2/19/09

So you say you don't like them?

We have wonderful school cooks, they give us great menu's and alot of homecooked nutritious food.

Yesterday we had Baked Ham & Sweet Potatoes, it was delicious, but alot of the students left their Sweet Potatoes and said they didn't like them. So as very few came for seconds, there were alot leftover.

So today as they came through the line, they spotted the Pumpkin Pie at the end with great excitement. It was a huge hit, we went through almost 4 pans of it and many came back for seconds.

They ASSUMED because it looked like it, smelt like it and tasted like it, that it WAS Pumpkin Pie.

SSSHHHH....actually it was Sweet Potato Pie, but we didn't correct their assumption, seeing as they enjoyed it so much! ;-)

Tomorrow they will be getting a delicious chocolate cake, in which there might just be a few Beets, leftover from today! I always heard the best way to get kids to eat veggies is to disguise them, well apparently it's too true LOL!

28 comments:

Gaelyn said...

A very good idea. Maybe they should try sweet potato fries.
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Thanks for the tip about HTML, I still have much to learn about that.

Stuart Peel said...

Yum, you couldn't fax me a slice could you ?

Limey said...

It escapes my mind now, but some famous actor's wife did a book on this last year. I can not remember at all who it was - that'll drive me nuts!

Daryl said...

Yum .. I love both sweet potatoes, yams AND pumpkin .... and beets, I am one kid who never had to have her veggies hidden .. well except for Lima Beans .. and Okra .. eewww

Mary said...

That's hilarious, and such a great idea.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gee I don't remember food this good in my school cafeterias... We had "mystery meat" ALOT... I always took my lunch since we never knew what they were serving.

I don't have an answer to get kids to eat veggies. You have to start them when they are very young... It takes work on the part of parents--which doesn't happen very often. Disguising them is probably a good idea.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lover of Life said...

Terrific idea! Waste not, want not.

Jill of All Trades said...

It's true, it's true. I always disguised the veggies.

Sherri said...

A wonderful idea!! Those children will get their veggies whether they want them or not!!

Sassy Britches said...

Those school cooks; they're smart cookies!

Lynne said...

Very smart idea! I love the idea of beets in a chocolate cake.

Lynne said...

Limey - It was Jerry Seinfeld's wife who wrote the book you're thinking about.

Vintage Tea said...

How sneaky but I like it!!!

I have to say I love sweet potatoes!

Victoria x

tara @ kidz said...

Wow everything sounded so delish!

Karen said...

When my own kids were small, I would make squash casserole several times a week. I always told them it was pie and they could have some for dessert. And they always ate it all up, for dessert. Now that they are grown up, that casserole is the favorite of all of them. I don't know if they still eat it for dessert or not.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

When my daughter was little, she ate cabbage (unusual for kids), but refused to eat brussel sprouts.
I told her they were little cabbages, and she never stopped eating them !
Mind over matter I guess ?
I thought your food looked like brownies...lol

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I hope nobody spills the beans to the kids.
Sweetie makes a mean chocolate zucchini cake loaded with vegetables. SuperPizzaBoy still hasn't caught on.

Recipes for theLife said...

Ha ha ha!Poor kids if only they knew!Crazy

George said...

What a great post! When I was in China I quickly learned not to ask what I was eating. Evidently the same principle works for elementary school children!

Bella Foxx said...

I LOVE sweet potato pie.

My friend makes brownies with beans in them. Her son took them to school and his friends were eating them and loving them, until he told them what was in them. LOL More for him he said.

Unfortunately for me, I have to know what is in food because of my allergies.

Kay said...

Oh so true, so true! I used to hide veggies in the kids' food all the time.
Sweet potato pie? Yum!

Mmm said...

oooh, you trickster! Beets in choccie cake?!! Never ever heard of that but love the idea of sweet potato disguised as such! Clever girl.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I like both pumpkin and sweet potato pies but I think sweet potato is my favorite. Most people I know feel the same. Wish I had a piece right now. :-)

Lynn said...

Wonderful!

My husband doesn't like sweet potatoes. He's the first person I had ever met who doesn't like them and that used to seem extremely bizarre to me. How can anyone not like sweet potatoes? Unfortunately he has very clever taste buds and I wasn't able to fool him with "pumpkin" pie.

Janet said...

I hate wasting food, so it sounds like the school cooks are doing a great job.

Arija said...

Sounds delish. Nothing like a bit of creative camouflage!

Polish Punk Chick said...

Ok I just want to point out that when the next National Kiss A Lunchlady day comes around, you need to kiss the crap out of these ladies, because I can guarentee you that in the LS county school district, for example, they aren't getting anywhere near this level of haute cuisine.

Polish Punk Chick said...

Woops, "LA County", I mean. My fingers aren't warmed up yet =)