Fast forward through countless meals that no one likes and we get to today. I had a meal all planned out. Chicken with a new rub recipe, au gratin potatoes, and green beans. Simple, right? Well, I misplaced the rub recipe (not like it matter because no one would have liked it), so I had to find something, fast, that I could do with the chicken. I found a recipe for spicy citrus chicken. I had all the ingredients and it went well with my already planned out sides. Surprise, surprise, no one liked it. Husband didn't like the citrus and the kids didn't like the spicy. I thought it was good. It was chicken with a little kick. Not only did no one like the chicken, but only Monster and I ate the potatoes. I'm not kidding when I say one would think I stuck toxic sludge on Sunshine's plate and not cheesy potatoes. I put one tiny piece of a potato on her plate and she made gaggind noises while eating it. Husband has never been a fan of au gratin potatoes, but he'll eat them. Only thing everyone ate were the green beans. I didn't get any of those, though because it was all everyone else would eat.
Cooking dinner should not be cruel and unusual punishment. I understand that cooking for kids can be difficult, but it's not just my kids who are picky in this house! This is why we eat the same three meals all the frickin' time. This is why I hate cooking dinner. Every night around 5:00, I have a deep sense of dread because i know that either a) I'm cooking the same shit I always cook, or b) no one is going to eat what I'm making. This is why I lose it with Sunshine when she asks what we're having for dinner. Who cares? No one is going to eat it! I envy the moms out there who can serve their families cereal for dinner when they don't feel like cooking. No one in my family eats cereal. That's right. No one eats it which means I cook a hot breakfast for my kids almost every morning (sometimes the littlest one and biggest one will eat granola).
So I hate to cook. BUT....my new endevour with baking leaves room to spill over to cooking, which I'm pretty excited about. I can cook things that I'd love to try and others will actually appreciate it. My family will eat the same three meals, but at least I'll be able to cook more than the same, tired meals night after night. And if you happen to be someone brave enough to come over to our house for dinner, don't be surprised when I say it's a new recipe. My hope is that someone will eat what I cook!