There must be many of us here who for medical or other reasons in the family can't just make a simple meal, put it on the table and have everyone in the family eat it. Can we vent a little about that?
In my case, my DH has developed a mild lactose intolerance (a little goat cheese OK, but no more regular pizza - that was his favorite food), so cheese, cream, milk, etc. are out in group meals. DD1 eats no meat except occasional salmon/seafood. DD2 eats a variety of things, including meat, but all unsauced and separate, and few cooked vegetables (she will eat a variety of raw vegetables), no strong spices. This has been DD2's M.O. since she was a baby, and she has a very strong sense of smell, so I think it's more than "pickiness" and I do accommodate it.
My aim is to make a meal that at least 3 of us will eat and something on the side for the 4th person. Everyone eats pasta and rice & beans, so we have that every week. Otherwise, I have learned to (and happily - for the most part) cook "modular" meals and leave some stuff out of the sauce, or keep meat and cheese on the side, make a quick sandwich for one person (or have them make it), etc., but it gets tiring sometimes constantly trying to get enough breakfast, lunch and dinner options on the table *and* still keeping everyone mostly happy *and* sticking to a budget. And I realize this is mild compared to the food limitations I have seen described here! So, I thought it might be nice to just VENT a little about this issue and maybe share some tips. Anyone?