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Am I fussy? Food related

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Joolsy Tue 12-Jul-16 18:36:35

Tomorrow is my birthday and OH and I agreed we'd get some ready meals that we could just shove in the oven, put on the table and everyone could just help themselves to. He mentioned a Chinese dish he wanted, then DD said "Oh, I didn't want Chinese, I wanted lasagne". I said it was best if we all had Chinese so we could all have a bit of each. OH said, well we can still do that, we don't all need to have the same type of food and called me fussy for not wanting lasagne/sweet & sour/pizza etc on the same plate! I think when you're all sharing food, it should all be similar or it just doesn't go together! AIBU?

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Tue 12-Jul-16 18:38:40

I like a bit of a mix, it'll be like going to Red Hot World Buffet grin

sooperdooper Tue 12-Jul-16 18:38:54

Not fussy whatsoever if you're having ready meals for a birthday treat! Why not make something nice?

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Tue 12-Jul-16 18:42:23

Nowt wrong with a ready meal - who wants to cook on their birthday?

pictish Tue 12-Jul-16 18:42:43

Was that necessary sooper?

I'd just let everyone get whatever they want. You and dh can get a variety of chinese between you.

EdmundCleverClogs Tue 12-Jul-16 18:45:27

sooperdooper, did you mean to be such a snob?

I don't mind a mix of food, but I tend to have things of a similar 'taste'. However, it's your birthday, what you say goes!

SpiritedLondon Tue 12-Jul-16 18:46:19

It's your birthday, your rules! I wouldn't want a random mix personally ( so no YANBU)

isseywithcats Tue 12-Jul-16 18:47:18

you could get an individual lasagne for your daughter and the chinese for you as its your birthday should be your pick

SpiritedLondon Tue 12-Jul-16 18:48:07

If you're in London you could get Deliverance ( to deliver)....they do a wide range of foods!

Crunchymum Tue 12-Jul-16 18:48:07

I get what you mean OP and I'd not fancy a mixture of cuisines on the same plate. I'd start with a slice of pizza and lasagne however technically belong in the same family???

Its your birthday so your choice!!!

Joolsy Tue 12-Jul-16 18:48:24

Yes, we're having ready meals as I cook every day and want a break! We v rarely have them but the ones I've had in the past have mostly been perfectly acceptable. DD thinks Christmas has come early....!

TheUnsullied Tue 12-Jul-16 18:48:45

I wouldn't say it was fussy as you're not saying you don't eat those foods, just that you don't want to today. A bit diva maybe, but it is your birthday grin

DelphiniumBlue Tue 12-Jul-16 18:49:28

Its your birthday, you get to choose!

Allalonenow Tue 12-Jul-16 18:50:53

Tell DD that as it's your birthday you have chosen to have Chinese, and when it's her birthday she can choose lasagne.

SestraClone Tue 12-Jul-16 18:52:17

Why do you all have to share? Can you all not just pick your own meal?

I'd rather go hungry than eat a ready meal though, never tasted a nice one yet.

Lilaclily Tue 12-Jul-16 18:52:37

A buffet is just that surely, a mix of food
I usually get tummy ache after a buffet because the mixture of olives, coleslaw , chicken drumsticks, sausage rolls, mini pizzas, spring rolls, crisps etc etc then sweet stuff is all churning around together grin

Queenbean Tue 12-Jul-16 18:53:15

Your birthday = your choice

Chinese ready meals are much tastier than lasagne though, somehow they always taste purely of garlic!

LifeIsGoodish Tue 12-Jul-16 18:54:13

What earth's wrong with sooper's response? confused I agree, if it's your birthday treat, you get to choose. If you feel having all 'matching' is nicer, then go ahead.

OTOH, I don't think everything needs to match in a mix-n-match meal, especially if not everyone likes that particular cuisine. One of my dc doesn't care for curries, so when we're having a supermarket takeaway we'll usually get a few Chinese dishes for her - but anyone can have some along with their Indian dishes, and she'll usually have some naan with her bean sprouts.

Joolsy Tue 12-Jul-16 18:54:19

I just like putting it all in the middle of the table and everyone helping themselves. I've already got some Chinese starters, just need the main courses.....

anyoldname76 Tue 12-Jul-16 18:54:52

i like my food to go together as well, we do have the occasional snack night which consists of crispy duck, ribs, tempura prawns, chicken skewers, mozzarella sticks and onions rings though (all from iceland) and a bit of cucumber and spring onion.

Joolsy Tue 12-Jul-16 19:06:17

anyold - now you're talking!

MrsHathaway Tue 12-Jul-16 19:06:55

He is wrong. You are right.

Have a lovely birthday. cake?

LifeIsGoodish Tue 12-Jul-16 19:58:24

But jools, that doesn't 'go' any better than Chinese with lasagna!

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Tue 12-Jul-16 20:03:40

The whole point of ready meals for me is that everyone gets what they want, that's the treat, same as going out for pub meal where one person might have lasagne, one curry, one noodles etc.

Trills Tue 12-Jul-16 20:12:12

YANBU to think that the point of things like Chinese is to have a bit of everything.

If one person has lasagne instead, you have fewer nice things to choose from.

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