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Are you an adventurous eater? 
 
Jul. 23, 2011 7:39 am 
Updated: Jun. 5, 2013 7:31 pm
I am feeding off Alex's blog "Feeding Mr. Picky Pants".  I've taken cooking seriously the last 2.5 years.  It was like I suddenly realized that cooking is an adventure of endless discoveries of flavors and combinations of ingredients.

My husband grew up as 1 of 5 kids.  His mom cooked for functional purposes, using the same rotation of a limited range of recipes. She says she cooked what "kids liked".  To this day, she's never cooked asparagus although she likes to eat it.

So, I should be grateful that my dh embraces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.  If not for him, I would not be cooking and eating asparagus, cabbage or mangos.  However, my desire for adventure in cooking exceeds his.  He was thrilled I bought a watermelon for his 50th birthday party but protested strongly to Watermelon Feta Salad.  "Can't we just have a normal salad?!"  Since he's observed that my cooking interests lean a little toward the exotic, "Does every other meal have to be middle eastern, greek or indian?"  Do you see the resemblance to an  Archie Bunker type here? More lovable, I think, but is definitely conservative in his preferences for food preparation.

I am curious what your experiences are.  I've seen lots of posts from people whose spouse seem more picky and limited in food choices.  At least I haven't had any "walk outs" at dinner time.
 
Comments
Jul. 23, 2011 7:43 am
I cannot imagine anyone tolerating that...the walk out I mean. I'm adventurous with anything plant based but certain meats just don't come through my door. Other than that we are pretty willing to try new things but often prefer the plain and simple "eat it like it is" approach.
 
Jul. 23, 2011 7:55 am
Sure Linda. Plain sweet potatos,etc. AR has really encouraged me to just try different ideas.
 
LocalTrav 
Jul. 23, 2011 8:26 am
I'm in the same thing situation with my wife. I'm the cook in the family and love trying new foods. Plus, I love foods from all nationalities and will eat practically anything. (I think I was a goat in a past life...). My wife, on the other hand, is a meat and potatoes kind of girl. Doesn't like a lot of foreign foods and doesn't even want to be in the same house, restaurant or store with anything that lived in water. Ultra sensitive to the smell and sight of seafood. So, I cook pretty basic fare at home (luckily I love bbq'ing) and make mostly Americanized dishes.
 
Jul. 23, 2011 12:06 pm
When I married him, hubby considered green beans and corn from a can the ONLY vegetables. He has learned to try new foods over the years. I knew he was converted when he told me he thought couscous should replace all rice dishes LOL
 
Jul. 23, 2011 2:24 pm
Wow Localtrav: You love diversity. It's often the man who prefers meat and potatoes. I would never have tried mangoes on my own.
 
Jul. 23, 2011 2:25 pm
Gashmomx3: Sounds he responded well to gentle encouragement. I never even heard of couscous until I started cooking.
 
Carrie 
Jul. 23, 2011 4:37 pm
I like to cook different things to a point, but generally go back to old favorites or variations of them. I had a cooking teacher in highschool who's mission in life to cook liver and wheatgerm 100 different ways that year to convert us ~ her result from me is not allowing it in my house. I refuse to eat some veggies (like eggplant and okra) because I have tried them a few times with bad results and feel the need to move on. My husband and kids are incredibly adventurous and certainly proved that to me living overseas for so many years and being willing to try anything. I do love watermelon/feta salad, it becomes a whole new fruit! I grew up pretty simple with a regular rotation and my husband grew up in the UK with overcooked meat & veggies and even the same things on the same nights of the week. He introduced his parents to spaghetti after he left home!
 
Carrie 
Jul. 23, 2011 4:39 pm
P.S. When his parents came to our house after we were married his mom got in a huge fuss about me serving mashed potatoes instead of boiled pototoes and she finally got up to make him some while his dad just tucked into the mash grinning like a cat! (He'd never had them!)
 
Jul. 23, 2011 4:45 pm
Hi Carrie. Brussel sprouts is one I avoid. Only lima beans are black listed. Weird. I like chick peas which have a similar texture. Your mashed potatoes story is good comedy material!
 
Jul. 23, 2011 4:49 pm
I saw your "dog on ice" pic. Priceless. That belongs on a calendar for "dog days" of summer.
 
