Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays

Time again for Kitchen Tips over at Tammy's Recipes!!! Instead of an actual tip, I want to offer some encouragement! If your house is full of picky eaters like what mine is, then this encouragement is for you! The encouragement is this...Don't be afraid to try something new!! and Don't give up trying to find new things to try with your family!!

I have tried over the years to try new recipes to help my family eat more than the same old getting in a rut type dishes. Each one that I try seems to come with failure, usually the majority of the family doesn't like it, despite the fact that the ingredients are the same things that I use day after day in favorite dishes.

This past week, I tried something new again after almost a month of eating the same old in rut type dishes. I made French bread to make into garlic bread to go along with a family favorite meal of spaghetti and meatballs!! The bread was a hit with the whole family! So much a hit that I probably should have done TWO loaves! This was an encouragement to me that I finally made something that everyone enjoyed!

I also did up these soft pretzels. These were not as big of a hit with the family as the french bread. Just my oldest son, and I ate them after everyone tried them once.
For more tips, head over to Tammy's Recipes!


happyhousewife said...

Those pretzels look great!
Have you seen the topping made by Emeril? It is a parm and garlic topping for bread. It makes it taste like Texas Toast which is a favorite in my house. You can get the topping pretty cheap if you have a coupon.

I love your Teaching Tip suggestions as well. Even though we have been homeschooling for a while I always love a fresh perspective!

~Babychaser~ said...

That is great encouragement!!! After having the french bread garlic bread a few times, try serving french bread pizza (assuming they all love pizza). This is one more way you can "bridge" from one food to another. Visit my post on building food bridges at http://babychaser.blogspot.com/2008/01/when-your-toddler-wont-eat-anything_30.html.

Lots of stuff is geared toward toddlers, but it works way older than that!

Thanks for your visit and nice comment! I hope to see you back! :)

Laura said...

We love soft pretzels at our house too! Thanks for commenting on my blog today! I appreciate you stopping by!

Michele said...

Oh that bread looks yummy! I'll be trying that soon! Thanks!

Fox Family said...

Wow I am impressed with your bar pan, it is definitely seasoned, though I am a pampered chef consultant(only for 2 months), I have only had my bar pan for 2 years and it is not even close to being that dark. Thanks for commenting on my blog!! Have a blessed Day!!!