|Got distracted with blogging...|
I cook for my family. But they don't like a lot of what I make. And it's not because it's bad; it's because they're PICKY! All of them. Ok, yes, even I'm a little picky. But as I've grown, I've learned to try more foods and my tastes are broadening. So there's hope for them, yet.
Until then, I have a really hard time making a weekly menu. You can only have chicken so many times a week, no matter how many different ways you make it. And since I can only make it a few ways due to the preferences of my family, well, chicken gets boring. We eat porkchops occasionally, but they are not preferred by my husband. I like steak on the grill, but it's still winter and I'm not going outside to cook.
|Chicken burgers were sort of accepted recently.|
There a few other staples and such that I can make, but my absolute favorite is salmon! And believe it or not, the kids will eat it. Tink smothers hers with ketchup (yes, I said ketchup) but hey, at least she's eating it. However, I can only cook salmon when Daddy is flying late or out of town.
Are you getting the gist here? There's always someone who doesn't like something. But I refuse to be a short-order cook, so the kids and husband pretty much eat whatever I cook. I just get a lot of whining, dirty looks, and general grumpiness from at least one person at the table. And then an hour after dinner the snack cabinet is barraged with hungry mouths.
I try new dishes but they are greeted with apprehension, and then quickly refused. Most of the time, I like them, but no one else does. It gets really old cooking when no one wants to eat what I've made, but I try my best to remind myself it's not my cooking, it's their taste buds.
I've come across some of these weekly menu planning link ups, but I don't have a menu of my own to offer, so I'm just trying to
Maybe a professional chef would be good. The family might eat more foods, and I won't be crushed when they complain about it!