Jul. 24, 2011 12:55 am
I am the type of person who if you don't have Taco meat use sloppy joes in taco shells (close enough for me) NOT dear fiance'...I wing cooking alot..I sub what I have and play I have these 5 things here's dinner I am not that picky but dd and fiance bother are dd has gotten alot better in the last 5 year..I finally got her to eat black beans only in southwestern egg rolls.. But no other any other time but I will take what I can get..I also got her to allow onions in foods as well..Hated making 2 pans of things..did that for along time when she was younger..
 
Jul. 24, 2011 6:16 am
Well Jayashiangel: You'll never go hungry! I like a large variety of things. But I'm not as good at adapting a recipe as you are. Yea, making an alternate meal for a picky eater, I never did.
 
Jul. 24, 2011 6:58 am
I'm feeling kinda jealous right now! I try out new things and they usually work out but hubby doesn't always agree. Canned corn and green beans? unfortunately they are a regular in our house. Main dishes work out fine but when it comes to veggies its a fight! lol. I hear, why can't we try something different, and then when I do it's why are we eating this? He won't eat asparagus, peas, pretty much anything that isn't corn or green beans. I think its a flashback from his youth. His family has...unique ideas about cooking. Lets just say I've been through his families recipe box and I kept 2(I just got a chill remembering). It's already a hassle but what worries me is what will happen when we have children? It's gonna be kind of hard to tell our kids to eat all of their broccoli if daddy won't eat his.
 
Jul. 24, 2011 8:07 am
Gosh hnyb_dee. Getting this feedback puts my husband's lack of adventure into perspective! Just corn and beans? But there is hope! Introduce the variety early on for kids. I would avoid commercial baby food as it is so easy to puree anything you make. Think of the money you'll save.
 
Jul. 24, 2011 10:34 am
hi maureen! i do the cooking around here and it gets monotous (sp), pretty much the same things in different recipes. the wife could eat cereal or hot dogs at every meal i think. i'm from a southern family that believed in at least 3 fresh veggies and fresh cornbread or muffins and a meat as well as fresh sweet tea at every meal besides breakfast. poptarts were a big deal. i had a large family...8 siblings...so home-made had to do. 5 sisters and 3 other brothers. we picked fresh fruit, peas, beans at pay orchards. i guess that's why i'm not scared of snakes now...blackberry picking! picky eaters...nope they are just not hungry enough!
 
Jul. 24, 2011 3:31 pm
Hi Gderr. I fight against boredom and my husband actually complains about "another new recipe!" You grew up the ideal way for food /cooking. I don't remember fresh vegetables. My dad did LOTS of crockpot stews. You are right. Picky eaters are just not THAT hungry. When you consider the mass starvation that has caused so much suffering in Africa. I could eat lima beans even! My sisters and I used to pick wild blackberries. What I wouldn't give for that now. My older sister, by 9 yr. used to cook a lot (mom hated cooking). I remember being too hungry to care what I ate. But, I did get tired of boiled veggies. Last time my husband served canned carrots, I didn't complain-I just turned them into a carrot-orange-mango smoothie!
 
Jul. 25, 2011 5:53 am
My wife wants everything plain. No herbs, seasoning or combining. Beans are beans. Meat is meat. That was great back in the 1800's, but we know better now. Now, I do most of the cooking and she is learning that flavor can make a huge difference in perceived quality. She resisted, at first, but buckled in when she heard the echo of her words from a time long past, "Don't like it? Fix something yourself!" Ahhh, the sweetness of payback!
 
Jul. 25, 2011 10:38 am
Well, as for me, I do like to try new things, but I'm no Andrew Zimmerman! ;) If it wasn't for AR I don't think I would have ever tried Thai or Indian cuisine, both of which I now love. My husband, on the other hand, has longer list of things he won't eat than things he will. Aside from a basic salad, he will only eat corn and potatoes as "vegetables", and meat has to be basic, with no sauce or seasoning other than salt and pepper. There were a couple things that we've worked into the rotation - chicken parm, chicken cordon bleu, ribs - but he either has bad memories of the food his father cooked, or an attachment to something processed. Like pot roast - my mother made the best pot roast, but DH won't even try it - he said his father used to make it and it was awful, "too vinegar-y"! Huh???? Oh well, I keep trying! Luckily with his schedule there are often nights when it's just me and the kiddo, so I can try my "new things" then! And send him happily to work with his bologna and Kraft American Cheese sandwiches with French's Yellow mustard on white bread! ;)
 
Jul. 25, 2011 11:35 am
My poor husband! I am the pickier one and I always feel bad that I don't make more adventurous things. I try to make things that are flavorful and I like to try new recipes but I know what I like and what I don't and sometimes I feel bad that my husband doesn't get more of what he likes!
 
