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Just a bite, please

June 11th, 2009

Since Carter turned 4, he’s subject to the one-bite rule. Whereas previously he could say “no thank you” to any food,” now he has to try one bite first. Tonight I made the same pasta dish (Fettuccine With Peas, Shallots, and Herbs) for my family that I made on Tuesday for Stacey’s family. Carter ate 1 pea, 1 noodle, 1 small piece of parsley, and handfuls of strawberries.

Then he was ready for the outrageously expensive flower-shaped frosted cookies from JJ&F Market. They cost twice as much as the six shallots and box of linguini that I picked up on the way home. I’m not sure about this slaving over a hot stove for dinner, since I’ve never been much of a cook, but I certainly felt accomplished having actually used a recipe for dinner. At least, Jeff had seconds.