Monday, September 8, 2008

Deceptively Delicious...With Mixed Results

So by now you've no doubt heard about Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld. In this cookbook, Ms. Seinfeld describes how to incorporate various vegetable purées into your everyday cooking, thereby giving your family their necessary daily allowance of seventeen servings of vegetables, or whatever it is these days.

Anyway, the other night I decided to try puréeing two carrots and sneaking them into our usual Sloppy Joe recipe. Guess what? Everyone scarfed it down like there's no tomorrow! I felt like a super genius.

Buoyed by my success, I decided to try slipping some puréed butternut squash into the Kraft Mac and Cheese Jack and Henry can't seem to get enough of. It's the same color, right? I tasted it before dishing it out to them, and it seemed fine to me. But the kids weren't fooled. Henry complained of the weird texture of the cheese, and Jack called it quits after two bites.

Tonight I used the rest of the butternut squash in my standard meatloaf recipe. I'll let you know how that goes...