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Cooking nightmare!!

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olijdc Mon 20-Jun-16 08:40:46

I'm really struggling to cook meals each night for my family. DP is the fussiest eater you could ever meet! His diet is literally just pasta, rice, potato wedges, pizza and meat. DS is 11 months and I'd love to be able to cook one healthy meal that all of us could eat but it just won't happen.. Instead I'm having to cook 2 sometimes 3 different meals to suit all of us and it's so time consuming and costing a fortune!! I'll also add that I used to cook DS his own meals I'd make them in batches and freeze them but even then I was doing that 3/4 times a week on top of mine and DP meals!! There's been times where I've resorted to feeding pouches and just chucking something in the oven for me and DP to save time but then I feel like the worst mother in the world. Any recipes I search on the internet would be perfect for me and DS but DP just turns his nose up at them.

I really am stuck in a rut, does anyone else have this problem?!

TheOptimisticPessimist Mon 20-Jun-16 10:17:41

Not a problem I have but I know people that have been through similar. The answer? Stop cooking extra meals for your DP. It's really that simple.

It's absolutely ridiculous that you're cooking so much to try and meet everyone's needs. Prepare something nutritious for you and DS. Tell DP what the meal will be in the morning/night before/week before (depending on how organised you are) and then he has the option of saying 'yes I'll try that' or 'no, I'll pick up something else'. He can put his own pizza and wedges in the oven if he doesn't want what you've made, but expecting you to run around spending all evening cooking multiple meals every night is ludicrous.

Sometimes there may be meals that can be tweaked to fit all of you (like a pasta or rice dish) so you can all have similar, without too much additional effort, but for the most part your DP needs to either start widening his tastes, or start pulling his weight and cooking his own meals. You and DS shouldn't be going without healthy, varied, homemade meals because your DP won't try them. It isn't at all fair at all

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