Thursday, February 07, 2013
I live with my parents, and Dad is such as basic eater. He wants his meat, it doesn't matter which kind but it has to be on his plate, and his mashed potatoes. This is common here in Atlantic Canada, we all grew up on. I know that mom and dad have tried a lot of new foods over the years. But Dad still likes his basics. Mom is not a fan of spices, canned tomato sauce can be too spicy for her.
I know they are willing to try new things, but when I make something just a little different, I get "well, it was ok" from dad, and normally "its too spicy" from mom. There have olny been a few things I get make it again, from both them, I think my biggest successes have been my warm chicken spinish salad, and turkey burgers.!
I like tasting other flavours and when I suggested maybe as a family we should try and have one vegatrain meal once per week, Dad kinda gave me the look. You know the one, the are you crazy look. Mom was cool with the idea.
In January, Dad said he wanted to lose weight, and mom is trying to take off some weight as well, but I seem to be the only one willing to try. I know we all have busy lives, between working, outside commitments, and helping out my grandparents, and our hobbies and actictives.
Don't get me wrong both of my parents know that I am doing this and are willing to support me, heck tonight mom and I are going to do a walking dvd after cleaning up from supper. Dad will stay upstairs and watch some reality tv or the stock markets.
But is it so wrong of me, to try and bring something different into their diets, because they both want to try new things.
Also I am getting tired of every night doing a different side dish for myself and mom instead of mashed potatoes, don't get me wrong, i love potatoes, but there are so many different things that I can do them besides added garlic and mashing them. I can bake them, stuff them, make soups, roast them, just dad always always wants mashed! I have done some cool things with the left over mashed before, and I will keep doing that to change the flavours.
I know that I can't force them to like the different items I put in front of them like couscous, or jap chi, or even some of the things that are way out there. But I am getting tired of the same old thing. So when I was picking up a few from Sobey's last night after ridding a picked a few things to make a couple of different meal ideas. Mostly so Dad can see what I am doing and what I am using, because he seems wary of the way I use some of the basic things that he likes, I just cook them using a different method then he does. I am hoping this will help him be willing to try more dishes, if he see what goes into them.
And this weekend we are due for a Nor-Easter (the dreaded winter storm up here). Over the weekend we could get up to 60 cm of snow, and high winds, so if I disappear, the power is out!