You have to love the influence friends have on us…. good or bad!! We had one of my daughters’ good friends over to play and then she stayed for dinner. I had a dinner plan, and even knowing she ‘doesn’t’ like fish (except fish sticks!)…. I went with it… making sure there were a few things on the plate she definitely liked.
I made tilapia with snow peas, carrots and noodles. Yummy – right?! Ok, here is my no fail recipe for my kids – who love this and it is soooo easy to whip up! (my own daughter ate one and a half pieces!!)
On the stove top, I sauté one medium onion and minced garlic (depends on you – but I love it so I add a lot!), then add a 1/2 cup of low sodium chicken broth, 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce, put the tilapia in and I cover it to ‘steam’ it a bit. Turn once and leave lid off. The sauce reduces a bit and when flakey…. serve it!! (If you don’t have broth add a little water instead… it will work too)
Ok, back to our friend for dinner….
I was asked what we were having… I never really answered the question, I just wanted them all to eat… so I skirted the issue – they thought it may be chicken…. I dished it up…. our guest ran to the bathroom – my kids quickly figured out it was fish. I asked, (ok pleaded) for them not to say anything… but that was my bad – because our guest started to eat the ‘fish’ – liked the ‘fish,’ but as kids do…. mine kept throwing out the hints and innuendos – and she caught on and only ate one more bite!
Well, my kids gobbled it up, and our guest ate 1/2 the fish, the veggies and pasta… not bad – but I felt more defeated than her!! I know she liked it but the words overpowered her!! Kids are funny that way!
I’ll get her to gobble it all up next time!! ;)