I have a really limited repertoire of dinners my DH will eat. He likes things that can be made into a sandwich with cheese. Right now we only have about five dinners he genuinely enjoys, and two of them are a stretch to call dinner:
- pesto portobello 'burgers' (on bun with cheese), oven fries
- eggplant parmesan (on bun with cheese), oven fries or chips
- spinach pie with Greek yogurt, bread
- omelettes (on bread with cheese)
- grilled cheese, chips
He's not big on most beans or lentils. Doesn't like pasta. He'll choke down minestrone, fried rice (he picks out the broccoli), and certain sauteed veggie dishes (butternut squash with Greek yogurt on tortilla, sugar snaps with garlic/ginger/sesame and rice) but they aren't his faves and if they show up too often he'll find an excuse not to eat dinner at all. Won't touch green salad or any raw veggies generally except an occasional cherry tomato. He loves pizza but I really prefer to keep that as an occasional treat, for nights when I can't handle cooking. He loves avocados and slices them onto whatever else he is eating pretty indiscriminately.
The kids are much better eaters than DH and right now I usually make two dinners: I feed the kids a healthy, balanced meal with protein and veggies around 6, and DH and I eat a DH-approved meal around 8 (he gets home late). As they get older I'd prefer to merge the dinners but I really do not want the kids eating nothing but bread and cheese. They already eat way too much of that since whenever DH has to feed them a meal (weekday breakfast, occ weekend meal) he tends to default to bread and cheese in one form or another. So I'd like to increase my repertoire of things that DH will eat, that are acceptably healthy, and that are easy enough for me to prepare after work with a 1- and 3-y/o running around. I know I'm asking a lot!
Would really appreciate any simple, fast, reasonably healthy recipes that would appeal to a bread and cheese fanatic. TIA!