Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Lettuce Be Glad!
As I've mentioned many times before, Munch is a great eater. Her Grandma just commented this past Mother's Day on how Munch happily crunches down her fruits and especially the veggies. But the one item I have not been able to convince her of is lettuce. She'll give it a try (that's our house rule) when it appears, then says, "No more salad, thank you". And she is adamant that it does NOT belong on her cheeseburger (ketchup only, please). I think it's a textural thing- they way the lettuce slides, the flatness of it- it made for a difficult chew. So, I crossed my fingers when I served the Munchkin a heap of taco salad last night. She'd already seen AudioDad and I enjoy bowlfuls of it a couple of weeks ago- after her mandatory "salad" bite, she polished off the beef and bean taco filling with a few chips and lots of black olives. We assured her the best way to enjoy her salad was to mix it up with the filling and crumbled chips- to our surprise (and great pleasure), she announced, "Mmmm it's good!" and finished every bite- lettuce and all. Even more of a surprise? The "crunchies" that she swooned over (and stole out of the salad bowl) were not the crumbled chips (as we'd assumed)- they were the matchstick carrots! Gotta love that little bunny in the making!