Tricky Food

It’s funny how the things you thought you’d never be/do eventually come to pass.  I had all these high-minded philosophies about what I would do when *I* had children.  No tv, no desserts, no hiding food in other food (there’s a whole industry based on this with books like this one). We’d have regular bedtimes, along with routines, and our children would be able to fall asleep on their own, in their own beds, in their own rooms.  They would eat what we were eating- no making separate dinners for them.

Riiiiiiight.

Not a single one of those things has come to pass.  G. had a bit of ice cream at about five months (thanks OGWO), she regularly watches Curious George on tv and she refuses vegetables.  M. is sleeping in our bed and G. needs one of us to help her fall asleep.

On the other hand, both of my children are happy, content and healthy.  So maybe those things I thought were so key aren’t that important.

Which brings us to this recipe.  In an attempt to get some vegetables into her, I took the hippo’s suggestion and made vegetable pancakes.  Very similar to potato pancakes, which she will eat.  While they were not a rousing success, she did eat one.  And I thought they were good.

Tricky Veggie Pancakes

Ingredients

2 small carrots

1 small zucchini

1 small summer squash

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

3-6 tablespoons flour

Directions

Grate your veggies.  I do this in the cuisinart because I am lazy.  Throw them in a bowl and add the eggs, mixing well.  Add the baking powder and about half of the flour.  This is a good time to add salt and pepper though I left out the salt because they were for G.  Mix well.  How much flour you need will depend on how liquidy your batter is. 

Heat some oil in a large pan over medium high heat.  Drop by tablespoonfuls into the oil and fry on each side until golden brown and crispy.

Serve with applesauce, sour cream or greek yogurt.

I liked greek yogurt with mine.

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