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I do a similar thing. When I make a casserole, I usually try and save some of each piece separately. That way, if anyone doesn't like it, they can have plain cooked chicken or plain rush or plain noodles. Not much fun for them, but tht is what they get for being picky!
that is a tough one. i find that when i make meals, that i will make a kid friendly version first but then after they eat, i will add extra veggies, spices, etc. i know they do not like certain types of veggies like onions and mushrooms, so i leave them out of their version. i'm not making two meals this way, but adding things to the meal after they have eaten. this saves me time and stress. and if i'm making something i know they will not eat at all, then i will make a separate meal for them, but sometimes they choose to cook what they want and don't worry about what i am cooking. it also helps to give them a few choices of what veggies they will eat and then they have that along with the chicken breast or lean pork. i've learned that also when we go to the store, that i let them pick out certain fruits and veggies that they will eat them at home as well. there have been nights that they eat just veggies and dip or fruit and veggies. good luck.
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Yes! I know exactly what you are going through, and I don't like to cook either. I end up making something for myself once or twice a week and eating that for a few days. For example I can make 10 stuffed cabbage rolls and have three each meal for 3 days. Same applies for chicken curry, it'll last at least two days. Then when I eat my curry, I make rice for my kid and me, and he eats either a hot dog or a chicken breast or something easy with his rice.
My husband is hardly ever home for dinner, so I don't have to feed him.
Last night I bought some ice cream bars and told my son he could have one IF he eats a piece of tomato or asparagus, but no go. Nothing seems to work with my boy. The only vegetable he eats is carrots.
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Hi, it's my first week on SP, my first day on this team and I'm so tired of cooking what my kids want to eat that I barely eat meals anymore.
I'm sure this topic has been hashed to death here, but if I never saw plain steamed broccoli, plain white rice or plain chicken breast again, or pasta, ANY pasta, that would be fine.
All I want is mixed up jumble of spicey food! I've had great plans to make new things for myself, but by the time I'm done cooking for the kids (I really don't like cooking), I'm done.
Please don't bother replying "if they're hungry they'll eat." I'm sure this applies to a starving child, but as those of us who are parents to extremely stubborn picky eaters, he just won't eat if it's not what he likes, and then he is not a pleasant human being until the next time a meal rolls around featuring something he cares for.
Thanks for letting me vent!