Today I am going through my Pinterest files trying to select a few new recipes for the 30 Days of Pinterest Project Series and I realize this is going to be harder than I thought. Every recipe I have pinned is something that I myself would love to try. My husband and kids are another story, but the husband is far worse. Oh how I love him. He has to be the PICKIEST eater I have ever met! Seriously it is ridiculous. Basically he is a “meat and potatoes ONLY” kind of guy. He eats his salads DRY and doesn’t like ketchup. Who doesn’t like ketchup?! When it comes to meat he’ll pretty much eat anything. Veggies are another story. The only (cooked) ones he will eat are potatoes, corn, potatoes, green beans, potatoes, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, and did I mention POTATOES!!! Basically if he hasn’t tried it he declares he doesn’t like it. Such a big kid. lol I pretty much have to cook the same boring stuff over and over again because of this craziness. It may not seem so bad, but I like other veggies like squash, zuchinni, brocolli, pretty much all veggies. I usually buy some and cook for myself but half the time I can’t eat them all fast enough and it goes bad. Every now and then I’ll throw in a new meal and pray he will eat it, or at least try it.
I even tricked him once a few years ago. Oh yes I pulled a sly one! (Insert evil laugh) I found this awesome recipe on Rachaelray.com called Eat Your Veggies Harvest Vegetable Whole Wheat Pasta. Basically it’s a pasta dish with roasted veggies and homemade pesto. The main veggies are squash and zuchinni. I really wanted to try this. He asked me what I was making and I just told him it was something new but would not tell him what was in. When he went to serve his plate he asked what the green stuff was. I matter-of-factly told him it was cucumbers (ever eat cooked cucumbers?!) and went about eating. I sat there and watched in sheer amazement that he ate his entire plate AND he kept saying how good it was!!! Are you kidding me?! He is crazy! It’s all in his head! I tried so hard not to show it but couldn’t take it anymore and burst out laughing. When he asked me what was so funny I had to let him know…..”You just ate an entire plate of pasta with ZUCHINNI in it! Now I don’t want to hear that you don’t like it!” It’s a good thing he is easy going cause he got a good laugh out of it too. So you would think after eating zuchinni he would see that he likes it and eat it to this day. Uh, no. Big fat negative. When I make it now he will dig around the pot to not get any zuchinni or squash. Oh whatever! LOL
So you can clearly see why picking a recipe that he can enjoy is risky business around here! Obviously this is not going to change, so I picked out what I think will be safe. This will be interesting for sure. Well off to the store! 🙂
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