I really want to have family dinners, but I have this weird family: I love complex, spicy, vegetarian and lite-on-the-meat dishes. Hubby likes meat and potatoes with a little extra kick. Daughter loves plain pasta and plain meat/veg. Son hates pasta, but will eat any kind of plain meat, salsa, breads, and every kind of fruit.
So... I either wind up cooking multiple meals, or mix/match items, or items that can be fancied up. I'm looking for more choices! Can you help??
Here are my staples:
sauteed or poached chicken breasts that can be served plain or -- "parmesan," "marsala," with curried fruit on top, etc. (more ideas welcome!)
lean ground beef that can become chili, meat balls or burgers
tortillas that can be used to wrap plain chicken, spicy chicken, apples and peanut butter, etc.
I also make big baked mac and cheeses for daughter and hubby that I can't touch, stir fries that my kids won't touch, etc. Sometimes I make a stir fry with chicken or beef, and cook some of the meat separately, and serve plain with rice... Or a beef stew of which the kids eat only the beef!
I am SO BORED!! I WANT to fix fancy salads, yummy roasted veg soups, etc., and sometimes do, but while hubby will eat a portion, I wind up with six portions -- which can get overwhelming. Spent a WEEK eating a curried split pea and apple soup...
Can you recommend diet-friendly options I haven't considered??
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