Before becoming a parent, I was told how hard it was to be a good one. Never once did I suspect that feeding my child would be the most difficult aspect. But it has been, and I know plenty other parents who feel the same way.
All my son ever wanted to eat was macaroni and cheese. And not just any macaroni and cheese: Michelinas’ frozen macaroni and cheese. Any other brand just wouldn’t do. So, I did this for a while, and even threw in some Michelina’s frozen fettucini into the fray, which he seemed to like. I didn’t feed him these things all the time, of course. I tried some homemade recipes, too. The problem was, he hated them! My son is picky. And if he tries to eat something that he hates, he will vomit. The projectile type. We’ve done this hundreds of times, and it’s always the same story: A big mess for mom to clean up and all the contents of his once filled belly now on the floor, which does nothing to ease my sense of him getting enough to eat.
I started to realize that comfort food is what kids (my kid anyway) crave. Mac and cheese definitely fits in with that theory. As does fettucini and the all too popular Chicken Nuggets. So, I searched my cookbooks and the Internet for the types of food that were quick and easy to make, and which he would love. I decided that rather than rely solely on American favorites, I would use the recipes of mothers around the world to create my arsenal of kid quisine that was sure to please. And here are the fruits of my labor:
Let’s start with a recipe from the land of my birth, The United Kingdom, Cottage Pie (It’s called Shepherd’s Pie if you use lamb). Please see my next post for the delicious and simple recipe.