Food issues are SOOOO much better after being home 5 months. They will eat about 98% of what we fix. They continue to surprise me and I’ve learned not to give up on something just because they don’t like it once. For example, green beans have been the one vegetable they both did not like AT ALL. A few times I’ve served them anyways and made them eat a small helping…like 6 beans…which they did with much Berbere and lots of faces. So for a while I just stopped fixing them. They eat corn, broccoli, carrots, and potatoes so I felt like I had plenty to work with. Well two nights ago I decided to fix them again. We had some left over broccoli as well so I split that between the two of them and then gave them each one spoonful of green beans. Beza ate the beans and then asked for seconds! Wendemagegn ate them without complaints, I think maybe without even adding Berbere.
We have yet to get Wendemagegn to eat cheese on anything but pizza. He also will choose milk or water over EVERY other drink including soda and Capri-Suns.
Neither one of them will eat hot dogs which, coupled with the no-cheese idea, puts a severe crimp in the easy lunch menu. My summer time staples revolve around hot dogs, corn dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese crisps (that’s an Arizonan quesadilla) and pizza bites. They just might be getting a lot of peanut butter.