Jul. 25, 2011 4:15 pm
Hey Mike, is your wife irish? I am pretty sure being 100% irish has influenced my appreciation for bland food. But, irish spirit prevails..thus my cooking adventure. No way could she have a middle east or indian origin. Have you tried authentic cinnamon in some desserts? Wow, that's flavor. I buy Vietnamese cinnamon- no more McCormick in this house!
 
Jul. 25, 2011 4:18 pm
Christine, have you tried "trickery"? hehee. How about a juicy pot roast that is an ingredient in burritos, quessadillas or tucked inside a yummy roll and topped with some other ingredients he likes (cheese?)I think it is human nature to resist change.
 
Jul. 25, 2011 4:20 pm
the1stnoel: Well maybe what you are cooking is healthier than what he really wants! Also, you could do a batch of something he likes and freeze it in single serving portions. Spring it on him for his birthday!
 
Brandy 
Jul. 26, 2011 4:48 am
I am blessed to be with someone who is very adventurous. Whenever I bring up a new recipe it's followed by, "You can do that?" I love it. Not only is he willing to try new things but he will eat anything that I put in front of him. He even gets me to try things that he thinks are pretty amazing. Like a macaroni and cheese sandwich. I know that it sounds a little off, but try it. You'll be amazed.
 
Jul. 26, 2011 6:05 am
My husband and I met in Korea and ate plenty of dishes with questionable content and unknown names. I had sea urchin and roe, squid and sea cucumber for the first and only times. Josh since has been to the middle east 3 times and luckily or sadly hasn't been out on the economy to try much local cuisine. We are both trilled that vietnames, greek and middle eastern food is popular here.
 
Anne 
Jul. 26, 2011 12:05 pm
I love trying new things! But mostly it's new combinations of ordinary things, and new fruits and vegetables. Like Linda, I'm not too keen on exotic meats. Mom's dad wanted (boiled!) ground beef and boiled potatoes and a vegetable--for every noon and evening meal! So that's what Grandma cooked for him. Occasionally she made pizza or chili (more like bean and tomato stew), but it was generally the same things every night. That is what Mom grew up eating, and so what looks like a lack of variety in what I grew up eating is a lot more variety than Grandma cooked. (I introduced fettuccini alfredo into our family!) Dad, who grew up on a weekly rotation which included a side of rice and red beans in almost every meal, likes new things now and then. I don't think it's unwillingness that keeps any of my family from trying new things. It's lack of inspiration and incentive, and the fact that we like to return to the old favorites.
 
Anne 
Jul. 26, 2011 12:43 pm
I failed to mention this earlier. Some of my friends have extremely restricting food allergies--such as wheat, peanuts, and rice--even chicken and beef! Now what can you eat if you can't eat wheat, or chicken? No one has a right to be picky about food, when some people cannot eat what is served.
 
Jul. 26, 2011 1:59 pm
Wow, after reading some of these comments I realize just how lucky I am! I love to cook different dishes and my family will try anything once! Usually, I know before we sit down to dinner if it will be a "keeper" or a "once and done" recipe. I grew up with a stay-at-home mom who did all the cooking, even grilling. My husband grew up with a working mom who cooked out of necessity and it shows in her cooking even years later. My husband had never even had seafood until he met me. And Mexican food - forget about it! Italian consisted of canned tomato sauce with a bit of onion, garlic and ground beef over mushy spaghetti noodles. Now, my husband knows better and loves it!
 
Jul. 26, 2011 2:50 pm
Good blog - I don't know how I missed it earlier.... I love to cook new things, try new flavors - hubby is a good sport to a point. After a while he will say something like, "Can't we have an ordinary dinner?" I try out new recipes on him before I will offer them to clients. After a while he just wants Prego!
 
Jul. 26, 2011 2:52 pm
BTW - when I met him 37 years ago he didn't eat vegetables at all - he has come a long way, baby!
 
Jul. 26, 2011 3:18 pm
Maybe I shouldn't mention this in too much detail, but I know someone close who had bowel cancer and now has less than 70% of her 'tubing' so we had to find stuff that she can tolerate. Cutting out chillies, onions, salads and fresh fruit (just to mention a few things) was a tough education, I can tell you! But we found some common ground and the challenge made it fun. Whenever she was not around for food, I would indulge myself with Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, and all that good stuff. And salads and fruit of course. So you can say that I eat a wide variety - I guess that makes me adventurous!
 
