Growing up I was never a huge fan of vegetables, but now as an adult that’s changed quite a bit. And as a dad, I’m trying to make sure my boys don’t fall into the same trap and avoid veggies until they are adults.
Trust me, this takes some work. Two out of 3 of my boys are not vegetables lovers and could survive the rest of their childhood without ever eating one. As a result, I’m always trying to find creative ways to showcase different vegetables. This roasted cauliflower ziti is one of them.
Naturally as the universe would have it, my vegetable-adverse toddler loved this and my vegetable-loving son who has spinach salads for his fifth grade lunch ate it, albeit picking his way around all the florets. I just don’t get what’s not to like about cauliflower that becomes caramelized.
In any case, I may not have totally convinced him of it yet, but he at least he ate some of the casserole. Which is more than I can say for my teenager, who is an even pickier eater than I ever was. But slow and steady, right? If I keep offering and exposing the boys to things outside of their repertoire then eventually it’ll catch on, right?At least that’s the hope.