I’m The Mom Who Can’t Cook Like Paula Deen

My son, like a mad man, calls me into the living room.  I’m thinking he found something horrible, puked all over, or broke something.  I run in to find him lounging on the couch watching a Paula Deen cooking show.

Max: This lady is making cupcakes.cooking

(long pause)

Me: That is nice.

Max: Write down the ingredients so you know how to make them.  Do you have paper?

Grrr.  It is no mystery to me that my family hates my cooking.  I’m always striving to incorporate more and more vegetables and not always make the same things.  Sometimes I get a smile (the “not too bad” one).  Other times my son is left pouting, because he is STARVING (he couldn’t eat the atrocity I laid out before him) and my husband eats an orange after dinner (to clean his damaged palate, after the most vile rubbish has lain on it).

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I say BOOOOOO to them!  Stop being so picky!!  It cannot always be cupcakes and red meat!  Strike! Strike!  I’m making brussel sprouts and liver every night for the rest of our lives!!!



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2 replies

  1. It is definitely a challenge to accommodate everyone’s palates (especially boys!), but there are many healthy recipes out there that are family friendly! Try remaking a classic like lasagna; but instead of every layer being pasta, make every other one be a layer of zucchini or eggplant. Also lighten up the cheeses by using cottage cheese instead of ricotta and serve mozz on the side so the boys can top it with more if they like. Good luck and happy cooking!!

    Oh another great option is check out “Not My Mama’s Meals” which is a TV show on the Cooking Channel that features Paula Deen’s son remaking his mama’s classics, but significantly healthier! He shows the calorie count and everything!

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