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!

Bon Apetit!


Megan said...

i love your new look!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this recipe sounds amazing... esp w/ garlic & lemon, yummy! can't wait 2 try it!

Beth said...

Yum! I love blue cheese dressing.

The kids are on to me though and even though they love ranch, they prefer dipping their fingers in it to dipping veggies in it.

Rebekah said...

Im lucky that my kids like veggies. Gracie loves salad to the point of choice over other foods.

Except we are Ranch people. your blue cheese does sound good though.

SharonB said...

my husband loves bleu cheese I'll have to try this! Love the new look!!

connorcolesmom said...

Ok now my mouth is watering! That sounds so yummy I will have to make some :)
I also wanted to tell you I love the new blog look. It looks really good!!
Love ya,

Terri said...

It seems to me that kids eat broccoli much better than when I was young - all 3 of my girls love it! What's up with that?
I just noticed your sidebar to pray for our troops - How cool that you mentioned my nephew Andy! Thanks - that means a lot to his family!


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