There was this episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse that the girls had seen a few times; in it Minnie Mouse made MINNIEstrone soup for a sick Goofy. I can’t tell you how helpful this became last night.
I was feeling in the mood for some soup, so last night I made minestrone soup. (I followed the recipe except I added 2 stalks of celery and about 1/2 Tbsp of minced rosemary right at the end.) Cate and Meg both are a bit hesitant to try anything that loaded with vegetables, so I figured they just wouldn’t eat very much, and that’s up to them. They have two choices when it comes to supper: eat it or not. I got a bit proactive, and while Cate was helping me cook, I told her that we were using Minnie’s recipe for Minnie-strone soup, just like on the show.
It worked like a charm. Both girls were willing to try it and discovered they liked it! Cate was gobbling up pieces of zucchini, celery like there was no end. I was astonished. They’ve even been begging me to eat the leftovers for lunch.
Now I just need an episode about milk and we’ll be set.
I really can’t believe it worked.