May 23, 2007

More Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

I might try this with squash!!! ;-)

20 Ways to Make Macaroni & Cheese More Interesting

By Maji Hildreth

1) Green food dye. Every toddler knows that green stuff is more fun to eat! Grasshoppers, the lawn and dishwashing liquid, for example.

2) Serve it a day old and cold! Shape it creatively into a Teletubbie! Express yourself!

3) If you really want them to eat it, dish it out into the Barbie Grand Minivan or the cat's dish. Now that's fun!

4) Pretend to sneeze it out of your nose. Boogers are pretty neat when you're little.

5) Spend an evening installing small motorized gyrators in each shell. Make their dinner dance and sing the Macarena! Okay, this may take more time than you actually have but if you really want five minutes of peace in the shower, you'll listen to me.

6) Dinner in the tub! Kill two birds with one, soapy stone!

7) Go to McDonalds and leave the macaroni in the box.

8) Four words! Macaroni and Cottage cheese! Yummy!

9) Hide the macaroni in an old shoebox in the flower bed and let the kids dig it up! Everyone knows things taste better when you dig them out of the ground!

10) Allow the kids to preheat it in the VCR. After all, that bologna must be getting lonely.

11) Serve it in their hair. Most of it ends up there anyway.

12) Make macaroni necklaces. That way they can eat on the move.

13) Make it a candlelit macaroni dinner! If they can't see what they're eating, you might be able to sneak some brussel sprouts in there.

14) First one to finish the bowl gets that Pokemon card they wanted!

15) Cold macaroni snacks! A little granola, some pasta, a few banana chips! It's a healthy, crunchy bag of goodness!

16) Marinate the macaroni all night in tequila. It won't be any fun for them since they can't eat it but after you have a bowl, will you really care?

17) Let them trick or treat for their dinner! Shovel the macaroni into a bag along with some peas and applesauce and it becomes a fun holiday event!

18) Let the dog try it first. Anything that passes the pooch taste test is something toddlers are pretty keen on eating.

19) Get your neighbor to dress up as their favorite cartoon superhero and tout the many goodness factors of a well rounded macaroni dinner while simultaneously juggling flaming torches!

20) Tell them they absolutely, positively cannot eat the macaroni on their plate. You're not kidding. They can't touch it. Reverse psychology, after all, is the clever mom's greatest weapon.

Posted by vw bug at May 23, 2007 06:27 AM | TrackBack

Clone loves Mac and Cheese. I've never had a problem getting him to eat it. In fact he asks for it.

Posted by: Contagion at May 23, 2007 07:28 AM

Very funny. My son would eat Mac & cheese or hot dogs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, if we let him!

Tequila. Interesting! How about a macaroni sangria??

Posted by: Marie at May 23, 2007 02:02 PM

The kids like macaroni and cheese, I just thought this was really funny.

Posted by: vw bug at May 26, 2007 06:33 AM