Or How to Get Your Kids to Eat Broccoli Without Hiding It.
Last week, when a friend and her son joined us for dinner (and Mystic’s daughter as well), I was on a serious vegetable kick. Truth be told, I’m always on a vegetable kick, but when there is company over, I tend to make more, because I know I’ll have more people to share it with. When it’s just me and the kids, I tend to stick to a handful of vegetables (and fruit and salads) that I know they like. Company coming? All bets are off and I experiment (or pile on the dishes) more.
And it may or may not have had something to do with the fact that the entree wasn’t super, super healthy. It wasn’t terrible, but apparently I had some guilt to reconcile with myself.
Or some such.
So when my friend Cathy e-mailed me a link to Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for Broccoli Parmesan Fritters, I quickly added broccoli to my grocery list. It joined the table alongside a Creamy Cauliflower with Greens Soup from Martha Stewart, and a riff on Spaghetti Carbonara from Jamie Oliver. It was an awesome eating kind of night.
And those Broccoli Parmesan Fritters?
Not one speck leftover.