Foodie Hell (Tilapia and Grilled Cheese)

Today’s post was my husband’s idea after enduring a long winded rant about my dinner frustrations.  It kinda drives me nuts when I spend time preparing a beautiful, colorful, healthy meal that I’m really excited about (one that I imagine Jamie Oliver would pat me on the back for if he made a surprise visit to my house at dinner) and everyone complains and no one eats.  I guess I just want them to like it as much as I do.  His response (my husband, not Jamie Oliver): “We’re up to  ten meals that everyone will eat.” Ok, for someone who LOVES food and truly enjoys cooking and trying new things, being limited to ten meals that don’t come with significant whining and objection is just – well – foodie hell.

My husband’s humorous take on my frustration was to suggest I start a series on my blog that highlights what I cooked and what they actually ate. So here it is.

I cooked:

Baked Parmesean Crusted Tilapia – simply coated fresh tilapia with panko breadcrumbs mixed with organic parmesean cheese, sea salt, and black pepper. 

Bacon Cauliflower – I’m sharing the recipe for this becuase I thought it was amazing! 

Cook 4 slices of bacon (I use nitrate free, grass-fed, organic).  Set aside on paper towel and cook about 2 cups of cauliflower in bacon pan until heated through.  Throw in a handful of cherry tomatoes, the juice of 1/2 a lemon (fresh squeezed), about a tablespoon of capers and some parsley.  Let it cook for a few minutes while flavors mingle then crumble bacon slices over the top and serve hot. 

Salad - romaine, spinach, diced onion, diced carrots, cucumbers with a dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Dessert – fresh organic strawberries sprinkled with a little bit of stevia. 

What They Ate:

Some of the salad and grilled cheese my husband made after everyone tried at least one bite of their tilapia and/or cauliflower.  Bam-Bam and my husband at the strawberries, but Nature Boy wouldn’t touch them for some reason.  None of them liked the tilapia or the cauliflower and Nature Boy even refused to eat the strawberries.  Sigh!

What are your go to meals that you know everyone will eat?  What do you do when your family doesn’t like dinner?

Sorry I don’t have a photo to go with this post, but it wasn’t planned :)  

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  1. My oldest daughter will not eat soup of any kind. No chicken noodle, no chicken and dumplings, chili, veggie soup, NOTHING. My youngest daughter does not care for potatoes and most vegetables besides corn, green beans, cucumbers or tomatoes. I keep mac-n-cheese on hand as well as the fixings for PB and J at least that way they are getting some protein.

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