Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hayden eats salad!

I feel like I have gotten a major victory, Hayden eats salad! The first time I gave Hayden lettuce, he took it, chewed it and then looked at me like he didn't know what to do with it next. He didn't believe me that it was food for the longest time! Each time I offered it, he did the same and then couldn't seem to convince himself that he should swallow it.

I refused to give up, salad was a staple in my home growing up and has been in my home since I have been cooking for my family (friends and other visitors) at SDSU. I cooked for everyone, and loved it. I was even (reluctantly) given the title of mom from my friends. But there was a rule, you don't eat if you don't eat salad too (by the way, the rule still stands when you eat at my house).

Salad is on the table every night here and I have been committed to Hayden eating it too, in his own time of course. He loves Honey Dijon and Caesar dressing and even eats raw spinach now with the Honey Dijon. His favorite lettuce is romaine and he doesn't care for baby greens (I think they are still a little bitter for his taste).

Salad of the week in our house

1 head Romaine lettuce
1/8 cup Toasted almonds
1/8 cup Feta cheese
1/4 cup Mandarin oranges
Sliced red onion
Honey Dijon dressing

Honey Dijon Dressing

1/2 cup EVOO
1/2 cup canola oil
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp champagne vinegar (or rice vinegar or lemon juice)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp honey
Salt and pepper

Whisk ingredients together, add salt and pepper to taste. Toss with salad.

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog entries! How can I subscribe to the RSS feed? Please post some information so we can have more access to your posts. Thanks! Can't wait to try these recipes out this week.