Originally Posted by DecemberSun
I have to go search foodnetwork.com for some easy recipes for Christmas Eve dinner. I'm cooking for DH's family, and they are super picky and don't like anything tasteful or interesting. When I met DH he didn't eat anything good, it's surprising he survived as long as he did.
What fun, what fun!
Yick! Mike likes to eat interesting things and so does his mother, but FIL when I met him (and apparently for more than 20 years before that) had been eating the same three or four things every single day. A few years ago when BeanBean was tiny (or maybe while I was pregnant with him) he picked something up from many many conversations that I'd had with MIL and Mike about infant and child nutrition; he decided that he would try to stop drinking milk for a while. He did, and within a week his life had changed... he was able to eat salad and vegetables and all sorts of things that he hadn't even tried before. Now he takes lactaid pills when he's going to be eating dairy, and his diet is much, much more varied than it was.
I asked Mike where he got the idea to stop drinking milk for a while, and he said that it had probably come from me; it just goes to show you that even when you think someone isn't listening or paying attention, the things that you do/say can change their lives.
Mike's mom loves food network and interesting food experiments. A lot of the time, Mike and the kids and I get to be guinea pigs, because she's interested in things which FIL and SIL can't eat.
We get to be guinea pigs for all kinds of fun food experiments, and MIL actually keeps a few 3-ringed binders full of recipes that she's printed out from FoodNetwork.com.
Anything that works stays in! It's great fun. This year's experiment was sugar free cranberry sauce (she also made regular). It was a huge hit with all of the diabetics at the family's Thanksgiving gathering, so she made it again for xmas. She and Mike polished off the leftovers at home.
The kids and I ate the rest of the regular stuff.
BeanBean just showed up here with some graham crackers. He gave one to BooBah and tried to give me one, but I said no thanks. "But I brought us all a snack," he said. He wanted one, so apparently I should want one, too. He's such a love. I also love that he brought one for his sister without either of us asking; she happily munching right now.
It makes me feel all warm and squishy every time he thinks of her, even though he does it all the time it still feels special every time.
This has to be one of my favorite things about having more than one child-- the relationship that the two of them have is so adorable! And BeanBean is very excited about having a new sister coming.
BooBah just talks to my belly and understands that the new sister is "baby" and she is "big gurl."
Super cute! I can hardly wait to see how they interact with her!