OK, some might be surprised with the amount of food I cook everyday and believe me, I do try to invent and make the food look as interesting as possible for the kids. But, to be honest we, my husband and I, usually end up finishing it all. Despite the huge amount of groceries that I buy, it's still pretty much just for the two of us, for the moment.
My kids only eat the simplest meals like plain pasta with cheese, or rice with chicken korma (Ameera's all-time favourite which she insists on calling, brown sauce) or maybe some roti canai. Doesn't get any simpler than that, doesn't it?
But, when they were babies, it was even harder because they just refused to eat anything. I breast-fed all of them, all the time. There was never any formula given as top-up. This especially applied to Ameera. She refused to eat anything else until she was about 2 years old. After that, she'd just eat a small pot of fromaige fraise and got her milk directly from me. A great money saver what with the price of formula. Fortunately, she was still a chubby and healthy baby.
Unlike my boys, who although downing the same amount of food and milk, were quite tiny and underweight but somehow, still very active and healthy little fellas. It's not that I'm worried, because I know they are all fine, it's just so hard for me feed them and get their weight up. I have to struggle and most of the time fight with them when feeding them.
I love looking at other people's kids eating a variety of food and sometimes wanting to try all the food that I cook. Even though they eat a lot nowadays but still, when I ask my own kids what they want me too cook, the answer is either:
Plain Pasta with cheese OR Coloured rice with brown sauce (Nasi Hujan Panas with Korma).
But despite their fussiness when it comes to food, don't be surprised if one (or all three) of my kids walks up to you and asks you for a bite of whatever it is that you're eating. There are social coffee drinkers and social smokers but my kids don't do those things, they are Social Eaters...