We're delighted to share our Aunt Nettie with you. She's agreed to answer any questions you might ask about vegetarian food, its preparation, and even clean-up tips. But we have to prepare you. She just might want to come right over to your house and help you fix dinner.
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Hi Aunt Nettie,
I'm trying my darndest to get my kids to eat more veggies. I know they're so healthy, but they don't. Anytime I serve a regular salad they just peck at it. What do I do?
Howdy there Danielle,
I knows them young'uns can oftentimes be a bit persnickety when it comes to them crunchy veggies, but sometimes ya jes gotta find a way ta motivate 'em into thinkin' veggies are speshul. How 'bout tellin' 'em that kids in a far away place called Langoon jes love their veggies with chopped peanuts an' noodles all mixed up together in a sauce that has really delicious spices from that far away place. (honest, darlin', I don't even know if there is such a place called Langoon--I done made it up).
Now if yer little ones do like some veggies, be sure to include them into this salad an' leave out the ones y'all know they jes won't touch. No point in makin' a fuss--it jes starts trubble an' ya don't want that. Eatin' oughter be fun!
Mind, this salad kin even be a whole meal fer the kids an' even the big folks, too.
Now, darlin', you give this salad a try an' let me know how them li'l rascals like it.
Yer ever lovin' Aunt Nettie
LANGOON NOODLE SALAD
Yield: 4 servings.
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 to 5 quarts (4 to 5 liters) water
2 cups (480 ml) shredded Napa cabbage
Aunt Nettie grew up on the farm. She did not eat out of a can or reach into the freezer. There was no microwave to pop her food into. Everything she made was from scratch. All the food she ate was natural, without pesticides. It was grown right there on the family farm, and she had to cook to survive. At eighty-three years young she still leaps and bounds around the kitchen and can shake, rattle, and roll those pots and pans with the best of them.
Nowadays, Aunt Nettie just shakes her head and complains, "Nobody cooks anymore. They have no idea about puttin' a meal together." She's on a mission. She wants to help those younguns eat better so they can grow up healthy like her own eight kids.