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Love those vegetables!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Yesterday we had a lovely meal...the turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy were prepared from scratch by my son-in-law. He grows a lot of their own produce and herbs in their back yard, and he is a phenomenal cook! The rest of us carried side mother made her pumpkin pies and cinnamon apples; my sister made her apple pie. I brought fruit and veggies for roasting and for raw consumption. A good mix of healthy and not so healthy fare!
One of my granddaughters was feeling a little bit under the weather.On Wednesday she had lost her dinner and everyone was wondering if she would eat anything on Thanksgiving Day. Although this second grader usually is hungry 24/7, she announced that she didn't really feel like eating "turkey and all that stuff." My daughter said that was fine...and asked if there was anything on the table that she would like a little taste of. She looked around and said that she would take a little asparagus and a few Brussels spouts, and that was all. True story!!
This is the child who was leaning out of her high chair at 12 months and snagging my mother's vegetables off her dinner plate. This is the child who answered the first grade teacher's question of "What is your favorite food, class?" with the response "creamed spinach." The moral of the story... if parents start their kids off early in life with a love of fresh vegetables, it might just pay off. It has for my two granddaughters...of that I'm convinced.
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    Glad you had a good time! I used to eat fruit & veggies all the time when I was growing up, and it wasn't hard to get back to it when joining SP! I still ate them as an adult, but not enough....was more into junk food & fast food! emoticon
    That is something your GD likes Brussels sprouts, asparagus & spinach --kids usually hate those! I Love spinach, but not too big of a fan of Brussels sprouts or asparagus!
    Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment on my blog! Have a great day! emoticon
    1962 days ago
    It was great to read you had a lovely Thanksgiving meal... And what an amazing granddaughter you have! I agree with you that the way your DGG are raised must explain this. It is wonderful!
    1973 days ago
    I know it is true about kids and vegetables. As my darling little boys 2 and 4 ate mushrooms out of the yard while playing with a friend. Luckily the other little boy would never eat any vegetable especially a raw one told. God was watching out for them as there was weren't poisonous.

    It sounds like you had a great day and so glad your granddaughter has such good role models in her life. emoticon
    1974 days ago
    That is such a good story. It really is too bad that more parents don't take the time to introduce their kids to good foods like that! Hope she's feeling better.

    1974 days ago
    I too had a good Thanksgiving, a mix of healthy and not so healthy. We even had a couple of Sparkrecipes. Keep that kid! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1974 days ago
    Glad your day was great
    1974 days ago
  • SAMI199
    Thanks for sharing such a positive blog! Your little grand-daughter is awesome-she should be the poster child for Healthy Kids. I'm glad you had such a nice Thanksgiving.

    1975 days ago
    So good to see your blog! What an amazing little granddaughter you have. My children were quite good eaters, but not as good as she is. The teacher must have been very surprised to hear that creamed spinach was a child's favourite food. Perhaps her father's ability as a cook and the fresh grown vegetables helped encourage her to try all sorts of foods.

    It sounds as if you had a wonderful meal, a mix of healthy and not-so-healthy as you said. Your grandchildren are very lucky to have "greats". My son-in-law's grandparents lived to be 101 and 99, and were a very important part of our family get-togethers, and my grandsons, now 20 and 16 learned a lot from them. It used to be wonderful to see one of the boys making sure their great-grandmother was seated comfortably, and helping their great grandfather get up and down off the chesterfield. Garrett was about 17 at the time, already 6'3", and his great-grandfather was maybe 5'4" and very stooped. I wish I had taken a photograph of them, probably from the back, while I could.

    Really good to see your blog, Evelyn; I hope all the health issues work out well. Remember that we're here for you.

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    1975 days ago
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