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beets vs. chocolate ice cream

I swear, my husband (Matt) and my 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter (Alice) had this exact conversation this evening.

Matt: Do you want beets, or chocolate ice cream?
Alice (enthusiastically): Beets!

I am not making this up.

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  1. I believe you! I'd almost always rather have beets than chocolate ice cream myself. Though I am not sure why one would have to choose... :-)

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    1. re: susancinsf

      True, it doesn't have to be either/or. In fact, I think she would have been happy to combine them, but I'm not sure I could have handled that... Matt informs me that he did seriously consider offering her both at once, "but the idea seemed too nauseating."

    2. I once had an amazing chocolate muffin with beets in it. The beets really highlighted the richness of the dark chocolate. Hardly a muffin though, but I didn't complain.

      1. Reminds me of when I was young and staying at a friends house. I was offered a choice of liver or steak. They were shocked when I chose liver.

        My older sister didn't like steak, so wanting to emulate her, I didn't like steak. But I really did like liver.

        1. Salty versus sweet. Easy choice for me. Give me an appetizer instead of dessert any day.

          In addition, I don't crave chocolate... :(

          1. Excellent! More chocolate for me.