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November 24, 2010

20 Kid-Approved Casserole Sides - Yeah Right!

I get this email today from Parents Magazine titled  20 Kid-Approved Casserole Sides. So I think Okay I'll bite & I open the email & hit the link to go to the site the see these wondrous dishes. They even tell me "You're Welcome Mom" before I even click the link. Okay, here's how that went:

  Tortellini Casserole -  I look over the recipe. Okay, my kids would have eaten this.

  White Cheddar Mac & Cheese - First thing before I even click to see the recipe. I notice the peas. Nope my kids would not have touched it. My kids are now 32, 28 & 27 & they still would not touch it. Heck I wouldn't touch it! 

  Chicken Enchilada Casserole - Refried beans. Scratch that one.

 Ravioli Lasagna - Has zucchini .....NEXT!

 Chicken & Broccoli Casserole - Didn't even have to check the recipe. Broccoli? Not gonna happen.

 Chicken Pot Pie - Sorry but no. It has carrots. (I was surprised there were no peas in this)

Tex-Mex Mac & Cheese - Maybe without the whole wheat pasta.

Hearty Lasagna - Here is one that would work.

Turkey Amandine - Almonds.....nope.

Beef Nacho Casserole - Olives & sweet peppers. My kids would ask if they could have cereal instead.

Polenta Lasagna - Okay...polenta = corn meal mush, oh & there is zucchini again.....(sigh)

Beef & Bean Tortilla Casserole - Kidney beans.  Moving on.

Spaghetti - Pepperoni Pie - Okay. I could get away with this one.

Cheeseburger-Zucchini Pie - There is the Z bomb again.

Sweet Potato & Bean Casserole - Chic peas, white beans, red kidney beans & sweet potatoes......(where are they getting these kids?) Heck I am making the gagging motion here!

Tortellini-Alfredo Casserole - Broccoli again. Nope!

Hearty Hot Dog Casserole -  Not with sauerkraut & my kids.

Pork Chop "n" Rice Casserole - Jalapeno diced tomatoes & green pepper.  (I'm just shaking my head)

Pizza Casserole -  Zucchini?!?! Green peppers. (I'd have better luck getting them to clean their rooms)

Eggs-for-Supper Casserole - Surimi....had to google that one. It means fish puree. Really? With eggs & creamed corn? Fish puree. No not happening. I wouldn't even attempt to bring the stuff in the house. (Not to upset anyone about that but thats how I feel. Sorry if you are a lover of Surimi)


Three dishes out of 20 that I could have served my children when they were young. And three dishes out of 20 I could serve my kids now that they are grown. I would love to know who these kids were that approved these dishes. They should be put under scientific study cause they must be a rare species.
Sorry Parents Magazine but you said you are welcome way too soon cause I can't say "thanks" for this list of recipes. (really sorry but thats just how its gotta be)


Here is the link check it out for yourselves.

I am thankful that I had the common sense to not even attempt to serve dishes like this when my kids were young, sparing me the grief that would have definitely gone along with it.


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3 comments:

  1. Do you think when they said "kid" they meant a billy goat. Now I have heard that they WILL eat anything...LOL!! I love to cook and experiment but I didn't see many that my lil man would have even tried.

    I love your blog....I do believe there is a kindred spirit in you. ^_^

    Hugs,
    Regi

    Ohhh I do have a yummy recipe for chicken pie without any veggies..LOL

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  2. After that article I am sure that is what they meant Regina!

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  3. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    My kids LIKE vegetables, and I wouldn't have attempted most of these train wrecks. Those kids were being paid.

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