Aug 8, 2006

Are they American??

Ok, so we had an early dinner tonight and it was actually quite nice because I now have the whole evening to do whatever I want. Well, after baths and bedtime that is! I feel so much better knowing that I won't have to rush around to get dinner, dishes, bathtimes, and work done tonight. By the time I sit down to work I'm exhausted with a capital E, but not tonight.

For dinner I made Sloppy Joes. The really fattening, really greasy kind! Yummmy! I know all my healthy friends are gonna scream when they read this post, but hey a girl's got to indulge every now and again right? LOL Well Zach doesn't like Sloppy Joe's and I just don't get it...he's almost 9 for goodness sake! What kid doesn't like Sloppy Joes? I thought they every kid liked them because they were so messy and oh so good tasting. Leave it to my child not to like them, hu! I think part of it has to do with the taste, but (he won't admit this part)I think the majority of it is because it's sooooo messy! Then again, maybe not because I eat mine with a fork and I've offered the same to him, but still no luck. Watching Zach eat his peanut butter and jelly while I devoured my Sloppy Joe got me thinking about the things that the males in my household don't like to eat.

Jerry & Zach neither one like soup beans (ham/navy beans for those of you in the south). Jerry really doesn't like any kind of bean, which means that chili is yet another thing that he refuses to eat. He doesn't like steak either!! Oh come on, I thought every man in the universe liked steak, why do I love the one out of billions that doesn't? (Actually those reasons could fill up another 10 posts) I tell you I'm beginning to wonder if the two of them are unamerican! LOL

I'm such a meat and potatoes girl that it's sickening. Guess that's what happens when you are raised in the midwest and then come to the southeast hu? After all, I won't eat their seafood either.

I am glad that so far Hunter isn't that picky. That child will eat ANYTHING. From Saurkraut to crab legs!

How do you deal with picky eaters in your house without breaking the grocery budget? Leave me a comment and help this mama stay sane while still enjoying the great American fattening foods!


Petite Mom Blogger said...

My kids will not eat sloppy joes.

LOL..and I'm glad someone else online says soup beans and I assumed it was a southern thing but I guess must be a mountains thing?

Arika said...

Oh thank goodness, I thought my son was the only one!

LOL...Well I am from IN and that's what we call it there, so I'm not sure what kind of "thing" it is!

Thanks for stopping by.

Mel said...

I've always called it Ham and Beans but mostly I call it gross!

Sorry Arika, I don't eat beans except for green beans which have to be from a can and NOT cooked (yeah I'm weird) and steak is definitely out. I don't eat anything that comes out of the water either; seafood, fish, etc no way!

So what WILL I eat? Pasta, pizza, boneless chicken & pork, turkey and some beef like a roast or ground chuck.

My hubby is always telling me I'm unamerican too.