Friday, July 08, 2011

Artichokes!




I know I have posted about artichokes a lot on my blog....I am going to post about them again:)

We love artichokes.
I grew up in an Italian family and my grandmother would stuff the artichokes, I mean stuff..she would make a mix of bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, and garlic, and put lots of butter on them.
I make artichokes a lot. I steam them upside down in my steamer. I have read that they steam better upside down.

I like mine plain. My kids like to dip them in the butter. They all love the heart. I scrape the choke out and they eat the heart.
I don't stuff my artichokes. We just enjoy the artichoke plain.
Little Kevin gets such a kick out of how to eat them...LOL.
It is a fun food to eat , and I think that is what first attracts the kids, and then they realize, hey, this is really good:)





I have a simple food rule in my home. You don't have to eat anything you don't like, but you first have to try it. If then, you decide you don't like it, then you don't have to eat it.
There really is a very small list of what they don't like:)

Tonight's dinner:
Baked Chicken
Baked Potatoes
Roasted asparagus
Salad:)

2 comments:

A Quiet Gracious Life said...

I have never in my life eaten an artichoke! They seem so intimidating and I didn't think I would know what to do with them.

But you make it look so easy! I just may have to give them a try some time. (o:

Kathi said...

I'm excited. This year my husband planted two artichoke plants in the garden. I'm looking forward to trying them again. I had them at my aunts house when I was 10 years old, with butter and salt. They were so good. My husband also planted eggplant. I just noticed you are on facebook. So am I!! I will try to find you today. Kathi