Thursday, May 02, 2013

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

Mim wanted to do "something creative in the kitchen" so I set her to making some hobo stew for lunch. She went through the cans in the cabinet and chose several that she thought would go well together. Zaya helped, but mostly by making faces and switching out the Basil Oregano Diced Tomatoes for Fire-Roasted.

He was also unimpressed with the appearance of creamed corn, going so far as to say that it "looks like barf". I can't completely disagree with that, but I did try to downplay the resemblance.

Here are the ingredients of the T-Kids Hobo Stew:

1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 can creamed corn
1 can chicken broth
1 can black beans
1 pint jar green beans
1/2 cup dried pasta
1 shake Italian seasoning
1 shake poultry seasoning
1 shake celery seed
3 shakes smoked paprika
1 shake basil
2 shakes salt
5 turns ground black pepper

It was a big hit. That's probably the most vegetables Zaya has eaten without coercion in a long time. Now I know what to do to add a little nutrients into their diets. No one mentioned barf even once, which I call success.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Maybe they inherited some of their gread-grandma's kitchen creativity!

I love how your photos of Mim always seem to feature a shirt from one of our vacations. Too bad (for her t-shirt collection) that all of our recent vacations have involved trips to see your family. Her t-shirt collection is suffering!