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Old 11-20-2014, 08:59 PM   #11
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It is mainly my BF who drives me crazy. My kids have pretty good palates. My son's favorite foods are steak, artichokes, feta cheese, salad and anything mint chocholate! My daughter is coming around to trying more things as she gets older. My BF will try something but he is worse than my kids!
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:01 PM   #12
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My older son was a picky eater, right down to "I will eat corn, but only frozen corn, not canned, and I will eat green beans, but only canned, not frozen" so I always gave him two choices: Take it or leave it.


My younger son on the other hand would eat anything except flan and sweet potatoes. Even way back when he ate out of a Gerber jar he refused egg custard and sweet potatoes. Now, two items out of all the food in the world? I think I can work around that!
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:06 PM   #13
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Addie, I just love reading your stories so beautiful, so sad, so brave. You are an amazing woman.


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Old 11-20-2014, 09:08 PM   #14
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Claire, I take a different view. Generally, when we invite people into our home it's because we want to spend time with them. The food isn't the reason for the invitation.

When we have an open house, we invite a couple of Indian families. I make sure there are vegetarian options available for them.

When I invite my adult children and family, I feed them foods they enjoy, as I would any guest.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:35 PM   #15
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Oh, I did not mean that I never cater to restrictions. I wouldn't dream of using a peanut product without insuring that my guests aren't allergic. I have Muslim and Jewish friends, vegetarians and vegans. I always make sure that there is something for them to eat, or, among my friends, potluck is very popular, and I invite them to bring something of their cuisine to share. I actually have taught some acquaintances starting into a vegan lifestyle about nutrition and making tasty dishes (not easy, trust me) and wrote a column in a local paper about it.


I'm talking about people who expect their every like and dislike to be catered. My attitude to them is "come if you wish, this is what I'm cooking", and if anyone, ever, says "yuk" or makes gagging noises at some food I've prepared, they fall very low on my list of people I invite (in other words, if it isn't a duty, I don't).


And if a fussy eater is my guest of honor, I do make sure to make something I know that person likes.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:49 PM   #16
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I cook what I like, Shrek has learned to fend for himself or eat what I have fixed. If I cook something he does not like, I do make something that he does like to replace it. As he gets older he turns his nose up at more and more foods...he knows where the peanut butter is.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:13 PM   #17
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Never. You don't like what I cook, don't eat here. However, when I invite friends over, I do cater to their dislikes. I have one friend who doesn't like eggplant. I love eggplant. But, I don't make anything with eggplant when I invite her over. I don't have family that I have to cook for every day--if I did and they didn't like this or that, it would drive me crazy.
Then invite me. Eggplant is my favorite veggie!
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:29 AM   #18
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I am more inclined to make meals that I know he will try rather than making something say like SUSHI for dinner, he would flip his lid! LOL

We eat A LOT of chicken. It is his favorite meat and it is the best for me to digest per stomach issues.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:15 AM   #19
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There is the thing I can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Can never go wrong with chicken.


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Old 11-21-2014, 08:34 AM   #20
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Oh man! Me too. And in fact since reading your reply ALL I can think about is a chicken biscuit from Chick-fil-A, one of the few fast food place my tummy(Virgina) can handle.
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