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Sat, 03-17-2012 - 1:27am
1) I used to do food colored things sometimes when the boys were little, now they just think it is weird & kind of gross. I remember being home from school sick when I was about 7, the next door neighbor brought over green crepes for St. Patrick's day. I thought that was so cool & they were yummy! These days food coloring, green or otherwise, is reserved for baking. 2) it would depend on what you were making...you probably wouldn't want to put spinach in pancakes, but it would work in potatoes. 3) it would depend on why they were green. Lol. I love spinach, so that sounds yummy to me! 4) if I thought I could get away with it, I would...DH hates cauliflower & that wouldn't go over well at my house! Sounds good to me, though! 5) I use it in cooking more for color than flavor, but I am not one to garnish food. My dad always loved to munch on the parsley garnishes.


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Sat, 03-17-2012 - 11:30am
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1) I used to do food colored things sometimes when the boys were little, now they just think it is weird & kind of gross. I remember being home from school sick when I was about 7, the next door neighbor brought over green crepes for St. Patrick's day. I thought that was so cool & they were yummy! These days food coloring, green or otherwise, is reserved for baking. 2) it would depend on what you were making...you probably wouldn't want to put spinach in pancakes, but it would work in potatoes. 3) it would depend on why they were green. Lol. I love spinach, so that sounds yummy to me! 4) if I thought I could get away with it, I would...DH hates cauliflower & that wouldn't go over well at my house! Sounds good to me, though! 5) I use it in cooking more for color than flavor, but I am not one to garnish food. My dad always loved to munch on the parsley garnishes.

Parsley is a breath freshener, I would eat some if I had garlic or onions if it is avaiable.

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Sat, 03-17-2012 - 11:31am
jaielyn wrote:
1) I used to do food colored things sometimes when the boys were little, now they just think it is weird & kind of gross. I remember being home from school sick when I was about 7, the next door neighbor brought over green crepes for St. Patrick's day. I thought that was so cool & they were yummy! These days food coloring, green or otherwise, is reserved for baking. 2) it would depend on what you were making...you probably wouldn't want to put spinach in pancakes, but it would work in potatoes. 3) it would depend on why they were green. Lol. I love spinach, so that sounds yummy to me! 4) if I thought I could get away with it, I would...DH hates cauliflower & that wouldn't go over well at my house! Sounds good to me, though! 5) I use it in cooking more for color than flavor, but I am not one to garnish food. My dad always loved to munch on the parsley garnishes.

Parsley is a breath freshener, I would eat some if I had garlic or onions if it is avaiable.

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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 11:12am
I Used to do carrots with my mashed potatoes, years ago. I haven't done that in a while. I had my bro & my picky SIL over for dinner once, many years ago. I made mashed carrots & potatoes, she thought they looked "weird", her word for everything. My bro forced her to try it & she loved it!! John said they didn't have normal mashed potatoes for at least 6 months after that.


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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 5:24pm

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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 5:44pm
I actually Bought a turnip the other day for that very reason!! Growing up my one bro & I hated them them, but mom, dad & other bro liked them. They were only really ever served at holiday meals. My other SIL made a pot roast dinner for the family when we gathered together at the hospice for my mom's last night. She cooked turnips along with carrots, potatoes & maybe onions. I tried one & it wasn't bad, so I thought I'd see what happens...I'll either mash it with my taters, or maybe roast it...


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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 7:37pm

Roasting is the best

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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 10:48pm
I made roasted asparagus recently that even Caleb loved. He was actually upset that I ate the leftovers for breakfast & there was none left for lunch. I took a thin slice of cooked ham, topped it with a thin slice of muenster cheese & rolled that around three stalks of asparagus & roasted it...oh, man was that yummy!!


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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 11:23pm

Paula Deen and Ina Garten are

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 1:23am
I think the guys will get on board for just about anything wrapped in bacon!! I have done the prosciutto wrapped asparagus often, but in the interests of time & money, I went with what I had on hand & I was actually a bigger hit. I have used provolone with the prosciutto, but the muenster & cooked ham added a lot of flavor, but didn't overwhelm the asparagus. I almost always cook my green beans with bacon, occasionally with tomatoes, instead. I've never roasted green beans, but I should try it with a pork product!


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