My children frequently don’t eat food the first time around. Whether it’s because they filled up on a snack before dinner, side dishes with dinner, or simply weren’t hungry for whatever we’re eating, it’s not uncommon for my kids to take the tiniest of one bite tries and leave portions of their dinner practically untouched, and I let them because they eat a very well-rounded diet and willingly take “try” bites of all the food on their dinner plates. But I don’t assume they dislike a particular food just because they didn’t eat it for dinner. I’ll sometimes serve leftovers for lunch and often my daughters will now eat the previously avoided food (and even ask for more!).
So, I guess it was no surprise when one bite into my breakfast enchilada made from leftover Al Pastor Enchiladas my two and a half year old picked up my fork, exclaimed “I like it,” and then went to town on my enchilada even though she hardly touched it the night before AND had already eaten two pieces of toast for breakfast. Shortly after, the nine-month-old wanted her own taste and then proceeded to scarf down her fair share. Al pastor appeals to children because it’s a nice balance of sweet from the pineapple and spice from the peppers, which add flavor but not much heat. So there went my breakfast, but I couldn’t ask for two better scarf monsters.
This was my breakfast. And it was good. How was yours? Happy Cinco de Mayo!