Try, Try Again

Turkey & White Bean Chili with Caesar Salad

I love turkey chili.  And I particularly like Weight Watchers 4pt Turkey and White Bean Chili.

Turkey and White Bean Chili

Problem is: I’ve served it over-and-over again and the kids NEVER like it. But that doesn’t stop me from trying.  (mean old Mommy!)  🙂

I guess I just think I’ll wear `em down! Keep serving it to them and then – VOILA! – one night they’ll suddenly LOVE it and beg for more!!

That didn’t happen tonight.

My 6yo is this dish’s most vocal opponent. In recent months he has declared he doesn’t like turkey; he doesn’t like chili; he doesn’t like white beans.

Humph. This is problematic when one is making Turkey & White Bean Chili.

So, first, I ‘eliminated’ the white beans by blending them and then adding them to the chili. As for the turkey, I couldn’t do much about that.  But since it looked like a soup (since the beans were blended), we called it soup and sprinkled cheddar and cilantro on top and hoped for the best.

No dice. Our 6yo wasn’t buying it. But, after many tries with this meal in our house, our 5yo and 3yo finally did! They ate all of it, especially with promises of dessert. And all three of our kids LOVED the Caesar Salad we served with it (I used Dole’s Light Caesar salad in a bag.)

Turkey White Bean Chili and Caesar Salad

So, in the words of Meatloaf, two out of three ain’t bad. If two of my kids eat something, I consider that a win. And the thumbs up from the Hubs is pretty great, too.

Eventually, I’ll win over my 6yo. Try, try again. Right?

Here’s the recipe for any of you who would like to give it a go. I’ve also made it in my crock pot before and it turned out really well. I also keep it pretty mild and eliminate the chilis and cayenne.

Happy eatings!!!

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