What did you eat last night for dinner?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Fabienne, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. topcatny

    topcatny Senior member

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    kids are funny like that aren't they? Our daughter will not take her bottle or her food unless it is warmed up properly, too cold and she refuses to take it, she wants it as hot as a baby can possibly take it. She actually clenches her lips and won't let us feed her. We had to show the daycare how hot to make it, they didn't believe us that she actually wanted it that hot. I can see that continuing in a way. Sometimes I worry we are creating a problem in the future by giving in to her pickiness
     
  2. globetrotter

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    there are very few things that I give in to with my son, but I don't force him to eat anything he doesn't want (except for once, and I am not doing that again [​IMG] ) but we won't let him play with anything until he has eaten his quota of protien for the say. my feeling is, if he eats enough over the course of the week, he should be fine. and if he is really hungry and doesn't want to eat, he will usually make it up in milk.
     
  3. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    That is something we have struggled with. We finally came to the conclusion that a baby is not consciously manipulative, and left the reasoning for a later time, when we felt he could understand the why, the choices, the consequences. Now, we find gentle ways to have him cooperate. We seldom have discipline problems any longer, but it wasn't always so.

    As for food, we never force him. We give him a few choices, and if he doesn't want to eat, we assume he's just not hungry.
     
  4. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Senior member

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    Damn, when are we all invited for dinner, nice eats.
    Well, if that was for my post, I should mention the dinner was at one of favorite BYO's in Northern Chester county, outside of Philadelphia, about 15 mins from us. We're decent cooks, but we've never made two different appetizers and two different main courses for just us. Now to answer your question, Chris, anytime is fine - just bring some Grensons. Â [​IMG] Â [​IMG] Â and your sticks.
    Everyone wants Grensons for dinner, I wonder, maybe......I could tour the country, eat great places, see great people, and have a lot of fun, just have to have one big damn suitcase....it would be like a travling trunk show for dinner and a movie....what a book I could write. Saturday night, I am actually going to grill some Bourbon Salmon from Publix, incredible stuff, have grilled portabella, some steamed squash, and a fine bottle of Sauvignon. MMMMM good.
     
  5. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    There is an evolutionary argument for children becoming fussy eaters around 2-3 years. The idea is that it's an instinctual reaction to prevent the body from food poisoning, so the child sticks with what they know to be safe.
     
  6. globetrotter

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    I've heard that, although the counter argument is I wonder how many parents kill their kids during this stage [​IMG] it mankes sense - I've heard that that is the reason for morning sickness, too.
     
  7. PHV

    PHV Senior member

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    (chorse123 @ Feb. 18 2005,13:17) There is an evolutionary argument for children becoming fussy eaters around 2-3 years. The idea is that it's an instinctual reaction to prevent the body from food poisoning, so the child sticks with what they know to be safe.
    I've heard that, although the counter argument is I wonder how many parents kill their kids during this stage [​IMG] it mankes sense - I've heard that that is the reason for morning sickness, too.
    My brother is the pickiest eater on the planet. To this day he is perfectly content eating some good bread with water, no joke. Plain pasta, and he is in heaven. We were shocked to death when he once ate shrimp on British Airways. He is now 13 and has probably one of the blandest palates ever, and that is not for lack of trying. There is a ton of variety in our household and we love eating out at great restaurants. Most of the time he'll just stick to something very simple, or get a dish and pick at it and not eat.
     
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    And I hear he's eligible for parole next month. [​IMG]
     
  9. PHV

    PHV Senior member

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    Originally Posted by PHV,Feb. 18 2005,13:55
    My brother is the pickiest eater on the planet. To this day he is perfectly content eating some good bread with water, no joke. Plain pasta, and he is in heaven.
    And I hear he's eligible for parole next month. Â [​IMG]
    Well, that is the running joke in our family. Tell him that he's only going to be eating bread and water for the rest of his life and he'd ask you exactly where the punch line is.
     
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    Chicken broth and water. A little bit of ice cream for dessert.

    I hate being sick.

    Tom
     
  11. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    Is it the flu?  I hear there's a pretty bad epidemic in France.

    Last night: shaved beef sauteed with tricolor peppers, garlic, tomatoes, etc, etc, etc. Aged gouda and Bucheron goat cheese.
     
  12. globetrotter

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    last night, after a day spend sledding with my son my wife and I had a late bed picnic of Parma and Sarano ham, some very nice spainish choriso, some 2 year old guda and some french goat cheese with some apples, grapes and sourdough bread.
     
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    Grilled chicken (1st time firing up the grill in far too long.)
    garden salad
    buttered toast

    Wine was my last bottle of 1997 Stonefly Cabernet Franc (California). Excellent wine, but wish I'd waited another few years to open it up. The yummy "baby fat" fruit this wine used to have has faded away mostly, yet the tannins are still there, resulting in a wine that is best with food and would definitely be better with another 3 or so years of age.
     
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    Nothing fancy. Green beans with feta and a little lemon/e.v. olive oil dressing. Water. Vanilla ice cream with bananas and butter cookies.
     
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    Stir-fried chicken with pea pods, garlic, and about 9 green serrano chilies, which was about 5 too many. I ate it, but damn it was hot.


    The whole thing I covered with a sauce of chicken broth, ricewine, soy sauce and thickened with potato starch.

    Does anyone else here routinely eat blazing hot food m,n and n like I do? I mean, I put hot peppers in my eggs in the morning.
     

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