Friday, February 24, 2012

Lousy Healthy Kids

So I'm sure you've all seen the fun spaghetti-in-wieners pictures that have been floating around the Interweb for months now. And since I'm never one to turn my nose up at an Internet craze, (Rockin' Green Diaper Detergent? Amber teething necklace? WHO'S WITH ME????) I thought I would make these kids a little treat and stick some noodles in wieners today for lunch.

Step 1: Chop up some wieners and shove some spaghetti in them. I used whole wheat spaghettini and put about 6 or 7 noodles in each piece of hotdog.

Step 2: Throw it all in a pot of boiling water.

Step 3: Disgusting, no?

Step 4: Your kids who are not used to eating crap like hotdogs will laugh hysterically at the "jellyfish" and then push their plates away, waiting for their real lunch.

"Do you seriously expect me to eat this bullshit? Make with the fruit, lady!"

So lunch was kind of a fail. At first I was all "That's what is for lunch. Eat it." Then I remembered that it's actually good if my kids don't like hotdogs, so I stopped being crazy and cut up some apples, cheese and grapes. Fruit is fun, right? RIGHT?!? Sigh.


Amanda said...

Okay I've seen that idea before and it hasn't looked quite as gross as it does on your plate. I envy your kids healthy eating habits.

T Mc Q said...

It was pretty gross. I'm lucky that the kids are good eaters. I'm sure if we had hotdogs and stuff more often, they would learn to love that stuff, so now the trick is to keep up their healthy diet. I know it's totally worth it, but there are some days when I'm slicing potatoes and coating chicken breast to make baked fries and chicken fingers from scratch and I wish I was just shaking some processed crap out of a bag. Ha!