cahliah Posted February 11, 2017 Author Share Posted February 11, 2017 I've found the big difference between my mom and myself. She'd rather just cook a protein and a vegetable and call it a meal - I need a cohesive dish so that I'm not choking down vegetables on their own. Which works for us, so long as I'm the one cooking the cohesive dishes, and she has proteins and vegetables she can throw together. She loves her canned veggies - well, her canned green beans, beets, and potatoes. She's not big on variety, or trying new things. (Though she did try a fried plantain - and spit it out, of course, because it was "gross.") My ex came to pick up my daughter after she got out of school today, and I was tired, and my mom was tired, so we both just went to bed and decided to make it a "GYO" (get your own) night. Especially since she didn't get my message to get celery and mushrooms while she was at work last night. I wound up sauteeing up a bunch of onions, carrots, and red & green peppers, as well as the other half of this morning's plantain, and a Trader Joe's spicy italian sausage, and throwing it all in a bowl of chili. I finished off the meal with a red pear that I forgot I had (still have one left for tomorrow.) It was good, and filling, and worth the little effort of cooking up the veggies - gave some texture and flavor variation to the very monotonous chili. It was a good break, too, from my mom saying every night that the food was "good, but...." and always having a criticism. I spent a little money today, even though I really shouldn't have, but it was all Whole30 related... I got a couple more boxes of La Croix - including my daughter's favorite (Cran-Raspberry), a surprisingly Whole30 compliant marinade that wasn't marketed as such, and a lb each of chili powder, cumin, and smoked paprika, as I'm going through those three spices like crazy. I also scored a veggie spiralizer, and Amazon had a really good deal on the Kindle version of Food Freedom Forever ($2.99!) so I snagged a copy of that, too. Oh, and my mom kept talking about craving pizza (we usually have pizza at least one night a week, so this isn't really unexpected) - but even though it's my absolute favorite food, and I could probably eat it every day and not get tired of it... I had no desire for it when she brought it up. Even when she said, out of the blue, "Let's get a pizza tonight." (Of course, if there was a pizza in front of me, and I could see it, and smell it, it'd likely be an entirely different matter...) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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