What is it with kids and tomatoes?

After this gourmet meal (ha! kidding!) that my husband and I cooked together, and a great time together as a family eating outside and enjoying the last days of summer, I noticed this after the dinner plates were bussed …

What’s the deal with kids picking out the tomatoes?

I will admit that it took me years to learn how to eat a tomato. I began enjoying them on hamburgers. My Mother would go to the garden and eat one warm, right off the vine. It always grossed me out. So I think it was in my 20s when my palate changed toward the flavor.

My kids love spaghetti, salsa, anything saucy, but they won’t eat a plain tomato.

Do your kids scrunch their noses at tomatoes? Or do you find them pushed to the side on the empty dinner plates?