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Old 08-18-2016, 06:30 PM   #1
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Menu planning for love's sake

Sometimes I make food for DH because I want him to be happy and to feel loved. This might be something I won't eat at all.

He wants me to make him some 'goulash with peas', which his mom made when he was growing up. I won't eat it because it has pasta in it and it has peas in it and those peas don't seem to belong in there. It is hamburger, onion, tomato sauce, macaroni and peas.

When I make chili, which he likes, he wants it with macaroni in it. Since he eats dinner on 2nd shift without me, I don't mind adding the macaroni to the meals I make him. His mom made it that way.

Do you make meals for the sake of love? I don't really mind. I just won't eat it.
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:34 PM   #2
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I sometimes cook us different dinners when I crave something I love that she doesn't like. I haven't been in a situation where SO asked me to cook a dish with a different ingredient.
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:37 PM   #3
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Me, no. It's usually take out if she wants something special....
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:43 PM   #4
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Yep I do it all the time. My meals are low carb but I'm always including carbs in his meals. It's really not that hard to do with careful planning.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:01 PM   #5
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Menu planning for love sake

I cook what I cook. If DH doesn't like it, well, there's always peanut butter and jelly or Cheerios.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:07 PM   #6
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Kayelle, I dipped out a cup of the hamburger, onions, and tomatoes, for myself.


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I cook what I cook. If DH doesn't like it, well, there's always peanut butter and jelly or Cheerios.
It's not peanut butter and jelly. It's a grape juice reduction with a nut butter on a brioche like bread. It's not Cheerios, it's an artfully shaped oat bakery item.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:11 PM   #7
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It's often a compromise. I make things I'm not crazy about to please my wife. But there are things I really don't like, and things she doesn't like at all. If she doesn't like it at all, I either wait until she visits her sister to make it for myself, or I order it in restaurants. If I really dislike it, I prepare it for her to reheat when I'm out of town or she orders it in restaurants.
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Kayelle, I dipped out a cup of the hamburger, onions, and tomatoes, for myself.




It's not peanut butter and jelly. It's a grape juice reduction with a nut butter on a brioche like bread. It's not Cheerios, it's an artfully shaped oat bakery item.

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No liver or Brussels sprouts will ever grace my kitchen, even though DH loves both. He's strange.
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No liver or Brussels sprouts will ever grace my kitchen, even though DH loves both. He's strange.
Have you ever roasted the brussel sprouts? SIL didn't think he liked brussel sprouts until I roasted them with EVOO and garlic. Now I have to make an extra large quantity of them when he's over. I have another story about a friend who politely took some brussel sprouts and was floored at how good they are if they aren't overcooked.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:27 PM   #10
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Oh my gosh, of course!
If you've been following my posts here or on my blog, DH is, well,
PICKY A-- EATER!
Me on the other hand, I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to food... I also really like creamy dishes ...
DH: "EEEWWW! That's gross! How can you eat that.
EEWWW, it's creamy, I don't like that.
EEWWWW that smell awful, go sit over there with that creamy, nasty bleu cheese salad dressing... how can you eat that sh-- "
Please add the voice of a 10 year old whiny little boy for the full effect!!
So there are many meals that are 2 totally different plates, but not entirely, there are many dishes that we equally like or dislike,
such as Liver and Onions, ACK!
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