View Full Version : You Shoulda Seen Their Faces!
08-24-2008, 08:54 PM
Okay, so I decided to try to prepare a raw dinner for myself and my two teen daughters this evening. It was a broccoli mash with mushroom gravy dish, with a mushroom soup on the side. Well, for starters, I thought I had more olive oil in the kitchen so I couldn't fix the soup. So we're stuck with one dish. Then it turns out I didn't have enough mushrooms to make the gravy either. So now I'm stuck with the dish with no side and no gravy. Hmmm :confused: I run around trying to see if I have ingredients for another dish. (my kitchen isn't raw stocked yet). I find a recipe for zucchini pasta with tomato, olive oil, and avocado. Cool. The zucchini dish turned out kinda ugly (but it tasted okay) and the broccoli mash with marinated mushrooms was quite interesting looking. When I told them dinner was ready and they came and looked at it, it was like crickets and deers in the headlights. Sigh. I told them it would get better. One of them ended up eating Cheerios. :D
08-24-2008, 09:02 PM
That is HILARIOUS!
Awww... you're right, it WILL get better...but I know the look on their faces was priceless!
Keep pressin' on 'mama'...they'll come around and your raw dinners will start to look more appetizing! :)
08-24-2008, 09:19 PM
When you are first starting out on raw, it is definitely a process of trial and error. But, don't worry, it gets better with time!
My husband has looked at me in disbelief so many times with all the stuff I have tried to experiment on him with!
A three-ring notebook with plastic sheet covers is nice to have. When you print off your recipe from the internet, if it is a winner recipe, you can put it in your notebook and thereby create your personal stash of favorite recipes. It's a great go-to book when you are wondering what to make for dinner that is not going to be a flop :0)
08-24-2008, 10:12 PM
Thanks all for the encouragement. And Rosey thanks for the idea of a plastic-sheeted notebook. :)
08-24-2008, 10:59 PM
HAHA!! I woulda just taken them out to Whole Foods and told them they could get salad from the salad bar. :D
08-24-2008, 11:13 PM
I think I've seen that look on my nieces and nephew's faces before (when I put them on a 30 day raw challenge)....would have loved to have been there at the dinner table...
08-24-2008, 11:19 PM
when i first went raw it was close to my daughter's birthday so i made her a raw cake. it was so tiny... but gorgeous. they looked at it and laughed at me.
of course, when they tried it and it was soooooo rich they stopped laughing. they did enjoy it and even had seconds!
olive oil $20
i would have LOVED to have seen your daughter's faces... priceless
08-24-2008, 11:38 PM
I surprised myself one day by making a raw "tater salad" with jicama and bringing that to a friend's birthday party.
It was the stuff of legends, so I was told by my friend, since we had to leave early...
Finally DID get that dish back. LOL
08-25-2008, 01:16 AM
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/laugh.gif ...omg!!! that is sooo funny!! aaahahahhaaa!!
I love how you described the entire scene too...
I can just hear the crickets in the background as they stare in disbelief ...
... uhhhh mom... http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/scaredbluesmiley.gif ...... http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/fanit.gif
hehheeee ... girl you are tooo cute! No worries -- it will be FAABULOUS next time!!
08-25-2008, 07:08 AM
BWAHAHA!!! I love the cricket analogy. My boys tease me by replying "cricket! cricket!" when I ask them to do something like "Hey boys! Why don't you empty the dishwasher for me?" to which the chirp "cricket!-cricket!"
It WILL get better. The first few months my dc couldn't even stomach more than 1 bite-the poor dears! Now, my dc beg for my raw pies, banana-peach ice dream, zucchini pasta with red sauce, and nori rolls. :cool:
Oh gracious, my mom had a similar dish when she was first thinking of raw food and was like "you're kidding, right? This isn't even food... and it's so ugly!" -- and she even was a salad lover before raw.
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