Steamed Artichokes • 02.24.10
Artichokes. They aren’t the most reasonable vegetable to approach a produce-averse child with, but I figured it was time. I love artichokes. And although the Chef and my husband will eat them as well, The Boy has never willingly eaten a plain, steamed artichoke before. (He’s had them in that spinach pie I made, and I’ve sneaked them into casseroles.) I figured this would be a one-biter before he ran screaming into the night.
To up the chances that he’d eat SOMETHING, I decided to pair the artichokes with chicken sausage and quinoa.Â Here’s what we started with:
- Quinoa, prepared according to package directions in my rice steamer, using chicken broth as the liquid.
- One scrawny carrot
- A couple cloves of garlic
- 1/2 a small red onion
- 1 package of spinach, fontina and roasted garlic chicken sausages (fully cooked)
- grated Parmesan cheese