it said in the book. As I was reading about that the consistency should be I saw "less water is better". So I think ok this should be easy, right. Wrong! First I put the veggies in but every 2 sec. I have to open the blender and push the veggies back down to get chopped. This was very frustrating. Thinking that I will mess the puree up if I put in more water then written I struggle through making 4 different types of purees. This ends up taking 3hrs!!!

Well today I made Turkey chili from another great book, DECEITFULLY DELICIOUS. This is the book written by Jerry Seinfeld's wife Jessica Seinfeld. She has a recipe for Browines that is to die for and it has SPINACH in it!! It was actually reviewed on OPRAH as well. I highly recomend these books if you have picky eaters in your home.

By the way I have since found my food processer and it works perfectly to make my purees. Also if you are using the blender I found out that you must use more water because of the blades being at the bottom and the area being so small.

1 comment:

Vivian said...

Hi Mary!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my photo of the heart-shaped key hole.

I see your blog here is for your family and friends, but I figured you wouldn't mind me stopping by.....I love the idea of the spinach brownies! wooweee!
I love spinach and brownies so why not together, right? And what a great idea to get fussy kids to eat their veggies.
Glad you found your food processor.

Funny....when I first read the title of your note here "My battle with purees..." I thought, oh no!.....what is purees? I thought it was a disease. LOL