The food fanatic and her fussy eater: What to cook for Dinner ??

I love food. I will try most things that don’t make eye contact with me. I like sweet, savoury, sour and spicy. You name it and I will probably give it ago at least once; excusing things like live octopus and coleslaw (because coleslaw looks like a preschooler’s surprise sick). My fussy eater however won’t touch it if it’s green, comes from the ground, grows on a tree or is mildly spicy or too adventurous.

No my fussy eater isn’t a child. He is my wonderful, and handsome, husband. He likes meat, chips, potato products that aren’t … and I quote… “too potato-y”, sweetcorn, onion (but not big pieces), bread and crisps. As well as most puddings that don’t contain lumps of fruit; but he will eat the odd banana.

There’s a lot of last minuet adding of fruit and veg to my dinner before serving. Since we got married I’ve got him eating pasta, slightly spicy curry and soy sauce (give me a medal). So you can see my challenge; how do we eat exciting food within those parameters?? He would tell me that’s a simple question; “steak, chips and onion rings baby”.

Now I’m not the most confident cook but I’m willing to give it a go. I’ve grown in competence and confidence so I’m looking to be more adventurous. To cook more exciting and yummy food; that suits both are culinary needs! That’s the quest anyway! My hope it’s not an impossible challenge. I’m gathering up recipes, adapting and changing them to suit us both. So if you have any yummy (and simple) recipes throw them my way! I’ll need all the help I can get.

I think my next experiment is beer can chicken from an amazing cook book I bought on Friday (Wish me luck!).

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