BLyn 
Jul. 26, 2011 4:19 pm
I have been blessed with a husband and two year old that are willing to eat anything I cook. And I am super creative and inventive in my dishes!
 
Pocketsizedchaos 
Jul. 26, 2011 4:24 pm
Hrm... poverty and having a child made me a whole lot less adventurous with my food; I used to be picky about where the food came from and whether I'd had it before or not, but not so much now. Fiancee, on the other hand, wouldn't eat half the stuff I made before about... oh, a year or so into dating me. We got in arguments over him insisting he "hated" seafood- we eat fish at least once a week now- and him not letting me use basic ingredients like lemon, lime, and onion powder. Yes, really, onion powder.
 
Jul. 26, 2011 4:36 pm
Barista Lucy...aww. That is really a sweet guy. You two are compatible
 
Jul. 26, 2011 4:38 pm
RLOGANO1: Ya know, those international foods aren't easy to find in a rural county. But, Buffalo, NY is not that far!
 
Jul. 26, 2011 4:40 pm
Anne, I am sure my family just 2-3 generations ago had a very limited range of food. My dad from Ireland made stews and that's it!
 
Jul. 26, 2011 4:41 pm
Carolcooks: That is so nice your dh appreciates what he didn't get growing up! Yes...you are lucky!
 
Jul. 26, 2011 4:44 pm
BN:Thanks!! Well if your husband hasn't melted under your care, no one could! It seems most people I know don't embrace the experience of cooking. Maybe because a sense of necessity pervades instead of a "joy of cooking"
 
Jul. 26, 2011 4:47 pm
Swiss Phil: Well that was a loving way to go about it. Imagine how tough that was-for you too. It sure stretched your cooking approach I bet. Did it change your perspective in general?
 
Jul. 26, 2011 4:48 pm
Bln: I will keep an eye out for your "ideas" on AR.
 
Jul. 26, 2011 4:53 pm
Pocketsizedchaos: Yes I am sure you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Sometimes it is better to cook by oneself and not be scrutinized by each ingredient! Good luck.
 
Janet 
Jul. 26, 2011 5:21 pm
My husband is very good about trying other foods; although he is not a fan of pasta salads or casseroles of any kind. I can handle that; although the family does enjoy some staple meals it is nice once in a while to make new and exciting dishes.
 
Jul. 26, 2011 5:50 pm
My curiosity for food skipped a generation. My Mom turns up her nose at most food. I on the other hand will eat anything that doesn't bite me first. When I was a kid I ran around with a burrito in one hand and sushi in the other. I raised my kids to be like me about food. It makes life a whole lot more fun when you're open to new tastes.
 
Jul. 26, 2011 6:42 pm
Janet, sounds like you've got a lot going for you when it's time to plan a meal.
 
Jul. 26, 2011 6:44 pm
boyle..baby: That's funny. I get a clear picture in my head...burrito, sushi. How did you get sushi growingf up?
 
Abbey 
Jul. 26, 2011 9:33 pm
I'm a very adventurous eater and cook...I'm lucky in the sense that my fiance has a rule. He will at least TRY anything once. If he doesn't like it I can't force him to eat it but he does try everything.
 
cookinmama 
Jul. 26, 2011 10:11 pm
I grew up in a single mother household and most people in that situation aren't very adventurous because of it. I however, will try anything once. I try to make at least 1 new or different recipe a week. My hubby isn't a big fan of some things but he'll still try anything once. For the longest time he said he didn't really care for pasta salad. Just last week I made a big bowl and he was eating it for snacks, lol. I'm pregnant now and both of us have the same opinion: the little man will have to at least taste anything served and if he TRULY doesn't care for it, we won't force it on him.
 
Jul. 27, 2011 8:44 am
Same story here - my husband was not a "out of the box" food guy before we got married. Now he tries anything and everything! cokkinmama you have the right idea! We have done that with our son who is now 2! He eats EVERYTHING! From sushi (we do cooked rolls with him - he loves eel) to Indian to Mexican! A few months ago he was on a raw veggie kick! Wanted peppers & cumbers over meat and pasta!
 
