My kids haven't been eating great lately. The seem to be living on yogurt and fruit and bagels and Annie's macaroni and cheese. It's driving me bananas.
I found a recipe for a spinach and cheese pie that sounded delicious, but I knew there was no way they would eat the green stuff. Then I remembered that baby spinach has basically no flavor, and that blueberries easily mask the color of spinach. Aha! Inspiration. I made the recipe, but used 2/3 the spinach it called for, and then added blackberries (which are much more plentiful and hence less expensive here than blueberries).
The pie was beautiful--deep purple in color, and creamy from the cheese/berry/spinach/egg mixture. And the taste? Divine. Although there wasn't a drop of sugar in the recipe, it tasted like blackberry pie. You couldn't tell there was an ounce of spinach (or egg, or cheese) in it. I drizzled the pie with vanilla yogurt. It was like eating dessert for dinner.
So how did it go over?
They wouldn't eat it.