I have one daughter who is a bit more of a picky eater – in some areas. If I serve potatoes in any form – mashed, baked, roasted, as part of a soup or stew – she will eat about three times more than any one else at the table, her parents included.
However, since potatoes aren’t a normal part of our breakfast routine, we tend to struggle with that meal a bit. She would be content with sweetened cereal or frozen waffles most days of the week, but that’s not a plan that flies too well with me. I had slipped up recently by letting her have those things when I served breakfast foods she didn’t like (um, about everything else you can think of!) Allowing her to have something she would eat seemed easier than watching her pick at whatever else I prepared and better than sending her off to school on an empty stomach.
Last week, however, I noticed more of a negative attitude one morning when I only offered her what we were eating for breakfast. I decided I need to get back to being more firm about her having what the rest of us were eating. I wanted to bridge the gap as smoothly as possible and, knowing that, like her mother, she has a giant sweet tooth, I came up with a compromise – for this morning at least.
On the menu was pancakes, which is my other daughter’s favorite breakfast. I’ve tried making pancakes from scratch, and will again, but since nobody seems to really notice a big difference in taste, I usually use a box mix, especially on school mornings. So today, since I had some leftover miniature chocolate chips from the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake we made over the weekend, I sprinkled a few of those over the batter while the pancakes were cooking in the pan. My choosy eater devoured the first one and ate at least part of a second one. Is the “war” over? No, but the battle was won for the day! A few chocolate chips seemed a small price to pay to get one breakfast on the table and have it eaten by all!
Peace at the breakfast table works for me!!
This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday.