When I cook mac and cheese or when I put together a taco salad, I can rest assured that the whole family will be happy with my meal choice. Otherwise, it's a total crap shoot whether or not they'll eat it.
We are in my favorite cooking season: Grilling Season. I love cooking outdoors--I like when Brian cooks out, but I love it better when I get to cook out the whole meal. And my favorite thing is to cook kabobs.
My kids, however, won't eat them. They don't like when the veggies touch their meat. I tried kabobbing (What? It's a word!) all the same veggies on one stick, and then they didn't like sharing, and they wanted different marinades, and they didn't like so much of one veggie on one stick. See? "Crap My Kids Won't Eat" practically writes itself, right?
I was thrilled to find these little babies in a box of grilling goodness from Westlake Ace Hardware.
I made several kabobs with to everyone's specification.
"No Worcestershire sauce for me."
"Use that good kind of Italian dressing on mine."
"I don't want squash touching my broccoli"
The truth? I marinaded all the veggies in the same thing: olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and a dash of the Apple Barbecue Rub from Westlake. No one ever knew the difference.
Everyone was happy with the meal--they even tried the cabbage, which was seasoned with the All Purpose BBQ rub.
The next day, The Daughters wanted me to make quesadillas on the grill with this fun contraption.
"Hi, my name is Heather and I am not the Pioneer Woman." Hi Heather!
Because I am convinced that Westlake Ace Hardware has all of our grilling desires, we are giving one of my readers a $25 gift card to Westlake Ace Hardware AND a signed copy of TMI Mom Oversharing My Life and a signed copy of Chicken Soup For The Soul: Parenthood!
All you have to do is comment before 9 PM (Oklahoma time) on Sunday, June 23 and tell me about your favorite grilled food.
You can also comment and tell me what crap you fix that your kids/hubby/spouse/significant other won't eat.
You can also comment and tell me how I'm better than Pioneer Women even though I didn't take pictures of my kick a$$ quesadillas.
That's three ways you can enter! Comment today!!
Winner will be chosen by Random.org. Winner selected is final.
Congrats to HANNAH! Entry #8! Email me your addy and I'll get your prize package out to you.