Wednesday, December 13, 2006

It's all in the presentation!




A friend of mine told me yesterday that a lot of times, it doesnt matter what you cook for the children, but presenting it well, will make all the difference. I couldnt agree more.I made the humble potato wedges yesterday.(baked,not deep fried) Also, some stir fried vegetables to go with it.To decorate,I carved a tomato, into a flower shape (cut firm tomato into two, scooped out the insides, and made triangular nicks on the outer edge with a sharp knife), filled it with bits of cheese, and added some chopped coriander leaves around it, to make it look striking.

My kids LOVED it!
They asked
"Mama, who is coming for dinner tonight?"

I said

"Both of you are."

To say they were delighted, would be putting it mildly. They gobbled up every last piece of the vegetables.I couldnt ask for more! (Can you picture a five year old, eating all the vegetables with great relish,without being threatened with dire consequences if veggies aren't finished?)




5 comments:

  1. I am reading this around the time when my thoughts turn to a little snack...I must now go and satisfy my hunger.....(A few moments later):decided to eat fresh fruit..a pear and then a banana (long lasting carbohydrates)

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  2. This is a wonderful idea. I get so caught up with things that need to be done that sometimes I forget the little things that make such a difference.

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  3. Way cool! Beautiful pictures.

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  4. that was very clever...i'll remember tht when i have kids n will hv to feed them...gr8 styling btw...

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