When my boys were little they ate very few things and they still don’t. The doctor would tell me to put 3 things on their plate: one they would definitely eat, one they might possibly eat and one they more than likely won’t eat. The idea was that eventually they’d get used to more foods. HA! You poor naive man. My older son lost so much weight we ended up adding supplements to his milk and started calling Carrot Cake a vegetable.
So what would they eat? Burgers? No. Pasta? No. Hot dogs? No. Pretty much it was chicken nuggets, pizza and lobster. They might have come by the latter taste in-utero. Their mom IS a Bostonian after all.
It appears that my cooking is an acquired taste.
Fast forward a few
My older son, College Boy, is going to be a sophomore in college and still comes to the table and complains when he looks at what’s on his plate whether he’s tried it before or not. If it isn’t a burger or homemade spaghetti sauce, he’ll eat a little to appease me and then go make himself a peanut butter sandwich. He’s able to eat a more diverse diet at this point but mostly doesn’t care to.
My younger son, PurDude, is actually, slowly developing a more varied palate. FINALLY. He does care more about health and is motivated to make dietary changes. A to the MEN.
It figures that when he’s finally appreciating my cooking, PurDude is 2 weeks from leaving home for college.
If you’re keeping score, that leaves an awful lot of catching up to do in a very short time. So I’m trying to develop new recipes with him in mind.
I made Crockpot Barbecue Pork Sandwiches and he really liked them. I had leftovers and rather than just serve them again, I decided to give the barbecued pork new life. I shredded it and made it into a pizza of sorts, right in a skillet on the stovetop. It took minutes to make and he loved it.
Stovetop BBQ Pork and Apple Pizza
Stovetop BBQ Pork and Apple Pizza©www.BakingInATornado.com
NOTE: You can use your favorite pulled pork or make my Crockpot Barbecue Pork Sandwiches and shred the leftovers for this recipe.
Ingredients (makes one):
1 TBSP butter
1 10 inch tortilla
3 slices sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup cooked barbecued pork, shredded and warmed
½ scallion, chopped
½ of a Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced thin
1/4 cup shredded lettuce
*In a fry pan that the tortilla will fit into, melt the butter over medium heat. Once it’s hot, swirl the butter so it coats the whole bottom of the pan.
*Put the tortilla into the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes just until it’s hot, then flip the tortilla over. If there are bubbles in the top of the tortilla, gently pop them with a fork.
*Immediately place the cheese slices on the tortilla. Top with the barbecued pork, then the chopped scallions and apple slices. Lower heat a notch. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until cheese is melted and all the ingredients are hot. Remove, garnish with shredded lettuce, slice and serve.