Monday, 25 November 2013

Sneaky sneaky

The Chap gave me a weird compliment the other day.

"Since you moved in, I've been a lot more regular"

Once, I caught my breath and stopped laughing I gave him a big kiss, as really he thought he was being nice.

I always knew he didn't eat very well, think frozen chicken nuggets and chips.

But I am a big believer in vegetables. I always thought TC didn't like vegetables, as when I asked him which veg he fancied with dinner I always got the slightly disgruntled look of a man offered an insect stir fry.

But after nearly 12 months living together, I have found a new way of dealing with it. I don't ask I just present him with his dinner with a variety of sides. He now eats corn on the cob once I bought some nifty spiked handles, asparagus, mange tout, cabbage, beans..... Well the list is endless.

I also sneak veg in to dinners without telling him. Tonight was a good examples. I cooked a cottage pie, including peas and carrots into the mince and then gave him a side salad with it. It all got eaten and seconds were asked for. 

You see sneaky sneaky!

Frugally yours


  1. My husband is exactly the same! I got a food processor when we were married that allows me to mince onions finer than I ever could by hand and I also whizz up tomatoes and hide them in things! x

  2. Hilarious! Love it - sneaking the nutrition in for regular bowels. He needs you more than he realized!

  3. I process whatever hard veg is to hand along with onions and make "veg hash" it freezes well and defrosts quite fast. Ten minutes and you have enough "veg in disguise" for several meals. Cauliflower can be cooked either by itself or with potatoes and mashed.Lots of things find there way into pies, curries and pasta sauces, what the eye can't see the heart doesn't grieve over.


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