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The forbidden fruit snack

Friday, April 9, 2010

It used to be easy to get Declan to eat his vegetables. I remember when he was two I could steam any frozen vegetables I had and he would gobble them up without hesitation. One tragic visit to my sister's house in which he was ever-so-innocently given a small bag of fruit snacks and it was all over. He had experienced the forbidden fruit snack and was changed forever. Never again would I be able to openly give him "the yucky foods." I now must hide them, disguise them and even rename them. The funny part is that I found myself going back to recipes of my childhood, the "yucky foods" my mom used to make. The dreaded tuna casserole, chili macaroni and the biggest mystery dish of them all, goulash. I still have no idea what goulash is, but I have found that Declan loves tuna casserole and chili mac, just as his father secretly did. Once again, mom saves the day and I get to relish in the fact that Declan is just like his father, as I recall a conversation I had with myself many years ago in which I promised I would eat licorice everyday when I got big enough to cook my own meals.

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Just goes to show you moms know best lol!

-- Posted by catlemm on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 7:54 PM

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