I love cooking. I love experimenting with different ingredients and flavors. I'm even open to failure in the kitchen! It's a learning experience.
But lately, I've hated the mere thought of cooking dinner. No matter what recipe or new ingredients I have to try I hear the same complaints every evening.
I don't like my food all mixed together. (Cross casseroles and soup off the dinner idea list.)
Or, what's that little green stuff all over the place? (It's parsley and it won't kill you!!)
Does this have onions in it?? GROSS!!! (GGGRRRR!!!)
I've even tried finding new "kid friendly" recipes; those are a giant fail too! The only meal that is a complete success with ALL my kids are eggs, bacon and pasta....all plain, nothing added. No condiments, no seasonings, no sauces.
Can you say boring??
I've made my kids eat new dishes and coerced, threatened, begged...but I'm losing the will to fight the dinner battle!
So although I've tried to keep my Friday blog posts for a new recipe I'd tried during the week, this week has been a total loss. I haven't found anything lately that is new and acceptable to me AND my kids. And I don't have the sanity to cook two different meals every night, ain't gonna happen!
And I can't eat macaroni and hot dogs for the rest of my life!!!
Any ideas?? Any way to fix a dinner that isn't the same old thing but my kids AND I are both excited to come to the table? Give me tricks!! Because I'm at a loss.
(who's on the verge of burning every cookbook in her kitchen!)