This is another favourite dish for Terry. Done this yesterday for our lunch and dinner. I got to cook once and eat twice as hubs not having dinner at home due to back home / work late.
I used 2 de-bone drumsticks. Marianted it with salt, pepper, light soya sause, teriyaki sauce, a dash of sugar and mix with ginger, small onion and garlic. The last 3 ingredients blend and squeeze the juice out of it. When the marinated work done, put it back to the fridge for 2 hours.
Pan fried it in low heat till it turn brown. Important to know that, put less sugar, else it turn black fast before it well cooked. Before dish up from pan, sprinkle some rice wine with water and simmer for 2 mins.
With this delicious chicken chop to go with rice, with hope that the boy will like it and can finish up his meal fast. Who knows it is the same too. Last night, he took 2.5 hours to eat, not even finish up all. I'm feeding him till I almost want to fall asleep. I really fuming mad and blood boiling, I raised my voice and started to scold then I off the hall light and TV, left him sit alone with the bowl of rice and I went to bed. He started to cry and vomit out the food. Sighhhh...why is it soooo hard to finish the food? I continue to scold and nag till he finish up his bedtime milk.
I don't really know what he is up to recently or I really hope this is just a phase (this is not the first time already). He chew the food till very fine, keep the food inside the mouth and don't want to swallow. Can he be no appetite? I don't think so, drinking milk, Yakult, biscuits all gone in seconds. It has been a week more he being this way during meal time. Everyday he is testing my patient and I pull hair feeding him for the average of 1.5 hours.
It is not that I'm not patient enough, hard and soft way to deal both I've tried.
Feeding with small spoonful
Switch on his favourite channel, program or VCD
Play toys and do whatever he likes while eating
Cook his favourite dish
Change to cook noodles or porridge, try to make varieties in meal
Pack outside food or eat out
Let him take his own time to finish (can take up to 3 hours still not finish!)
Tell him something fun to do after meal (like going out, go shopping and etc)
Start to eat beyond the actual mealtime (so that he gets more hungry and can eat up fast)
Reward him with Yakult/snacks after meal
By punishment, put him outside the balcony and shut the door
Scold and beat till cried and vomit
All this I've tried, and ...... H e-- still -- eat -- slow...
Next I'm going to prepare a cane. Or may be I should start getting him some Multivitamin for boosting appetite?
Everyday during meal time, I'm nag and nag, scold and scold for eating fast, chew and swallow but still no slight change. I'm really so tension facing the kid finish up his meal.
This afternoon, prepare his favourite dish again. ABC soup and chicken meat (the meat used to boil with the soup and dip soya sauce to eat with rice). Amazingly he took 30 minutes only to finish up. What a big different to the previous night. I really hope it is just a phase and plss..boy, don't torture mummy like this everyday.
Pls share with me, how long normally does your kid took to finish their meal? How do you deal with them if they take too long to finish the food? Any other way to encourage them to eat fast?