3 days ago
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Do you really think that Deceptively Delicious business really works?
I'm not convinced.
I've recently had numerous experiences in which #1 has thrown up a little in his mouth.
Each of these experiences was preceded by the tasting of a healthy "treat", touted for its innocuous taste and hidden healthfulness.
I'd heard about Mrs. Seinfeld's attempt to share recipes designed to bamboozle unsuspecting little people into happily eating veggies, fruits, legumes, and tofu.
I'd caught wind of a delicious chocolate cake stuffed with beets.
I was appalled, astounded, and dumbstruck. Why would you want to screw up chocolate by adding beets to it? Sacrilege. That's what I call it. Sacrilege.
But anything in the name of health, right?
So I mentioned to BFF that I might like to try this evil little secret on my dudes, and when she spied the book on sale at Marshall's (love that place), she picked it up for me.
You kids are in for it now.
You are gonna be oozing beta keratin and antioxidants from your perfectly sized pores.
So I tried it.
Not the chocolate cake, but some dinner item packed with chickpeas.
And guess what happened...
#1 threw up a little in his mouth.
And, #3 ate his own as well as part of #1's and all of #2's who categorically refuses to try anything that #1 pukes over (smart dude, huh?).
But, in all fairness, #1 has quite the sensitive palate and I am not giving up hope.
While I am not prepared to spend all day slaving over a beet filled chocolate cake that I may or may not be able to stomach (I don't play around with chocolate), I am interested in trying the cauliflower laced banana bread, the broccoli infused rice balls, or the carrot dipped french toast.
Hopefully, at least one of the concoctions will be palatable for #1. I'll keep you posted.
If all else fails, at least I know that #3 is gonna be as fit as a fiddle, even if he is as big as a house.
Giving away two copies of the movie Extract starring Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck. Contest ends 4/2/10.