Jul. 27, 2011 9:19 am
I couldn't travel with Andrew Zimmerman, but I could happily follow Anthony Bourdain - OK, I'm talking gastronomically here! I grew up eating same old, same old with a weekly schedule and it was all dull and overcooked. Spaghetti and meatballs was considered exotic and my mother thought she was charting new territory when she added garlic to a roast. As an adult, I have embraced the idea that there is a whole world of wonderful food out there and I want to try as much as I can. And oddly enough the only things I won't eat are childhood dislikes, lima beans and creamed corn from a can.
 
Jul. 27, 2011 10:36 am
My DH thinks the only person who can cook is his mother- then he married me, who loves to cook and try new things. His mother IS a good cook, but she doesn't branch out- only cooks what she cooks- pastas, salads and desserts. All of which are fine. She loves to entertain. My husband isn't picky, so he's now eating things that he DIDN'T grow up with as well as familiar things, and sees that I can ALSO cook well (mostly!). MIL is Italian, she can keep the sauce...lol
 
Jul. 27, 2011 10:38 am
As for my kids- I have one very picky one who won't touch veggies with a 10 foot pole- very few things have been eaten well by her! - and one who will eat mostly anything, but prefers veggies! I'm still working on the picky one...
 
Jul. 27, 2011 2:34 pm
Abbey, That is great you are in agreement. Forgive me if I sound opinionated, but I really think not encouraging snacking and actually letting kids eat know what being hungry means is not bad for them.
 
Jul. 27, 2011 2:35 pm
Heather, that is great your kid does not squirm at the site of vegetables and "different" types of food.
 
Jul. 27, 2011 2:37 pm
Bigshots Mom: Hey, we are kindred spirits! You could write my profile! My poor husband does not always enjoy the adventure...heehee
 
Jul. 27, 2011 2:38 pm
Wow Crunchy, after reading some of the restrictions that others on AR have to work with, I'm happy for you! Doesn't it make cooking more fun? I am pretty fortunate too.
 
BOISE 
Jul. 27, 2011 2:54 pm
If it looks like food or maybe food I will make it into dinner :) including flowers from my garden and fresh herbs from by boxes----I have professional foodie experience --recipe development and writing ---only problem I make something and then have no idea of amounts ---I don't believe in failures only things that need tweaking --hus didn't like mushrooms (I think of them as a food group along with all veggies and seafood) grilled mushrooms stuffed with crab and multi peppers and kale yummmm
 
Jul. 27, 2011 4:56 pm
The man of my household does not eat carbs. Period. Sugar? Never. Fruit? Forget it. Grains? Nope. Milk products? Only cheese. Even the slightest amount of a thickening agent? Negative Ghostrider. Seriously. I am stuck with finding creative ways to prepare food using only vegetables, meats, cheeses and sauces(not containing any of the above). Sometimes I sneak in a bit of corstarch or flour and pretend it's a reduction :) Other times if I can manage it, I'll do an extra side dish which he can abstain from. Not much fun for a creative cook!
 
Jul. 27, 2011 9:03 pm
BOISE - just be carefull with some of those flowers. I read a book series & in one of them a character had gotten a beautiful pot of devil's trumpet flowers - sweet smelling, pretty, and as toxic as arsenic to both animals & humans. I try some new things but my DH is very picky - no chili, tomatoes, spaghetti, canned vegetables, or herbs & rarely chicken. He does like most of the hamburger helpers, chicken & rice, japanese curry, and most meats. Add in me (I don't like regular ham, pollock fish, or most pork dishes) & our son (who wants chicken ALL the time) & it makes for a short list of meals I can prepare.One thing that hampers my cooking is high altitude - Utah is at 4700+ feet above sea level & I'm originally from Iowa which is 485 feet. We do like chinese, some japanese, some thai, tried korean, I LOVE italian (Olive Garden was my bday dinner growing up), and we all like some seafood (lobster is OK, but bland). The only food allergies are my son & I with apple cider & juice, but we just add a little water & it's fine so no worries there.
 
Jul. 28, 2011 10:10 am
Im not a picky eater but wasnt exposed to different foods as a kid. At 14 I begged my mom to make enchiladas took us all day and a recipe lol DH eats and will try anything! Younger kids same way our 15 yr old has won 2 "Fear Factor" type contests because she isnt afraid to eat lol Only thing DH wont toouch is squash anything else goes! Older kids... well Daughter wont eat tuna, eggs or milk and son no tomatoes!
 
