Check out this tasty dish... or does the scare you?
The other night I thought I'd make dinner interesting by serving a side dish of mashed potatoes made from purple fiesta potatoes. I thought the color looked pretty next to the green spinach, but Kellan looked repulsed by it. Even Erik looked skeptical.
A favorite story told by my husband's side of the family is about a Christmas dinner years ago when my mother-in-law served lutefisk. Erik took one look at his dish and started crying for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. My purple potatoes were definitely less offensive than gelatinous fish. At least I think so.
Kellan skipped the potatoes but Erik ate them. He deserves a gold star for the effort. Turns out, foods that are purple and blue aren't exactly appetizing. In my defense, the mashed potatoes may have looked like a Technicolor nightmare, but they were still tasty!
I thought I was serving my family an extra nutritious meal by eating the colors of the rainbow, but maybe I should have gone with just one strong color.
Have you ever tried a new food that bombed with your kids?