So if you know anything about our family, you know that Brian is not a fan of a lot (most) vegetables. In an effort to get him to eat more of them, we have both agreed to try a book called “The Sneaky Chef.” I think the book is mostly geared towards getting kids to eat more veggies, but hey, it works on picky husbands, too! The idea of this book is to include more veggies in the forms of purees that are added into things like sauce, broths, etc. Today we tried our first recipe, Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup. It was a HUGE hit! We started out easy and today’s puree wasn’t too hard for Brian to swallow as it was simply pureed white beans added into the broth.
You can find the recipe here. We doubled it and I chopped & added about 4 celery stems and 4 carrots. We’ll be trying two other recipes from her book this week: Tricky Taco Soup & No Harm Chicken Parm…I’d tell you the secret ingredients for those, but Brian has agreed to these experiments only as long as he has no clue as to which vegetable(s) he’s eating 😉
We’ve also started baking our own bread! One of my friends inspired me to buy a book called “Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day.” IT IS AMAZING! We are already in love with it and we’ve only made one batch. The idea of this (at least for the basic boule loaves) is to mix a huge batch of dough all at once which can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Then, when you’re ready for a fresh loaf, you just cut off a portion of that big batch and bake on the spot! We’ve already baked two loaves today. SO yummy! There are also about a billion other specialty bread recipes in there that I cannot wait to try! Even Audrey couldn’t get enough!
I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated on our vegetable & bread experiments!