Originally Posted by captain crunchy
See, I don't understand this logic. I completely understand your reasonable boundary of not wanting to cook a whole other dinner, I get that. Why can't your daughter have something that she thinks tasts "yummy delish" just because she wasn't down with gravy? Why does it have to be "bland" but nutritional? That makes it almost like a punishment. I wonder if you can't come to an agreeable solution. Things she can get herself out of the fridge, single serve yogurts, cheese cubes, veggies and dip (whatever is easy and nutritious AND not *bland*) where you don't have to cook something else.
LOL She can't open the fridge by herself. Hell I have difficulties opening the fridge!
Anyway, I dont want to encourage her snubbing food that is offered to her. I want to teach her to be POLITE in company. Like if we go to a relitives to eat, she gets offered food. I'm trying to teach her NOT to be a food snob. KWIM?
Remember that huge thread in TAO about food and Classism? Yeah, trying to instill in my DD that you at least *try* something that's offered, no matter what.
ETA: She's always liked gravy. She's never had an issue with Salsbury steak, Stews, or any other gravy containing meal. She has always been down with it. it was that one night last night that she didn't want what was offered and decided to be a snob about it.
There are certain things that I physically cannot eat without getting ill. Boxed meals for one. But if I get offered a boxed meal at someone's house, I'll take a token few bites so I dont offend and encourage my DD to do so as well.