(I have decided, you see, to hide veggies in meals for all of the family members. The kids don't eat enough vegetables and while I can't prove that any of the hubbies' more frequent colds or recent aches and pains are caused by a lack of veggies, eating more can't hurt!)
Alas, my efforts proved only moderately successful. My daughter, who usually asks for at least two helpings of mac-n-cheese, decided last night that she "just didn't like it, for some reason." (I did not tell her about the extra ingredient and I thought it was hidden pretty well but she knew something was different.) At least she is the one who will eat veggies willingly and did polish off her green beans. My son did not finish his portion of mac-n-cheese but I was moderately pleased as he noticed no difference and did eat some of it! The hubbie just wanted pasta so he and I had spaghetti but I did not have a chance to sneak anything extra into his dinner. (At least he does put tomatoes and black olives on his pasta.)
Dinner was a bit rushed as the kids had gymnastics until 6pm last night. Tuesday is the day I let them stay at the after-care program at school. (I feel they are lucky that they don't need the childcare but they feel deprived as so many of their friends go. So we compromise and they get to go on Tuesdays--which gives me a few extra hours with just the baby!) So I have plenty of time to have a full, vegetable-laced dinner waiting for the family when they get home this evening!
(Feel free to wish me luck. It's only 10:20am--a lot can happen between now and dinnertime.)