-dh gets home at 7 or 7:30 every night, so we rarely eat together as a family. Right now I am making two dinners every night, but I would like to change this. I would like to make one meal, and reheat dh's portion later.
-right now, the kids are on a very limited rotation of dinners; scrambled eggs, chicken nuggets, pizza, French toast, spaghetti and meatballs. My ds basically refuses to try anything new. Dd might.
-I am afraid that if I make one meal for the whole family, the kids won't eat it. Then what? Dd could have a peanut butter sandwich? Ds could have a bowl of cereal? Also, ds has a very limited range of fruits and veggies that he will eat. Do I continue to offer him something like steamed broccoli every night (which he will eat), or do I just insist he try what is offered for the rest of the family?
Here are some things I would like to put into our meal plan:
-spaghetti and meatballs, salad (kids won't eat salad)
-pasta with garlic, broccoli, and turkey sausage (kids might eat plain pasta and broccoli)
-chicken curry (kids will never eat this)
-roast chicken with rice and veggies
-scrambled eggs and home fries, fruit salad
-turkey burgers...I would like to serve sweet potato fries, but no one will eat them
-fish (kids won't eat this)
-pancakes and turkey sausage (dh won't eat this for dinner)
-lasagna (ds won't eat), cooked spinach (kids won't eat)
-chicken stir fry with rice
-chicken/veggie fried rice
There are many many things I would like to eat, but no one else will eat--rice and beans, soup, veggie frittata, chicken stew or pot pie, meatloaf. Do I try to sneak these in once in a while or just give up?
Thanks for any ideas or suggestions! It has actually been very helpful just to type this all out and clarify a few things for myself.