One of the best ways to get kids who are reluctant eaters (how is it that I end up with a reluctant ester?) to eat is to make bizarre things out of the food.
Last night I decided to make a low level Jenga game of the potatoes I had chopped into French fry shape.
While we were eating the object of the game was to extract the baked fries one at a time without making the entire pan collapse.
They ate the entire pan of potatoes. Mission accomplished.