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Old 08-08-2011, 04:42 PM   #1
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I'm listening to my husband and son eat dinner: Chinese food. Cy just picked something out of his food and said, "What's that?" My husband, "That's a pea!"

Yup. I need to get better at offering veggies. I mean come on. That one's BASIC! (I don't like peas, so that's probably why we don't put them on the table often.)

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Old 08-08-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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It's hard to remember to offer the ones you don't like.
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We don't do peas either. Its not like they are a power house veggie.
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I know what you mean about offering veggies you don't like yourself. What I do in that situation is that I will make the vegetable as a side item and be extremely "busy" that day to eat at the same time as the kids (or maybe I'll feed them first before The Hubby gets home from work) that way they don't see me not eating it and my dislike doesn't influence them negatively. I absolutely loathe even the smell of peanut butter, popcorn, eggplant, and okra but I'll be darned if my kids grow up not knowing what those things are (I deal with the results of that in The Hubby every day thanks to his super picky mom and it's not pretty) so I do offer it to them and wouldn't you know that do like all of those things.
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mmmmmm Mama you just made me crave wasabi peas!

I don't like onions and my poor DD has decided that she won't touch an onion which is pretty sad, since we're pretty foody-tastic otherwise. I'm sure she would probably enjoy them if she would taste one, but I had to open my big mouth and say that I didn't like them.
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mmmmmm Mama you just made me crave wasabi peas!

I don't like onions and my poor DD has decided that she won't touch an onion which is pretty sad, since we're pretty foody-tastic otherwise. I'm sure she would probably enjoy them if she would taste one, but I had to open my big mouth and say that I didn't like them.
My mom loathes onions and I "hated" them until I moved out. In fact most things I "hated" bc my parents did I now love, so even if she hates them, she may like them later.
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mmmmmm Mama you just made me crave wasabi peas!

I don't like onions and my poor DD has decided that she won't touch an onion which is pretty sad, since we're pretty foody-tastic otherwise. I'm sure she would probably enjoy them if she would taste one, but I had to open my big mouth and say that I didn't like them.
This is mine. I hate onions. I love Leeks though. We eat them all of the time. I also hate carrots, weirdly enough I love carrot juice. I force myself to eat raw carrots all of the time too. I will just sit and eat them so my kids think I like them. They are one of the few veggies Tharen tolerates so he has no clue I don't like them or he probably wouldn't eat them. I absolutely refuse to eat them cooked though. They are gross once they are cooked and I can't even gag them down. But give me some carrot juice and I am happy. I have no clue why. Peas I could take or leave. I would rather not have them (snow peas and snap peas are good but regular peas not so much) but I will get through it. Tharen used to love the Just Tomatoes brand freeze dried ones. I actually realized as an adult that there were many veggies that I had simply never been exposed to because my parents didn't like them for whatever reason. My father would say "why are you eating Asparagus, you don't like that." When in truth we had never had it even once when I was growing up so I had never had a chance to find out if I liked it or not. I actually love it. I also love Bok Choi, Brussels sprouts, Leeks, Eggplant and cabbage. Not to mention just about any type of squash.
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