Speaking of kids eating vegetables, here's another great way to make veggies fun for kids: Lunch Box Fondue. In fact, this was Little shmoo's special request for today; he saw the fresh Brussels sprouts at the supermarket and begged me to make him fondue. "Weelll...I guess I could make you a giant heap of vegetables for lunch, but only if you're really good!" Hee.
So, fondue in a thermos with apple chunks, new potatoes, steamed green beans, baby carrots, Brussells sprouts, and cauliflower for dipping. A small piece of sweet dark chocolate is alongside for dessert.
Verdict: I sat next to him grading papers while he ate. "This is fondue!" he boasted, and Julia came over and bragged that she could eat a whole bowl of peas. Yes, vegetables are cool! The sprouts were first to go, of course, then the green beans got rave reviews. The cauliflower fell off the fondue fork but was rescued and eaten with his fingers, then he finished off all the carrots, apple chunks, and all but three bites of potato. "Whew, full!" 5 stars.