I’m always very happy and consider it a huge win when I make a new recipe that has my husband reaching for seconds.
But even better is when my 11 month old daughter gobbles up this recipe with such enthusiasm that she can’t seem to get the food into her mouth fast enough. A double win!
Going from cooking for two adults with adventurous pallets to cooking for the same two adventurous adults plus an almost one year old (which I SERIOUSLY can’t believe) adds an extra twist to meal planning. Now, instead of just cooking up whatever we may be in the mood for I have to think – is the broccoli cut small enough? Are the patties soft enough? And will she even eat these green and cheese filled patties??
And just because she seems to like something one night, does not mean she will enjoy the same meal the next. And then I made these patties and I struck gold.
She not only ate them for dinner, but also enjoyed them for lunch AND dinner the next day. And my husband and I ate them right along with her.
I also love that they seem to be a complete meal in a small package. You’ve got broccoli, cheddar cheese, eggs, and bread crumbs all packaged up in a delicious little patty. While they taste great on their own, they are also delicious topped with some Greek yogurt or salsa. Have one for a snack, two with a salad for lunch, and three with some roasted taters or quinoa for dinner.
A quick and healthy meal the whole family will enjoy – I believe I’ve hit the jackpot!