Recently Matthew's favoritest book is Green Eggs and Ham (he pretty much knows it by heart), so I surprised him tonight with green eggs for dinner! No artificial dyes, just a puree of spinach, cooked carrots, and cooked green beans that he actually watched me blend with the immersion blender before putting it in with the whisked eggs, milk, diced cheddar cheese, dash of nutmeg and Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Salt.
We read the book before dinner (Mama's cunning plan) and so he was all prepped and ready when I brought the food out. Every bit disappeared.
Little Brother Bean was not so happy about it after he had his first bite. He's been devouring the guacamole I made the other day (on bread, crackers, or just on a spoon), and I think that's what he expected it to be.
Stephen had the idea to take it away, transform it with tonkatsu sauce, and bring it back in a different bowl. The plan worked and Joel ate every bit of it.