A lot of it gets made into PB & J for the kids’ lunches, when they take them. Last night we were out of apples, so I told my son that he could take ants on a log instead. It’s the only way he’ll touch celery.
Then I realized that I was out of raisins. “Oh no, we’re out of ants!” I said.
“Ants?” my daughter asked, confused, apparently unaware that they were one of my pantry staples.
I did have a handful of dried cranberries, so in that moment ladybugs on a log were invented, and were deemed a suitable substitute by my son.
It’s not much of a twist, but sometimes a little novelty is all it takes to get vegetables into a child. I’m still amazed that calling broccoli “little trees” makes them palatable to my youngest.