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(Slate)   "My family is all about meat and carbs. I've been forcing them to start eating more vegetables that aren't potatoes, and I've been accused of being selfish. Am I?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2021-01-23 7:24:48 AM  
16 votes:

ng2810: My ex fiance hated veggies so much that he would literally pick off the peas and carrots from fried rice before eating them. At 25, he was overweight, balding, and a prissy whiny brat when I tried to get him to expand his diet.

I dodged a bullet there.


I STILL LOVE YOU MIRIAM!  I'M NOTHING WITHOUT YOU!
 
2021-01-23 10:21:25 AM  
10 votes:

Mojongo: [Fark user image 377x377]


Last time I tried gardening, I ended up with $88/lb tomatoes.
 
2021-01-23 2:22:41 PM  
7 votes:

eyeq360: bughunter: KimHoppes: Although I thankfully never had a problem with getting my kids to eat veggies, I have encountered it with others who have come to stay with us over the years.

I have shredded veggies into meatloaf, lasagna, pasta sauce, etc.  (Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini, etc.)  It also makes use of that "one carrot and one part of a head of broccoli" left in the fridge bit.  Or the broccoli stems that get cut off and usually tossed in the compost bucket.

Works with picky eaters, most texture issue eaters, etc in my experience.

YMMV

[beingamomisgreat.files.wordpress.com image 423x503]

/jewish mom sneaks spinach into kids' brownies
//wrong plant, Jess!

Some of the stuff the "sneak vegetables in food" camp write is bullshiat rhetorical stuff. Like "If people don't notice kale in their smoothies, you can sneak kale in chocolate chip cookies" and the cookies look like this:
[chocolatecoveredkatie.com image 730x1016]
[s3.amazonaws.com image 850x566]
Yeah, like they're not going to notice the f*cking GREEN kale in their cookies that shouldn't have green in them.


"Don't eat too many of those cookies."

"Why, will I get too stoned?"

"No, you'll clog the toilet."
 
2021-01-23 2:14:33 PM  
6 votes:

bughunter: KimHoppes: Although I thankfully never had a problem with getting my kids to eat veggies, I have encountered it with others who have come to stay with us over the years.

I have shredded veggies into meatloaf, lasagna, pasta sauce, etc.  (Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini, etc.)  It also makes use of that "one carrot and one part of a head of broccoli" left in the fridge bit.  Or the broccoli stems that get cut off and usually tossed in the compost bucket.

Works with picky eaters, most texture issue eaters, etc in my experience.

YMMV

[beingamomisgreat.files.wordpress.com image 423x503]

/jewish mom sneaks spinach into kids' brownies
//wrong plant, Jess!


Some of the stuff the "sneak vegetables in food" camp write is bullshiat rhetorical stuff. Like "If people don't notice kale in their smoothies, you can sneak kale in chocolate chip cookies" and the cookies look like this:
chocolatecoveredkatie.comView Full Size

s3.amazonaws.comView Full Size

Yeah, like they're not going to notice the f*cking GREEN kale in their cookies that shouldn't have green in them.
 
2021-01-23 7:43:45 AM  
6 votes:

ng2810: My ex fiance hated veggies so much that he would literally pick off the peas and carrots from fried rice before eating them. At 25, he was overweight, balding, and a prissy whiny brat when I tried to get him to expand his diet.

I dodged a bullet there.


I did a year abroad in China and among my American classmates were a vegetarian and a guy who hated vegetables. One of the first things she learned was "wo chi su" which means "I eat a vegetarian diet" and the folks who worked at restaurants were all "ok, nbd". The guy who hated vegetables worked for a semester it seemed to come up with an easy way to say "no vegetables at all, please" and folks at restaurants just never could grok what he was saying.
 
2021-01-23 9:04:04 PM  
5 votes:

eyeq360: bughunter: KimHoppes: Although I thankfully never had a problem with getting my kids to eat veggies, I have encountered it with others who have come to stay with us over the years.

I have shredded veggies into meatloaf, lasagna, pasta sauce, etc.  (Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini, etc.)  It also makes use of that "one carrot and one part of a head of broccoli" left in the fridge bit.  Or the broccoli stems that get cut off and usually tossed in the compost bucket.

Works with picky eaters, most texture issue eaters, etc in my experience.

YMMV

[beingamomisgreat.files.wordpress.com image 423x503]

/jewish mom sneaks spinach into kids' brownies
//wrong plant, Jess!

