Wednesday, August 06, 2008

gross-out eggs

By far, my kids' favorite way to eat eggs is "banana eggs". It's a pretty simple recipe, really. You take a banana, eggs, (I use three), a teaspoon of cinnamon, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a tiny bit of salt and blend everything until it's super smooth with no lumps. Then you take that mix and fry it up in a pan like scrambled eggs. They LOVE it. They have it with toast and chocolate milk and are in eggy heaven.
Me, uh, not so much. It tastes good, but the look of it grosses me out. I play it cool in front of the kids. I'm sure the last thing they'd want if for mama to be all "eww" about food. That's their job. But, really, the eggs end up looking like undercooked ground beef. Ugh, I'm getting the dry heaves just thinking about it. I'm not kidding.
Neither Rodrigo nor I like them just because of how they look, but the kids love it sooooooo much and even ask for more. What should I do? Do you think I should add some food coloring? Would having colored scrambled eggs just make it worse? Should I just leave well enough alone? I keep thinking of what to add but everything I come up with would turn it totally unhealthy (chocolate, gelatin) Should I skip the vanilla? The cinnamon? Help!

feeling: busy reading emails from school
listening to: Muse (Starlight)


Bailey said...

I say, if it ain't broke don't fix it. If they like it, why change it.

Jesser said...

I might be crazy, but that sounds kind of yummy! How did you come up with this concoction?