Jul. 28, 2011 1:18 pm
My husband is picky and moody about food. He also does not like new or any type of foreign cusine. He will not anything thinks could be "health food". It is so much of an issue, that over half the time, I make supper for me and he either cooks a steak or Ramen noodles for himself, or goes out for fast food. He frequently tells me, "That's the way I was raised." I have told him that I was raised to eat what the cook made and thank her for making it!
 
Jul. 28, 2011 1:21 pm
Oh! I did trick him once when I made vegeterain chilli. I told him it was soup and made him a sandwich with it! He asked me where the meat was and I told him it was in the sandwich. LOL! He said that he liked the "soup" although he thought it needed meat.
 
Jul. 29, 2011 1:57 pm
I wish Stephanie liked hemlock. It's like, super duper cheap.
 
Jul. 29, 2011 2:33 pm
Thank goodness, my hubs will try anything... if he doesn't like it he just drowns it with Heinz 57! lol
 
Jul. 29, 2011 3:37 pm
Stang98: Well that is tough. Just keep cooking healthfully for yourself! Ya never know....
 
Jul. 29, 2011 3:37 pm
Shannon, He makes it easy for you! lucky gal. So many bend over backwards.
 
cookinmama 
Jul. 29, 2011 9:05 pm
Oh, in addition to my earlier comment...hubby freaks when there is no meat included with dinner! My latest trick is to use ground turkey or turkey italian sausage in place of ground beef or pork italian sausage :D I figure with as much as he eats, a few calories and grams of saturated fat saved is definitely a good thing. He is a huge veggie fan though and we have very similar love of ethnic foods. I introduced him to Thai food, he got me to start using chopsticks.
 
Jul. 30, 2011 10:46 am
My husband and I both grew up on a farm where the meals consisted of meat, potato and vegetables. My mother was a bit more adventurous than my husband's but not much. It made me an "adventure eater" as he calls me. When I found out there were OTHER foods out there I wanted to try everything. His response is always, "Can't we just have steak, mashed potatoes and gravy?" I remind him that we do on a fairly regular basis but I was determined my own children would eat or at least try everything put before them. Thus, they are not picky eaters. HOWEVER, their spouses all tend to be a bit fussy. I have a 40-year-old DIL that had never even tried asparagus. Once I talked her into tasting it she loved it and eats it all the time now. My point is that we are products of our upbringing. It either makes us only want those kinds of things (usually those types are eating to survive) or find new things exciting (usually those types are surviving to eat). I love to cook and even the picky ones can usually find something on my table they will eat - but it doesn't mean I like it. I have a 13-year-old granddaughter that will only eat 1) weiners 2) boxed mac & cheese or 3) a combination of the two. Makes me CRAZY!!!!!
 
fourokies 
Jul. 30, 2011 3:11 pm
My husband dinners were either fried or boiled to mush. Luckily for me, my husband and kids will try ANYTHING new! My kids will fight over the last brussell sprout and my son will even eat liver and onions. We are all very adventurous. It makes my life very easy when it comes to cooking!
 
fourokies 
Jul. 30, 2011 3:12 pm
I should have said "Growing up my husband's dinners were fried or boiled to mush." LOL!
 
Nene22 
Jul. 31, 2011 3:56 am
I grew up with basic cooking(meat, potatoes and veggies-my grandmother's spaghetti sauce was diced tomatoes and onions)but am always open to trying new things. I love Thai, Indian and Mexican food. When I find something I really like I always try to get the recipe. I have collected many great recipes in my 70 years. When my children were little I always made them eat about a tablespoon of every food I made. Anyone can get a tablespoon down. The result? They both eat everything and are great adventurous cooks. They can take a recipe and tweek it to make it their own. My oldest recently became a vegan and has even convinced her husband to become one because of all the wonderful recipes she makes. My youngest can make any food that she has in a restaurant (and usually hers tastes better). It is a good thing that both my sons-in-law are runners or they each would weigh 300 pounds.
 
Jul. 31, 2011 11:44 am
Nene22: That is great. My approach: This is what's for dinner. If they're hungry-they''ll eat!
 
Aug. 24, 2012 3:30 pm
Hi Maureen, don't know if you'll find this but don't know how else to post to you. Just read your comment in a review of lasagna where you asked how they cook it at the beach. I bet they mean at their beach house. Not like right on the beach. I say the same thing when I'm talking about the lake house we have.
 
Jun. 5, 2013 7:31 pm
Hi Indianna Peggy. Thanks so much for commenting. Funny because I am camping on the beach next week!
 
 
 
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