Some of the stuff the "sneak vegetables in food" camp write is bullshiat rhetorical stuff. Like "If people don't notice kale in their smoothies, you can sneak kale in chocolate chip cookies" and the cookies look like this:
[chocolatecoveredkatie.com image 730x1016]
[s3.amazonaws.com image 850x566]
Yeah, like they're not going to notice the f*cking GREEN kale in their cookies that shouldn't have green in them.


Monkey: Frederick: If you are doing the cooking -- and lets be honest, the grocery shopping too* -- then no; you arent being selfish. You are, however, spineless.

*the only dads I ever see at the grocery store are single dads

I don't think my wife has set foot in a grocery store in several years - that's my job as husband, and was my dad's, too. Also cooking, although she usually makes dinner once a week, and the kids once a week.


My dad and Uncle Tom have been in the restaurant industry since I was born. I learned how to take apart a side of beef, and turn parts of it into chili grind, steaks, and ground beef. My younger brothers, Ben, Jeremy, and Matt are all good cooks- at Thanksgiving and Christmas (except for this Covid-19 year, boo!) we send our wives and girlfriends to watch football and provide them with snacks and beer and wine, and say, keep the F*** out of the kitchen unless y'all need ice. Then we all cook, and insult one another's culinary techniques, and try not to cut one another.
 
2021-01-23 6:09:42 PM  
5 votes:

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: I just love it when married couples argue over household duties.  Oh, no, I have to shove pieces of fabric into a water tub that cleans them for me.  biatch, please, I have to clean and maintain an entire house by myself.  Guess who helps me lug in two weeks' worth of those groceries you hate to shop for.  Oh, that's right.  Farking nobody.



Maybe if you'd smile more, you'd have a life partner.

/I don't have one either
 
2021-01-23 10:35:14 AM  
4 votes:

montreal_medic: Really? In the division of Labour at our house, my "jobs" include grocery shopping, cooking, and cleanup of the kitchen afterwards. My wife doesn't enjoy those, and I don't mind (the cooking part, I love). She does laundry and vacuuming and probably 2/3 of the cleaning. There are lots of other "jobs" for each of us, but we aren't keeping score - there are just some that by now we know to leave to the other.
Never noticed a major difference in men vs. women at the grocery store


That's nice, that you all can do that without devolving into some gender war bullshiat.

Just to be an asshole, I'm going to inform you that about 85% of our clientele at the convenience store is MALE. Smokes, junk food, energy drinks (they need them, the shape they're in), and coffee. Half those guys wouldn't make it to work every day if we weren't there. The women who aren't fat come in and buy their diet fountain drinks. The women who are fat bring their kids with them and get them some candy that is shaped like food, but is sugar.

Yes, it's that lopsided. And I doubt that women would have come up with the idea to make a store that serves up nothing but addictive and short-term gratification fixes. We just don't think like that. We think more in the long term, not just "taking care of business" for another 24 hours.

It's true. Men led us right down addiction alley. Fast fixes and never worry about the future.
Hey guys--it's not working. How about you grow up and start taking care of things?
But only if you have a STEAK beforehand. You NEED things.
 
2021-01-23 1:02:16 AM  
4 votes:
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2021-01-23 8:51:59 AM  
3 votes:
Dear FiT, you suck as a cook and the only things you can make are fried bologna sandwiches and heating up cans of Chef Boy-R-Dee.
 
2021-01-23 10:15:20 PM  
2 votes:

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: montreal_medic: Frederick: If you are doing the cooking -- and lets be honest, the grocery shopping too* -- then no; you arent being selfish. You are, however, spineless.

*the only dads I ever see at the grocery store are single dads

Really? In the division of Labour at our house, my "jobs" include grocery shopping, cooking, and cleanup of the kitchen afterwards. My wife doesn't enjoy those, and I don't mind (the cooking part, I love). She does laundry and vacuuming and probably 2/3 of the cleaning.  There are lots of other "jobs" for each of us, but we aren't keeping score - there are just some that by now we know to leave to the other.

Never noticed a major difference in men vs. women at the grocery store

I just love it when married couples argue over household duties.  Oh, no, I have to shove pieces of fabric into a water tub that cleans them for me.  biatch, please, I have to clean and maintain an entire house by myself.  Guess who helps me lug in two weeks' worth of those groceries you hate to shop for.  Oh, that's right.  Farking nobody.


No sh*t.  My dogs don't have hands, and can't help.

Useless loafers.
 
