Looks rather bland, doesn't it? Left to right in a clockwise manner, roasted Brussels Sprouts, carrots, parsnips, and asparagus, Phyllo wrapped asparagus ~ scroll down to comment 4 for updated recipe, and Curried Chickpea Cakes from Skinny Bitch 'Ultimate Everyday Cookbook'.
In my opinion, you can never and I mean NEVER go wrong with roasted vegetables. The Phyllo was a big hassle to work with, but the end result was delish!! The chickpea cakes were amazing! I think they could've used maybe a peanut sauce to compliment and add a little interest to the presentation. I only added 1/2 the suggested curry as I don't like it, but next time I'll go for gold.
Reactions? The Dad and I loved it all. All 4 offspring enjoyed the chickpea cakes AND asparagus. The roasted veggies were another story. Most of them ate what was on their plates and there wasn't too much arguing over the meal in general. The children, DID, however use ketchup and mustard for the chickpea ;) Whatever gets it into them . . .
We've got 2 thumbs down (from the middle children), 3 thumbs up (the parents and eldest child), and a halfsies thumb from the wee small one.