Originally Posted by Periwinkle
* Working on finding a new breakfast routine - I am NOT someone who can make a new breakfast from scratch every morning, I really need to eat the same thing or nearly so every morning and nothing I need to think about either, and it's hard to do this sugar/grain free. I still eat South Beach Diet bars for breakfast sometimes if I don't have time to make breakfast and I want to stop ALL aritificial sweeteners and supplements.
Do you do eggs? I have a batch of egg custards (w/fruit and honey) in the oven right now for DH's breakfasts the rest of the week. Sometimes I do egg muffins instead (w/meat and veggies).
Sometimes, when I'm sick of eggs, I'll go to the sausage shop and pick up bulk sausage, portion it into 2 oz patties, fry up several pounds worth, and eat 2 patties for breakfast each morning.
Originally Posted by barose
Question for all: how does your DH/SO eat? Does he/she eat the same meals you do, or is it a divided household when it comes to food?
Afraid I don't really have any BTDT advice for this, since my DH will eat whatever I put in front of him and be happy for it. Since he doesn't cook, that's a good thing.
I would probably try to build a repertoire of meals that you can both eat... along the lines of mix and match meals. Like a steak or piece of chicken for you, and a veggie dish you can both eat. Is he still eating mostly raw, or can he handle cooked veggies/grains? I'd probably prep as much as possible on the weekends to make his dinners easier, and if he's eating grains, I'd cook him a grain once a week that I don't like and just reheat a bit each night for him.
I would also probably start having "cooking lessons nights", which is something I used to do with my DH. He would pick a meal he wanted to make, I'd make sure we had the ingredients and then teach him how to make it. Mostly this consisted of me sitting at my computer and him sticking his head in the door when he had questions (he's better than he gives himself credit for). If he CAN cook, but just chooses not to, then I'd ask him to pick a night each week when he's going to take on the responsibility of feeding the both of you. That'll probably mean you're eating fish that night, but that doesn't sound like a problem for you. But there's no reason you should have to do all the work. Personally I do all the work now because I'm SAH, but when I was commuting to the N Bay for work, DH took on the responsibility of cooking every night (I'd call when I hit the bridge, giving him 20-30 minutes warning).
I also often pack DH's lunch for the next day at the same time I'm serving up dinner (assuming he's eating leftovers). That way I make sure we don't finish everything off for dinner (sometimes there's just enough for 3 meals, sometimes there's way more than necessary). If he's not eating leftovers, then I will usually make a dish of something on the weekend to feed him all week (chicken salad, casserole, whatever).