Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sound the Trumpets!

Elsie has tried both meatloaf and sloppy joe's for the very first time ever this week. I'm happy to report that she loves them both. Yay for a three year old who's willing to try new things!

5 comments:

Ami said...

Hooray! My 3 year old is usually willing to try new things, but has recently decided that some old favorites (green beans, cooked carrots) make him gag. Sigh...

~aj~ said...

Please tell me how you managed this!

It would be a huge celebration at our house as well!

Mandalynn said...

If I had a secret, I'd tell you. I'm a pretty picky eater, but I think Elsie has me beat. Most nights she'll ask what's for dinner, I tell her-being as enthusiastic about it as possible-she shares her disapproval if it's something she hasn't tried, and I end up making her something else. If she does like it, she sits at the table and waits...even if I've just started cooking and it'll take an hour, funny girl! Sometimes she'll help. Anyway, I talked her into the meatloaf by bribing her with ketchup, which I've tried before unsuccessfully so who knows why it worked this time. With the sloppy joe's, she walked in the kitchen as I was serving them, and told me they looked good. I was shocked, but naturally, I got that girl a plate as fast as I could before she could change her mind. She loved them both. Tonight, we grilled, and I also made potato wedges...I cut the potatoes, drizzle with italian dressing and parmesan cheese and bake. They're delicious, and she tried them for this first time tonight too. I've heard for awhile that the food thing is just a phase for toddlers, but I never thought she'd wake up one day and start trying new foods every other day. I'm happy it's happened though. I told Jason we should get some new meals into her while we've got the chance!

Tierd said...

Go Elsie! First potty training, now expanding her palate ... isn't it crazy how you think your child will never overcome something then one day they wake up and just do?

~aj~ said...

Those potato wedges sound yum. I think I'll have to give them a try. Maybe I can convince Adam that they are a cousin to the french fry. ;)