Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Worms For Dinner

When I was a kid, I used to love that book How to Eat Fried Worms.  Maybe it was reading the book multiple times that ignited a little mischief in me the other night.  Pierce said, "Mom!  What's for dinner?" as I worked away at the stove.  "Worms," I casually responded.  Reid, listening in, said in a whiny 3 year old voice, "Mooooooooommm!  WORMS ARE YUCKY!"  And Pierce said, "Mom, we're not REALLY having worms, are we?"  To which I giddily lifted my bowl and said, "Sure we are, look!"
The boys examined this very closely.  When dinner rolled around, they were hesitant to try the spaghetti squash worms, lovingly tossed with parmesan, garlic salt, and a bit of butter.  But then soon enough my twin three year olds were happily declaring, "Mom!  Worms are YUMMY!  I like worms!"  As for me...well....I had to agree! 

38 comments:

Melanie said...

Liked that, it was a cute story! Great way to get them to try something new too!!

Heather said...

We love spaghetti squash here! Although, I have never called it worms :-) It definitely sounds like a fun idea though, that my kids will love!

Maple Lane said...

Great way to get them to eat their veggies. Looks delicious.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

We love acorn squash, but once in a while change it up and have the spaghetti squash. It's pretty yummy too. But worms? Nope... not in this house.

Buttons said...

Now I want a bowl of worms. B

Jill said...

Haha! I just love your style!

Tanya said...

lol what adventurous boys to give them a try! i read that book to growing up :)

Nancy Claeys said...

That could have backfired, ya know. :)

Ann said...

That is my favorite dinner!!! YUM!!!

Gone Country said...

Ha, good one! It's nice that the boys tried it and found out they liked 'worms'. You've got some adventurous boys!

Jeanne said...

Very cute, and I like worms too. What fun for your kids!

My Journey With Candida said...

LOL.... Now they will tell all their friends their mom feeds them worms. I love spaghetti squash!!

Chasity said...

Sounds like you are creating some funny memories! :)

Karen said...

Clever!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Way to work their propensity for grossness!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

The worms look really good! :-)

Valerie said...

After reading this, Lisa, I like worms too! Very yummy!!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love love love spaghetti squash! Especially with parmesan cheese and roasted red peppers. Mmm Mmm! Calling it "Worms" is a great way to get kids to eat it!

Sally said...

It certainly looks delish! Those guys are gonna be asking for this on a regular basis, I bet!! :)

P.S. Thanks for your message yesterday, it meant a lot.

xoxo

Judy said...

I have to say I like worms too.

TexWisGirl said...

i like spaghetti squash too - tho i never fix it myself. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Haha so cute! I've only tried spaghetti squash once before, but I loved it! I need to make it again.

Barbara Shallue said...

So fun!!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Ever since your friend, Becky, told me about that squash with sauce on it, I love it!...:)JP

Unknown said...

You feed them "worms" aka spaghetti squash and I feed them acorn grubs...aka acorn grubs. Reid swallowed three at a time this morning and chomped them down with a big smile on his face! Lol.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Worms to look yummy! I love spaghetti squash!

Chatty Crone said...

When you were a child you read that book? I saw that movie and read the book with my grandson a couple years ago. I am so much older than you. I loved it though.

Ginny said...

I have been meaning to try this for YEARS! But I am still deciding on the many ways to cook the squash, how do you do it? Plus I would also like your whole recipe, then I would KNOW it will turn out good. And maybe I can be six once again for just an evening

Kerri said...

I've never had spaghetti squash but have wanted to try it ...... Now I definitely do!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

This made me smile! And I love spaghetti squash too - you just made me hungry.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You are such a fun mom!! These types of posts from you always make me smile. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh yes- the best worms ever especially with cheese on them!
love
tweedles

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They look good to me! I do have to find me some Squash, I never seem to see it in the stores.

Michaela said...

Truth be told, it happened couple of times for me, that I stopped eating just because the food started to look funny in my imagination :))

alissa apel said...

I love worms! LOL I hope they don't go outside and eat worms out of the ground now. ;)

I mix it with egg and parmesan cheese, put it in a glass pie plate and cook it at 350 until it's cooked. Then I add tomato sauce, cottage cheese, garlic, onions, sometimes Italian sausage and Mozzarella cheese on top. The boys aren't fans, but my husband and I love it. The boys aren't fans of pasta in general. I can't believe they are my children when it comes to that.

Myya said...

I always forget how much I like spaghetti squash. I think I just may have to pick myself up one next time I am at the store. I'll have to try the parm cheese on it, i've never had it that way. YUM!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Those kinds of worms ARE yummy! And I read that book several times as a child. Loved it!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Yum! Those worms are good!