2021-01-23 1:58:44 PM  
2 votes:

KimHoppes: Although I thankfully never had a problem with getting my kids to eat veggies, I have encountered it with others who have come to stay with us over the years.

I have shredded veggies into meatloaf, lasagna, pasta sauce, etc.  (Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini, etc.)  It also makes use of that "one carrot and one part of a head of broccoli" left in the fridge bit.  Or the broccoli stems that get cut off and usually tossed in the compost bucket.

Works with picky eaters, most texture issue eaters, etc in my experience.

YMMV


beingamomisgreat.files.wordpress.comView Full Size


/jewish mom sneaks spinach into kids' brownies
//wrong plant, Jess!
 
2021-01-23 11:35:25 AM  
2 votes:

cryinoutloud: montreal_medic: Really? In the division of Labour at our house, my "jobs" include grocery shopping, cooking, and cleanup of the kitchen afterwards. My wife doesn't enjoy those, and I don't mind (the cooking part, I love). She does laundry and vacuuming and probably 2/3 of the cleaning. There are lots of other "jobs" for each of us, but we aren't keeping score - there are just some that by now we know to leave to the other.
Never noticed a major difference in men vs. women at the grocery store

That's nice, that you all can do that without devolving into some gender war bullshiat.

Just to be an asshole, I'm going to inform you that about 85% of our clientele at the convenience store is MALE. Smokes, junk food, energy drinks (they need them, the shape they're in), and coffee. Half those guys wouldn't make it to work every day if we weren't there. The women who aren't fat come in and buy their diet fountain drinks. The women who are fat bring their kids with them and get them some candy that is shaped like food, but is sugar.

Yes, it's that lopsided. And I doubt that women would have come up with the idea to make a store that serves up nothing but addictive and short-term gratification fixes. We just don't think like that. We think more in the long term, not just "taking care of business" for another 24 hours.

It's true. Men led us right down addiction alley. Fast fixes and never worry about the future.
Hey guys--it's not working. How about you grow up and start taking care of things?
But only if you have a STEAK beforehand. You NEED things.


Oh Wow. Your bullshiat is evolving.

/a woman has never bought anything for instant gratification
//NEVER
 
2021-01-23 9:54:05 AM  
1 vote:

Frederick: If you are doing the cooking -- and lets be honest, the grocery shopping too* -- then no; you arent being selfish. You are, however, spineless.

*the only dads I ever see at the grocery store are single dads


Huh. I live out in Trumper country, and I see entire families shopping all the time. Mom trying to find what she's looking for, track her spend, and herd the kids all at the same time. Dad pushing the cart and glowering at any other man who dares give his wife an admiring glance.

It's like there's some sort of insecurity there. Maybe like they're afraid of becoming a cuck?

/ Because once you're a cuck, you have to become a liberal, too.
// And turn in your RAM 2500 for a Nissan Leaf.
/// And even (shivers) start watching MLS instead of NASCAR.
 
2021-01-23 8:05:54 AM  
1 vote:

thisispete: My mother came from the boil-the-shiat-out-of-it school of vegetable preparation and growing up I was quite a fussy eater. They tasted bitter to me and had an unpleasant, slimy texture. It took me a while for me to learn how to prepare and season vegetables to my taste when I got a little older.


My mom cooked the crap out of veggies, too.  She made up for it by adding a couple tablespoons of bacon grease to the pot to make it tasty.

That sounds so gross to me as an adult.
 
2021-01-23 1:41:53 AM  
1 vote:
My ex fiance hated veggies so much that he would literally pick off the peas and carrots from fried rice before eating them. At 25, he was overweight, balding, and a prissy whiny brat when I tried to get him to expand his diet.

I dodged a bullet there.
 
2021-01-23 1:14:44 AM  
1 vote:
I'm sure they'll be much happier when they have to test their glucose levels several times a day
 
2021-01-23 12:38:28 AM  
1 vote:
You can make veggies interesting without going to great lengths. I've yet to see a meat and potatoes fan turn their nose up at some green beans with almond slices. Granted, there are some people who are just plain fussy, like a kid who interned with my team that would only ever order a milkshake and fries when we went out for group lunch on the company dime. If someone is over 21 and still insists on ordering from the kiddie menu they likely have some larger issues (failure to thrive) at play.
 
2021-01-23 12:23:04 AM  
1 vote:
If you are doing the cooking -- and lets be honest, the grocery shopping too* -- then no; you arent being selfish. You are, however, spineless.

*the only dads I ever see at the grocery store are single dads
 
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