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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sweet Pea Mash anyone?

My kids don't eat enough vegetables.  They eat lots of fruit but other than mashed potatoes and carrots that have been cooked in brown sugar and butter, they tend to shy away from anything that looks like it might have been grown in the ground.

So when I saw this recipe at Disney Family Food for Sweet Pea Mash I decided to give it a try.  I thought perhaps I could convince them that they were spooky Halloween mashed potatoes.

And they had a little bacon and a little sour cream in them so I thought they might actually be tasty.

So I drug out the ole food processor. 

I love my food processor but it's big and bulky and my kitchen is tiny with minimal storage so the Cuisinart spends it's time sitting forlornly on a shelf in the garage waiting to be used to create some grand food masterpiece.  And since I don't tend to whip out very many (um, any) grand food masterpieces it spends most of it's time gathering dust.

I cooked the peas.  I cooked the bacon.  I dumped it all into the food processor with the sour cream and some spices and I pulsed and I pulsed until I got this....

And yes, it was just as disgusting as it looks.

The texture was very course and grainy.  Even with the bacon and sour cream these had zero flavor.  And I never thought I would ever say that about any recipe that containd bacon and sour cream.

And even with lots of "Oooh!  Look!  It's the same color as Frankenstein!  These are Halloween Mashers!  Yum!"  the kids knew better and would not touch them.

Heck.  Even my husband who will eat anything I put in front of him would not touch these.  And I could only get down two very small bites before I officially declared these as inedible.

The only upside - the next time I feed them regular peas they won't seem quite so bad!


Annikke said...

Those do look pretty gross!!!

RR Mama said...

Kudos for even trying! Pretty color too.

Evden said...

They remind me of baby food. Good try though. I used to mash up the peas with the mashed potatoes. It didn't work!

Kimberly said...

I saw this on Facebook and wondered how it would turn out. Something you might want to look into is a book called "The Sneaky Chef." It's written by a mom with picky kids. It has different recipes where you sneak the healthy stuff that your kids won't eat into the stuff they will eat. One such example would work with your kids already. Her recipe for "white stuff" is taking cauliflower and some other things, pureeing it and mixing it into mashed potatoes. Then you know the potatoes are healthier but the kids don't!
Check it out!

Mari said...

I don't think this would work at my place either!

Denise said...

At least you tried.