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Stew problems

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Didya ever want to kill your DH?

I made lamb stew and not even a large pot like I usually do. DH had some yesterday. Today I asked if he wanted it for lunch. He complained, saying he had it enough times. He was sick of it!

He has done this before-- often. I had the stew today and it was delicious. Something like that is usually better the second day. And I could et it day after day. I did not make a big batch so it is already gone.

Add this to the fact that he won't eat soups, vegetables, cereal for breakfast, fish,anything with tomato sauce, etc., etc. There are more things he won't eat than things he will eat. He will starve rather than eat those things. And he definitely prefers fast food, muffins, cakes,breads, cookies, fries, chocolate. He will eat enough to make himself sick.

This is why 2 days a week I have Meals on Wheels for him-lunch and dinner. He complains but I have no pity for him at all!
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  • 02SERENE
    Good for you that you made a small portion of the stew.

    And husbands -- naturally, I can relate. I am lucky though, it took my husband 5 years to tell me that I cooked him a soup that he couldn't stand..... LOL
    1941 days ago
  • MISSG180
    DH 1.0 was very much like this.

    DH 2.0 may not want to eat what's there, but he will either eat it or figure that it's his own problem and he'd best take charge of making himself something else. It's nice.
    1942 days ago
  • DANLIN60
    I think all of our DH do this to us at one time or another they are just impossible creatures and usually impossible to change but don't give up trying. One of these days you might just get through to him. Good Luck. strokes can really affect eating habits. I know my stoke changed my eating habits alot.


    1942 days ago
    I would starve him for a meal or two. But that's just ME. emoticon
    1943 days ago
    You have a tough road to hoe and only you know the best way to do that since he is your husband LOL
    1943 days ago
    I can relate to you dh .

    He sounds like me. I dont like meat. I do like pot pies .
    I love all junk food .
    Ido believe I would enjoy meals on wheels . If it comes with deserts.

    Yes many times I would love to strangle my Roy

    he is a picky eater & so am I . emoticon he has a list of stuff he wont touch. and foods made in certian ways for him. So I let him make them .
    1943 days ago
    1943 days ago
    Stick to your guns there lady! It is for his own good...and yours!

    1943 days ago
    emoticon to you and lots of them!! Stew is such a good, comforting food this time of the year. Just keep making what you feel is best, what you enjoy and he will eat it if he's really hungry, otherwise he can always fill up on bread and pb. Meals on wheels is an excellent idea!
    1943 days ago
  • LOSER05
    husbands can cook their own food
    1944 days ago
    emoticon to you Chris!! I have to agree that maybe it is the stroke talking. And I like the question posed by Mushcat about did anyone ever NOT think about it!!! My DH is a procrastinator. His car needs a lot of work, doesn't always start or gets locked up due to a bad ignition switch and was due to get inspected by the end of this month and he was worried that it was going to need more work than he originally thought. The plan has been for him to take my car and get me a new car since I drive to work farther than he does. I have been asking him since September what he wants to even just look at and all I got was I don't know. Now he decides we have to buy a car by the 31st because he doesn't want to pay all that money to get his old car fixed. So I asked him what he wants to look at and he says I DON"T KNOW!!!! AAAGGGHHHHH!!!! See what I mean???

    1944 days ago
    I am sure your stew was very good. It is too bad that your husband doesn't appreciate good foods like you do.
    1944 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Your Lamb Stew sounds like it was very good. I think what You are dealing with is how the Stroke affected his thinking, his like and dislikes and how he want things his way(regardless of what the doctor and You says that is good for his health. I feel for You. I know it is extremely hard on You. Have You tried Smoothies, Milkshakes etc. to get his Fruits and Vegetables into him? Yogurt? He does not realize What a Good Wife he has in You doing everything to keep him healthy. You are a very good Cook too. I hope this helps. God Bless You and DH. Have a Super Easy and Nice Day. Stay Safe and Warm. Talk to his doctor too. Take Care.Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1944 days ago
    Have his eating habits always been that way?
    1944 days ago
    Maybe his taste will change after a while. You keep up the good work you are doing for your self.
    1944 days ago
    Unfortunately, when people have a stroke it often affects their brains in ways that make them seek pleasure and lose sight of consequences. Old age often causes it as well (which is why the widest spread of STDs is in the elderly in nursing homes). As I've never been married I can't say I know how you feel, but I can say that while his choices are his choices you have choices in the matter too. Have you spoken to his doctor about his eating habits? Perhaps the doctor can make the case to him in a harsh but caring way. For instance, when my grandpa didn't want to re-learn how to swallow (after a devistating stroke) the doctors kept telling him it was either that or he would be fed through the feeding tube. When he realized the nurses and caregivers would have more control over his life because he wanted to defy them, he gave in and eventually was able to eat enough that they didn't have to feed him through the tube anymore.
    1944 days ago
    1944 days ago
    I think the more appropriate question is has anyone out there ever NO T thought about killing their DH.

    Currently my DH has control of the remote and I'd like to slap him upside the head at the very LEAST!
    1944 days ago
    Frustrating! Your stew sounds delicious. I'm glad you were able to enjoy it, at least.
    1944 days ago
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