I know. I know. Don't say it. I'm crazy. I should make only one lovely and nutritious meal that my entire family will happily devour, saying words like "Mmmm, this is amazing!"
In this house, it's just impossible.
IM-POS-SI-BLE! (Sorry, that comes from Kindergarten home-reading - "sound it out!")
I never stood a chance really at making one delicious and "amazing" meal and serving up four plates of the same thing. And it's not because I can't cook. I can cook. Ask my girlfriend who is now enjoying my creations because no one else in my family will try them. Well, except 'Lil K. He tries the odd thing, which I've got to tell you, makes my day!
No, the reason I never stood a chance is that Hubby and I eat different foods. VERY different foods. I'm a vegetarian...though not full-fledged. I do eat fish, eggs & cheese. And the cheese with the casein in it. Have you tried casein-free cheese?
Hubby is anything but vegetarian. He's Scottish. Meat & potatoes...that's my man. With a bit of rice thrown in and cheese pizza, fish & chips (pub style)...
You get my drift.
It's not easy.
In my single days I cooked a lot for myself. Veggie Sheppard's Pie, Stir-frys galore, Tofu creations, Fish, etc, etc.
I've become a bit lazy since becoming a mom (I wonder why), but that's all going to change. I'm going back to my cooking ways and hopefully I can inspire some 'lil dudes (and one big dude) to come along for the culinary ride.
So this 3-4 meal thing will continue...we'll keep doing it smorgasbord-style. If I can toot my own horn, though, I've become pretty good at getting everything ready at the same time...well, sometimes...if I try really hard.
Here's what our dinner table looked like last night: (Guess who ate what?)