See this nice meal I prepared for my family last night? Baked, homemade chicken nuggets, green beans, salad and mashed sweet potatoes. I got the idea for the sweet potatoes from a friend at the gym. He is an excellent chef and often gives me great ideas for new, healthy and tasty things to add to my normal dinner rotation…just to keep it fresh. Do you think I got the thanks that I so richly deserved for presenting my family with this fantastic meal?
As soon as I set the plates down on the table I was met with a chorus of “What’s that orange stuff?” This was accompanied by my oldest son dragging his fork through the pile and declaring that “It looks like some kind of spackle or wallpaper paste.” I patiently explained that they were mashed sweet potatoes, that they were lucky to have a nutritious meal land in front of them every night and that it wasn’t at all horrible to have to eat sweet potatoes if it wasn’t Thanksgiving or Christmas day.
They did eat them…finally…with a bit of grumbling…Something about baby food and orange death. Hmmmm…think I should tell them that I’m making broccoli soup as part of their dinner tonight? That’s right. It’s Green Death Thursday!