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AIBU to put 2 small pieces of beetroot on his plate?

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Sapeke1 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:13:30

Week in week out I cook. Seven days a week with a roast on Sunday the same boring food with the same boring vegetables (peas, carrots) that my family will eat but TODAY I cut a BEETROOT into chunks and steamed it put most of it on my plate but I gave the everyone else 2 small pieces to try. My husband reacted like it was a sheep's eyeball or something, shouting "WHY HAVE YOU PUT BEETROOT ON MY PLATE?" and scooped it into the compost caddy thus undermining any attempts to encourage the kids to try this exotic new vegetable. Should I just stop cooking or what?

honeysucklejasmine Sun 26-Jun-16 20:16:02

I would.

Marmite27 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:18:21

You are being unreasonable to steam it. Roast it next time it's gorgeous!

I'd stop cooking for a reaction like that - but I'm the fussy one in this house, DH would eat anything, say thank you and ask if there's any seconds going.

fuckincuntbuggerinarse Sun 26-Jun-16 20:19:39

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Chickpeachick0 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:20:50

Yes . I loathe beetroot whatever it comes .

RosieandJim89 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:23:07

I don't like beetroot so wouldn't be pleased but in the interest of trying to get kids to try new foods I would have been more discreet about my dislike of the food.

Lucked Sun 26-Jun-16 20:23:19

Stopping is an option and valid as you should be cooked for some of the time, I wouldn't stop cooking completely but would cook things that i want to eat as regularly as others get their favourites

RhiWrites Sun 26-Jun-16 20:24:34

LTB. Or stop cooking for him. One of those.

Icecappedpinetrees Sun 26-Jun-16 20:24:41

I thought this was going to be a 'cutted up pear' toddler story. But from your DH? Tomorrow aubergine, next day butternut squash, next day asparagus etc etc etc. Oh the vegetable horror!!!!

BillSykesDog Sun 26-Jun-16 20:25:05

I hate beetroot. I would have tried something less controversial like parsnips and swede or asparagus or brocolli for a first try.

Beetroot is very polarising.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Sun 26-Jun-16 20:25:51

I have the same argument with DH. DS is incredibly fussy and at least twice a week I try to either cook something different, tweak something accepted or add a new ingredient to the plate. Of course I don't expect DH to like everything, but the point is that DS tries it. DH then making a song and dance about it defeats the whole purpose, is rude and actually really fucking irritating...

WTAFisgoingon Sun 26-Jun-16 20:25:56

YANBU. My DC love beetroot salad.

Pearlman Sun 26-Jun-16 20:26:51

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exLtEveDallas Sun 26-Jun-16 20:30:10

I detest beetroot - I gag at the smell of it. The taste invades anything it touches - and yes, I can not only taste it in your chocolate beetroot cake, I can bloody smell it on the way to my mouth.

DH knows this.

If he put beetroot on my plate I'd have the same reaction as your DH, and it would ruin the rest of the meal (that I then probably wouldn't be able to eat).

If you knew he didn't like it YABVU. If he's never tried it before the sensible thing would have been to offer it on a side plate and get him to try a bit.

Sapeke1 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:44:39

Beetroot is very polarising** l love mumsnet!

starry0ne Sun 26-Jun-16 20:48:16

Did you put beetroot on a roast dinner? if so I would look the same despite loving beetroot on a salad

exWifebeginsat40 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:51:51

beetroot is a gateway vegetable. you'll be putting jerusalem artichokes in the cottage pie before long.

mark my words.

Smoothyloopy Sun 26-Jun-16 21:00:41

Love beetroot with a roast. Roast it with sweet potatoe. Even better next day in bubble & squeak.

Oblomov16 Sun 26-Jun-16 21:02:28

I adore beetroot, but it's a very odd choice to go with a roast.

LBOCS2 Sun 26-Jun-16 21:02:56

Roast it with honey and thyme. It's much nicer smile

Also, tell your DH that as you obviously try and poison him when you cook roast dinners, they're his job from now on.

BluePitchFork Sun 26-Jun-16 21:03:26

I love beetroot.
just cooked and cubed.
oe slightly pickled.
yanbu

Tworingsandamicrowave Sun 26-Jun-16 21:08:03

YABVVVU. Beetroot is the DOF (Devil's Own Food 😆) along with celery and custard!

exWifebeginsat40 Sun 26-Jun-16 21:18:13

celery is the devil's cock. and olives are his balls. you're welcome.

WreckingBallsInsideMyHead Sun 26-Jun-16 21:18:27

Unless you knew DH was a beetroot-phobe then ywnbu

He's an adult, he doesn't have to eat it. But as a parent, he should be more discreet. It's a great new healthy food for the kids to try, they don't need their dad making them hate it before they try!

Birdsgottafly Sun 26-Jun-16 21:23:50

I hate Beetroot, so I 'hide' it in spicy soups.

However, there's no food that you have to eat, rationing has ended and we have freezers.

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