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Thanks for coming by Foodie Friday! Today my cohost Diane has a Kale Eggplant Stew you should check out!
Ever struggle to feed your kids oatmeal? I know when I was a child I really did not like oatmeal. My mom always tried to make it appealing with fresh fruit, or cinnamon and milk. No matter what though, my gag reflexes always kicked in when trying to eat oatmeal. Thankfully my taste buds have refined themselves as an adult, and I actually enjoy oatmeal now. I can not eat it plain though.
Unfortunately, my kids have taken after me and struggle eating the sticky stuff. I’ve tried a multitude of ways, including fun fruit parfaits, but nothing could get them to eat it. That is, until I baked it. Princess V is the only one that still fights me on oatmeal, while the other 3 gobble it up and even ask for more. According to Princess C “3 is good Mom. Can I have one more?”
Of course Princess V’s reaction was a bit more dramatic when after some screaming and wailing, I sent her back to bed, she uttered the words “You’re going DOWN for this!” Well, I must be parenting right, but I think some TV shows need to be turned off for awhile…Avatar, or very possibly the old Sonic the Hedgehog we’ve recently introduced the kids to. And by the way, I saved her oatmeal for her and still made her eat it once she calmed down and apologized.
I’m still feeling a win on this with 3 out of 4 kids liking it
Chocolate Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
adapted from the cookbook Beyond Oatmeal: 101 Breakfast Recipes
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup Almond Bark Shavings
1/3 cup Strawberry Jam
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9×9 baking pan
Combine all the ingredients except the jam in a medium bowl. Pour into the prepared baking dish, and spread out. Add dollops of the strawberry jam on top, or spread it into an even layer.
Bake for 25 minutes. Serve and Enjoy.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
from Julia Kendrick
I will for sure be trying this one out next! Peanut butter is more Princess V’s thing, so maybe she’ll like it better.
Steak Sandwich Stackers
These would be perfect for a Memorial Day get together. Perfect little bites, with a lot going on!
Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Slaw
from This Gal Cooks
Add a little twist to summer bbq’s with this side.