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Family Dinner Routine 2010-10-05 15:00:57

How Many Dinners Do You Make Each Night?

Mama never signed up to be a short-order cook, so why does she feel like one every night? There's no question that kids can be picky eaters — munching on pasta one week and then loathing the carb the next. Or throwing a fit at the first sign of something green on their plate. Some parents are willing to give in to their lil ones' "quirks" and make different meals for each tot in order to maintain some peace. Others serve up one dish and kids can take it or leave it. Which category do you fall into?

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Heather-Maddan Heather-Maddan 6 years
I usually make one meal, but a different version of it for each of my three kids. My husband eats anything and I'm a vegetarian. I love cooking and don't mind altering dishes to my children's tastes. They are good helpers in the kitchen and the most important thing is that we get to spend time together.
stellaRuby stellaRuby 6 years
My husband makes just one.
starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
Just one. Baby girl is now 13 months and eats pretty much everything I serve her. The hubby is usually the one complaining, cause it's too healthy for his taste. He misses his burgers ;)
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
Just one, and it will stay at just one unless there are dietary restrictions. Once they get older, they can start cooking like I did, and we can branch out a bit. but until then its as little work as possible to cut down on work on my end.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
Now, just one. But my youngest is 9. At the worst I was making 4. One for the daughter with autism who would scream until she got what she wanted, one for husband who was on the Atkins diet one for my youngest daughter and one for my middle who was eating gluten free. All done! Here's dinner: don't like it? Make yourself a pb&j. And clean up the mess :raspberry:
Livvy-P Livvy-P 6 years
Right now, I'm making 2 dinners - one for my husband & I, and one for the kids. My daughter (age 5) will eat what we are having sometimes, but my son (age 3) refuses. The only reason my daughter generally doesn't eat with us is because I wait for my husband to get home from work to eat, which is much later than when the kids eat.
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