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Old 12-08-2011, 11:09 AM   #11
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Picky eater: "I'm so sorry, I'm watching my fat intake and I don't eat eggs. They *are* baby chickens you know!"

I would leave the lights out and lock the door!
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:45 PM   #12
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I probably would be looking for new in-laws...
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:00 PM   #13
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A 7 hour time difference? It sound like they are coming from a different country. Perhaps the foods you prepare are just unfamiliar to them. Maybe for their arrival night, something familiar to them might solve the problem. Then in the morning when everyone's rested, you can get that list of likes/dislikes.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:07 PM   #14
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A 7 hour time difference? It sound like they are coming from a different country. Perhaps the foods you prepare are just unfamiliar to them. Maybe for their arrival night, something familiar to them might solve the problem. Then in the morning when everyone's rested, you can get that list of likes/dislikes.
Now that's very sound advice, Silversage! Great thinking!
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #15
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Potato soup. You can make it with either vegetable or chicken broth. Add whatever veg they will eat. Start with onion, garlic and bacon (if they eat that). I have made it for vegetarians without and it's still great. The best thing about potato soup is that it is warm, hearty and easy to eat late at night. It is also extremely easy to improvise with whatever is in the cupboard and fridge, or in your case what is on the limited picky eaters list.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:08 PM   #16
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a 7 hour time difference means they're probably coming from europe ( 7 hours the other way and you'd be swimming a lot), and 2am translates to 9am their time.

at 9am, i'd be thinking about breakfast. eggs, bacon, ham, and so on.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:52 PM   #17
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Yep, give 'em gift certificates for all night restaurants. Let them pick what they want to eat. Or better yet, give them directions to the nearest grocery store. There comes a point where you just have to say, "Purchase what you're willing to eat and make your own; because normal people eat the foods that I make." Show them where the pots and pans are, and where the stove and fridge is.

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Old 12-08-2011, 04:47 PM   #18
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Thanks guys. They are actually coming from the middle east (Europe was a close guess!). They are coming in some time friday afternoon but last time I went to their homeland I woke up at 2 am and couldnt sleep and was starving while everyone else was sleeping, me and my husband werent married yet and it was only the 2nd time I met his parents so I felt weird raiding their fridge at 2 am. So I just wanted to make sure I had some extra food in case it happens to them.
I am pretty good at making middle eastern food and I decided on sofrito!
Its pretty much beef stew with some cumin and coriander for spice. Will make rice. BORING but everyone will eat it.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:53 PM   #19
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Good grief, Siegal! What an ordeal, to stress out over all your picky eaters! Glad you figured out a solution! (though I'd be inclined to use CWS's or Chief Longwind's second solution....)
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:34 PM   #20
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please send some of that kishka this way....I haven't had that in many a year.....yum
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