Friday, March 7, 2008
How to get your kids to eat their veggies...
Our two oldest kids eat veggies all the time. Our two youngest, not-a-so-much. I am not sure whether I just became less pushy with our younger children, or became more tired. So now I try and trick my little angels into eating their veggies. I put grated carrots into meatloaf to disguise their presence and have also served them raw with dip. Instead of going to the fuss of making a salad, often I will cut up raw veggies and serve them with Ranch dressing. Today I felt like making my favorite homemade 'Bleu Cheese Dressing' recipe.
I still remember where I was almost twenty years ago when I tasted it for the first time. It was a baby shower for one of my friends and I just had to get the recipe from her grandmother. She was eager to share..thankfully! So I have included it below for all of you. I made it in a low-fat kind of way, but if you can afford all the fat and calories (I can't), then make it that way. Delicious!
These are the ingredients I used in the picture below.
Joanne's Famous Bleu Cheese Dressing/Dip
2 Cups Mayo (I used reduced fat)
16oz Sour Cream (I used fat free)
2 Cloves Garlic
1Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar (we didn't have any so I used white wine vinegar)
8oz Bleu Cheese
Mix well. The longer it sits in the fridge, the better!