Monday, October 11, 2010

My food quandry

I have really loved having my husband home. Although having him gone for a year, then having 45 days off was a little too big of a switch, it has mostly been really good. I was worried about the reintegration of him and us, but it has been much smoother than I thought it would be.

But let me tell you what has been the hardest.

Making dinner.

When you have two small kids to cook for, macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, quesedillia's, and pretty much anything having to do with cheese is a good go-to. It wasn't like that every night, and we did eat lots of vegetables. But now that my husband is home, those things don't work anymore. Well, just not as much. We go through more food. My husband has changed his diet since he left, and won't eat certain foods anymore. Sigh. Which is frustrating, because I LOVE baked potatoes. LOVE. And he doesn't eat them much these days. He also doesn't eat much that has sugar in it. And doesn't eat a lot of bread. And no pasta.

That pretty much minimizes my options.

Sometimes I say 'screw it' and make what I want to make and he will just deal with it. Most of the time, I do my best to make things that all of us can eat. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. We've had a lot of salads. Lots of fish, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, broccoli, and recently, we tried brussel sprouts again.

I'm working on it. I try to keep things that we all like stocked up. Tonight I made chicken vegetable soup. And I'm sure he didn't eat most of the potatoes in his bowl. But that is fine with me.

For the first time, I just might have to start planning my meals a week at a time. I'll let you know how it goes. (and if you have some good idea's, please leave me a comment. i need help!)


  1. What do you put on baked sweet potatos? Why won't he eat potatos? Is there any particular diet he's following?

  2. lynmarie, we just put butter on our baked sweet potatoes. you don't really need anything else. and he won't eat anything super starchy, like potatoes. while he was deployed, he cut out almost 100% of all sugar in his diet, and limited his carbs to whole wheat rolls. he lost 30 lbs that way. he is trying to stick to that diet. mostly veggies and fruits and protien, with small amounts of sugar and carbs.