A couple of things went wrong with this experiment. Clearly I haven’t learned my lesson about trying new foods when the kids are cranky and hungry. A worse mistake was to serve the squash alongside their favorite chicken dish. But then we started talking about “flesh”…human flesh (?)…and the jig was up. Better luck next time…
ME: Who knows what this is?
ME: Yeah, it’s squash. What kind?
LAUREN: I don’t know what kind but… is it yellow?
ME: No it’s not Yellow Squash.
EMMA: GREEN SQUASH!
ME: No, it’s got a name… It’s got a special name like the fruit of a tree you know. What do Oak trees drop in our backyard at the lake?
ME: What do the bears eat?
ME: Yep! This is Acorn Squash.
SAM: EWW. It’s made with acorns!8 comments