I am going to start posting the recipes and go to meals we use. I will admit, some recipes go over better with the kiddos than others, but overall most are well received. And chances are, they may love it this time, but next time might be different (or the other way around).
As most parents know, meal time can go over smoothly or filled with complaints. We make the same thing for everyone who is sitting down at the table with us on any given night. Young or old, or in between, we all get the same thing.
Sometimes that could mean hot dogs or mac & cheese. Other times it could be attempts at new recipes. Either way, what goes on my plate goes on my kiddos plate. Granted, no on in my family has allergies or intolerance to food...unless you count the fact that my oldest can spot a tomato in the dish from a mile away. I don't know what he has against the tomato, especially when he will eat ketchup and spaghetti sauce.
My family does give input into meal ideas before I put together our two week meal plan. But whatever gets made for dinner, is what goes on the plate...for everyone.
Yes, I know there will be times when my kid only eats the fruit off his plate. I am okay with that. Breakfast will come soon enough and he usually eats a large breakfast anyways. As long as I can get him to try the other parts of the meal, works for me. I figure if he is hungry enough, he will eat it.
So, while all the recipes I post will have been tested out by my family, they may not always be kid approved (at least not right away or if repeated). That is why we have some go to meals, like hot dogs, noodle dishes, and pizza.
I encourage you to keep trying new things out in the kitchen, even have you kiddos help make parts of the meal. But don't give up, one day they will be asking for your recipes.