There was a time when I made a deal with my non-foodie kids: I'd commit to mac n cheese once a week if they'd commit to New Food Night every other weekend. New Food Night meant picking a whole new recipe together, shopping together, cooking together, and then eating the whole thing without complaints. If you finished New Food Night dinner, you got New Food Night Dessert. Easy enough.
And then the calendar happened.
So several months later and we picked up where we left off. The question was what to make. I skipped Pinterest, the lame All Recipes spinner app and the cookbooks and went straight to the best information site available: YOUS GUYS. (via facebook) Several great suggestions later and we landed on a hybrid New Food Night. We'd be taking Chelsie's "Whole Bowl with Tali Sauce" recommendation, and throwing on a layer of "Broccoli Stuffing" from Eek. River's not a fan of the broccoflower, which meant that was definitely a dish we should try.
We hit the bulk aisle, loaded up our bags with almonds and littered the floor with nutritional yeast (5 year olds and bulk scoops are like all men and toilet bowls -- so many misses). The Tali Sauce is a ripped off recipe from a joint over on Hawthorne, where good food goes to get hippified. This New Food Night, by the way, was completely gluten free. That's not a wagon I climb on, but I have lots of friends who abstain from the glutes, so I'm pretty excited for them. Sharing IS caring.Tali Sauce (interpreted based on ingredients I forgot to buy)
Blend that shit up in a food processor. Then mix in 2 tsp each of:
Blend some more. Stick your finger in it, have your child do the same. Lick your fingers and be amazed at how much you love it.
Meanwhile at the table, the kidlets played with salt dough. An asterisk of New Food Night is *even if you don't actively cook, you MUST be present and in the kitchen. So, salt dough ornaments and magnets were what happened.
(salt dough recipe is over at this blog post in case you want to skip dinner)
Meanwhile at the kitchen island, Cransky tried to interpret Eek's facebook directions for broccoli stuffing:
The Whole Bowl with (interpreted) Tali Sauce
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