Even though it's Wednesday ...

... here is my A-Z on Mondays entry. And I am only on S to boot.

S is for sprinkled cheese.

Katie and Maddie have very different appetites. Maddie eats (besides fruit and some veggies): french toast, peanut butter and jelly on Ritz crackers, waffles, spaghetti, and chicken McNuggets. She will not try anything new - not even one teensy bite. Katie eats so much more, thank goodness. And she will try just about anything, too - especially if her Daddy is eating it. So I am always offering her new things and adding to her menu little by little.

Spaghetti night occurs here about three times a week mainly because it is a stress free meal for us all. Maddie just does not like to eat and most meals are just torturous for Andy and me. But for some reason she eats the spaghetti here without a fuss, and if I follow it with broccoli she is even more pleased. A few months ago I was watching them eat spaghetti and I had the idea of seeing if they wanted parmesan cheese on it. (I almost can't eat pasta without it.)

Maddie said "no thank you!" quite loudly. Katie looked at it and slowly shook her head yes with big wide eyes. I sprinkled just a little amount. She loved it! Score! She dubbed it sprinkled cheese, or sometimes just "sprinkes." She is really going to be confused in an ice cream shop one day.

So the sprinkled cheese became a fixture on the table on spaghetti nights, and even though Maddie doesn't like it - let me tell you she still likes to hold that bottle! They FIGHT over it quite passionately. I have to time turns for them.

Here are some pictures of Katie and Maddie with their "preeeeciouuus ...."

(The top two pictures are Maddie and the bottom two are Katie. Katie is actually eating Ramen noodles here, which she also loves, in case you were wondering why it doesn't look like spaghetti.)

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Kerry McGrath said...

Oh that is soooo sweet!
I remember a little niece of mine that didn't like a lot of things but when she grew up she got brave ;-)!
Loving the sprinkles!!!!!

Becca's Dirt said...

You have some precious little ones. They are so pretty.

Songbirdtiff said...

So cute. I guess pretending to sprinkle cheese is just as fun. :)

Dawn said...

haha! i love that maddie has to hold the shaker if if she doesn't want any!! i sure hope you & andy each get your own turn :)
(we call it sprinkle cheese at our house, too! there would be NO confusing it for "sprinkles" though!!)

Beverlee said...

Ha! Your little Gollums !! "Preciouuss"!

Jen said...

Well at least you still know your ABC's. :D

You are way ahead with the eating thing than I was. My son was getting weaned off baby food jars at age three. They would not take another day of it at day care!
But, I will tell you this , he was the healthiest child of the bunch!

Yaya said...

Oh I'm loling at her coveting the cheese!!!!!

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Liz said...

That is just too cute!

Darla said...

Hey girlie, I would not let water sit in any container. You will risk root rot. Containers need good drainage. Pour it out!!

~~Mel~~ said...

thankfully my little guy has always been a great eater...I do not envy you with the eating battles.

I love sprinkled cheese too! Lots of it please!