Monday, May 24, 2010

Pizza Quesadilla

Once upon a time there lived a small boy named Liam who asked for the same thing for dinner every single night. As soon as he would get home from school he would say, "Mom, I want a pizza quesadilla for dinner!" Every. Single. Day.

Most nights his mom would say, "You need to eat what Daddy made for us for dinner." So a lot of times Liam would do what she said, but there were other times that he got the dinner he asked for.

One day, his mom decided to make the daily requested dinner a little more healthy. She got out the wheat tortillas, the mozzarella cheese and the pasta sauce. She thought, "I surely could hide some more healthy items into this quesadilla without Liam knowing." So she found some peas and mashed them up really good and spread them under the cheese. She thought she was so clever. So much so, she was determined he wouldn't notice at all. So she took a picture.

Then she called him to the table, "Time to eat, Liam!"

She watched him walk towards his place at the table. She noticed him examining his food a little too closely. And to her surprise, he immediately spotted something green. She worried. Then he cautiously ate half the quesadilla... then he finally protested. He said, "This green stuff tastes like peas!"

His mom tried to explain that his dinner still tastes like pizza and coaxed another fourth of the dish contaminated with those undesirable peas down the small boy. He finished his oranges, wheat crackers and V8 then went and played... leaving a sliver of the quesadilla behind.

Now when Liam asks for pizza quesadillas, he reminds his mom to leave the peas out. She is still wondering what else she could hide behind the cheese. Hmmm.


Laura said...

HAHAHAHA! This is classic.

Angela S said...

Totally cracks me up! Liam... and you!

D said...

maybe pureed carrots or red pepper(great source of vit c) or butter nut squash would be hidden better by the sauce? You could get some of the baby food ones to try it out...

--Hey said...

LOL! nice try! LOL!

Anissa said...

Very funny stuff. I've tried to do the same thing with the kids fruit smoothies. I added a bunch of spinach once or twice. Ethan and Austin still drank it, Addison wasn't having it though. Too smart they are.