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Old 04-29-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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ISO ideas for quick homemade dinners

So I just moved in with my boyfriend, and chose to be in charge of kitchen "stuff" as he put it. Anyway, he's an increadibly picky eater...no canned/boxed/instant food, no fish, nothing tangy or vinagary, no tomato-based sauces, and no leftovers, ever. Also, he doesn't like the idea of meals from the crokpot more than twice a week. And now today he tells me that he wants something that isn't a sandwich packed in his lunch. I'm all for fresh healthy food, but this is getting a little intense.

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Old 04-29-2009, 12:47 PM   #2
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Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Meals. She has a book and here's the web site URL. Hopefully he'll compromise on some canned ingredients, e.g. stock, soups or whatever. If you're going to need to do everything from scratch, then "quick" is going to be difficult over the long haul.

Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals - Every Day with Rachael Ray Recipes
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:19 PM   #3
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I have never met a male who does not like chicken wings. They don't have to be spicy/tangy. There's a ton of ways to prepare them, and they're pretty quick to fix.

He does sound mighty darn picky. Will he allow casseroles? If so, there are a lot of casseroles that are pretty quick and really good.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:39 PM   #4
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thanks guys! They all sound like great ideas. I had'nt thought of casseroles. than ks again
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:52 PM   #5
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So don't you think that you need to reconsider your

choice of being in charge of "kitchen stuff". You need to ask yourself if he would be this picky and fussy if HE were in charge of "kitchen stuff". I have a hard time believing that he would put himself through all this needless effort. I also can't believe that no one else thinks he is unreasonable. If he is not willing to take over the "kitchen stuff" the way he likes it I think it is time for you to
JUST MOVE OUT.
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:01 PM   #6
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i hear ya, yule! my jake loves southern food, while i adore fancy french foods. compromise is not easy!

have you tried, maybe, grilled chix over angelhair pesto, or stuffed pork chop, pulled pork sammiches without sauce, macaroni & cheese casserole style, pierogies, grilled reubens, fettucine alfredo with chix, etc.....
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:32 PM   #7
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I have to agree with Lizannd. He is being unreasonable and I don't think you'll ever be able to please him in the long run. He needs to show you what he'll eat, and how often and how to make it, then you can decide if you still want to be in charge of "kitchen stuff". If you are a more adventurous eater you'll be making two separate meals all the time. If you have babies with this man, the kids (who are often naturally picky when they're little) will pick up on his eating habits and then, heaven help you.
I'm sure he's a nice guy but jeez, those are a lot of demands and limitations. Good luck, sweetie!
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:33 PM   #8
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choice of being in charge of "kitchen stuff". You need to ask yourself if he would be this picky and fussy if HE were in charge of "kitchen stuff". I have a hard time believing that he would put himself through all this needless effort. I also can't believe that no one else thinks he is unreasonable. If he is not willing to take over the "kitchen stuff" the way he likes it I think it is time for you to
JUST MOVE OUT.
He's not trying to be difficult, really. He actually grew up in india, and he comes from a household where even spices were fresh-made. Also, his idea of being in charge of food results in either take out or stuffing himself with ramen.
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have you tried, maybe, grilled chix over angelhair pesto, or stuffed pork chop, pulled pork sammiches without sauce, macaroni & cheese casserole style, pierogies, grilled reubens, fettucine alfredo with chix, etc.....
I've done all of the chicken dishes (pluss some) and also the mac and cheese. I've actually never cooked pork. Is it pretty intuitive or is it the kind of thing where you should expect it to be a little sub-par the first time?
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