VeganMoFo Post 8

Reno's Lunch: Pasta Primavera, rosemary focaccia, apple banana pouch, nectarine. #vegan

The main part of this lunch box was dinner the other night and it was all eaten by trickery…I mean lies. I realized a while ago that I spend a good part of my day telling my children lies. Just little ones. Nothing that will do any harm. Most of those lies come around dinner time. I lied to Reno the other night when I made Pasta Primavera for dinner. The recipe for that pasta is basically my Mushroom Cream Sauce recipe subbing mixed veggies instead of the mushrooms. Although I would have kept the mushrooms in the recipe if I had any. That night I used broccoli, carrots and zucchini. For the herbs I just used some dried rosemary. When I make any of my versions of this recipe I will just give her butter and nooch. She wasn’t around when I was cooking the sauce this night so when dinner was ready I just gave it to her as is and told my little lie of how it was just a butter and nooch, 2 of many ingredients in the recipe, pasta dinner with some veggies. She gave me a skeptical look but tried it and really liked it. Thats when I came out with the truth and told her what it really was. She had a look of great shock on her face. I think the shock was because she liked something she usually would say no to without even trying it. Well it was a successful lie and I have no regrets telling it to her.

To finish out her Planet Box lunch box I gave her a piece of Trader Joe’s Rosemary Focaccia with some Earth Balance, an apple and banana pouch and one of the best nectarines I’ve tasted so far this year. Lucky girl!

3 Comments on VeganMoFo Post 8

  1. Jes
    September 12, 2013 at 12:45 PM (11 months ago)

    I love that she loved the dinner! I think that’s probably the starting point to opening a kid’s eating horizons. Trick ‘em a few times and get them coming back for more :)

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  2. Helen
    September 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM (11 months ago)

    No harm in a white lie every so often! And this looks like a great lunch box – I’d be delighted to open it up at lunch time!

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  3. Becky
    September 16, 2013 at 8:57 PM (11 months ago)

    I love this lunchbox, and I really love the care you take filling it up with lovely food! ^_^

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