Picky Children making dinner and lunches
After one too many complaints about dinner and lunches, (and perhaps helped along by the viewing of Junior Masterchef Australia) I informed the children they were making dinner at least once a week and making their own lunches every morning.
We started out well. Friday night they made “cheesy noodles” which is really no more than shredded cheese on cooked noodles. On Sunday they decided they wanted to make sushi for dinner. So we did. And the Saturday after that they made macaroni and cheese casserole from a children’s cook book.
But now we’ve run into a snag. We’ve looked through the kids’ cookbooks that I have, and we even took some out of our local library to look at.
It went kinda like this: “EEEEWwwww!!! I’m not making SOUP!!” “No, I don’t wanna make a roast chicken.” “We’ve made pasta twice. I wanna do something different.” [whine] “I don’t LIKE cottage pie.” “Eeeeeew! Risotto!” “Eeeeeeewww!! Chilli!!!” “Vegetable pie? NO WAY.” “Yuck, that steak has mustard on it.” “I HATE MUSHROOMS!!” “But I HATE TUNA!!” “But Dad doesn’t like lamb.” “Well I don’t like fried rice so we aren’t making THAT.” “OOoo!!! Hamburgers! Mum, can we make hamburgers?”
See my problem? They found something not to like in nearly every single recipe. And if they couldn’t find something they didn’t like, they blamed it on their picky Father.
Who was the wise-ass that said that when children make dinner they’re more willing to try new things? They lied.
Anybody got a good children’s cookbook for picky eaters?