Friday, November 20, 2009

Who's Got Picky Eaters? I Got Picky Eaters!

You probably guessed it from the title that this is about my picky little eaters.  They are getting a little more adventurous (pretty much just Sage in the veggie department) but we have a long way to go.

I wanted to share a little something I figured out to get my kiddos to eat meatloaf.  There's just something about that brick of  ground meat, veggies and tomato sauce that my kids can't stand.  So here is what I did.  I mixed everything up exactly the way I would to make a standard meatloaf.

Then, instead of plopping it into the baking dish... you ready for this one?  I made it into meatballs.  That's right.  Meatballs!

What is it about those little spheres of meat that kids love so much?  I'm talking onions, bell peppers, the works and they still ate it.  In fact, they loved it!  I was so proud of myself for that one.  I kind of like it better that way myself.  We don't eat a full two pound meatloaf (yet) so the meatballs make it to were I can cut the recipe in half and we still may have a few juicy jewels left to throw in Dad's lunchbox in the morning.  Do you have any picky eaters at your house that whine about meatloaf night?  Feel free to use my idea.  They just may enjoy 'em!


Megan M. said...

Oh GREAT idea! One of those "Why didn't I think of that!" moments. 'Cause I have one of those picky eaters, but he loves meatballs. Consider it stolen.

Cop Mama said...

Great idea. I suppose the meatballs are more fun than a slab of meatloaf! Thanks!