Sunday, January 12, 2014

Where Lime Whines

I've learned to cook for diabetics.
I've learned to cook for people who can't eat gluten.
I've learned to cook for myself when I was on an iodine elimination diet.
I've done all three at the same time for crying out loud!
I've learned to cook vegetarian.
I've learned to cook vegan.
I've made major overhauls in the family diet for various health reasons.
I still like to cook.
I still love to bake though I do so far less often.

I am not happy about having someone in this house decide to follow the Paleo Diet.  That is just plain pissing me off.  Not the person, the diet.

I've had enough.  I 'm glad she feels well on it.  I'm glad she cooks a lot of her own food.  It still just bugs me. Maybe cook one of these meals for the whole family once in a while instead of letting us know you're just loving that piece of salmon you bought for yourself....oh, right, we can't flipping afford salmon for FIVE PEOPLE.  Perhaps if certain people were paying for their damn car insurance and cell phones we could....But please tell me what the hell is so evil about legumes and why will you eat them if your sister makes them but not if I do?

I'd like to be able to cook one damn meal for all five people in this house and sit down at a table and eat together.  No one seems willing to commit to one night a week to do that though.

Yes, I know I am whining.  No one is out doing hard drugs or frequenting orgies or committing crimes.  In the big scheme it doesn't matter.  It just doesn't seem like such a huge request since everyone lives under the same roof.

Meh.  Whine complete.  Thank you for your indulgence.

25 comments:

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

Do you want cheese with that?
[sorry - couldn't resist]



joeh said...

You have a perfectly valid whine.

This is also becoming more and more common in many households.

Still pissed off though aren't you.

I get it.

Stephen Hayes said...

Cooking a separate meal for five different people has to be a royal pain.

Beach Bum said...

My son likes to buy his own food, which he forbides anyone else from touching, but still takes food bought for the family as a whole. There are times I can't wait for him to go off to college.

Suldog said...

I think you have a right to complain. If someone undertakes a very specific diet, then it is up to that person to make adequate preparation for that diet. If what is being served by someone else does not meet those dietary restrictions, tough. Then it's up to that person to go find their food elsewhere - period.

Tabor said...

If you live under my roof and use my heat, water and cable TV, then I expect you to eat what is cooked. If there are health reasons, that is something we can all adjust to...but if it is a philosophical diet prepare us a meal of it once or twice a week and eat with us the rest! Unless you are 'renting' the bedroom.

Bijoux said...

I just wouldn't be doing it.

Jackie said...

I think you are a saint.
I wouldn't do it. Period.
Eat at my table. Eat my food.
Love you, friend....
J.

Hilary said...

Ugh.. I wouldn't do it either. They are all mature enough to cook their own meals. There are .. five of you? One night a week when each one cooks for the whole family, taking health requirements into complete consideration and sensibilities into reasonable consideration. And then two free for all nights. That gives you a break 4 nights a week. You deserve it. Demand it!

Craig said...

We've told our grown children about the 'tipping point' that comes when it's more of a hassle to us for them to live with us, than it is to have them live elsewhere. . .

Collecting rent from them is nice and all, but they should be aware that there are some things that a monthly check won't smooth over. . .

Speaking, you know, purely on my own behalf. . .

Leave It To Davis said...

Do five people EVER eat the same meal? I know I always had someone that needed something special when all my kids were here. I whined a lot, too....didn't do any good....their dad would tell them their mom would make them ramen noodles or a can of ravioli instead of them having to eat the roast and potatoes I had just spent 6 hours cooking. Been in your shoes....just not to the extreme cases you have had....but I do know your pain. And misery loves company, right?

Anvilcloud said...

Within reason, I'd say, "Let them eat what you cook, or fend for themselves." I say "within reason" because I realize that some needs are specialized and that not everyone has the time to cook for themselves. But really, your kitchen should not have to be a restaurant.

Ann Cordner said...

Do what I do, buy myself "ping" meals and let them eat cake!

Secret Agent Woman said...

My older son insists that he must have meat every day, even though he knows my feelings about it. And I'm still financially supporting him until he's out of college. So when he is home on a break, he has to do the grocery shopping for foods he's cooking only for himself (or for himself and his brother), he has to cook it while I'm out of the house and clean up the kitchen and dishes afterwards. I'm still not thrilled with it.

Jocelyn said...

I like Secret Agent's strategy; she lets him do what he wants, but under her terms. Can you set up terms?

Anyhow: whine away, baby.

Rob said...

Look on the positive side, Michelle: She COULD have chosen the Oleo diet rather than the Paleo diet (or, in more contemporary terms, the Olestra diet) -- and she'd be dealing with "anal leakage" as a result! Now THAT would be something to whine about! Count your blessings that it's "only" the Paleo diet! (I have a feeling the fad will wane quickly once people think about it and realize that cavemen only lived to an average age of 32 -- assuming they didn't get eaten by a saber-toothed tiger first!)

Never a dull moment in the House of Lime! ;-)

Rob said...

Look on the positive side, Michelle: She COULD have chosen the Oleo diet rather than the Paleo diet (or, in more contemporary terms, the Olestra diet) -- and she'd be dealing with "anal leakage" as a result! Now THAT would be something to whine about! Count your blessings that it's "only" the Paleo diet! (I have a feeling the fad will wane quickly once people think about it and realize that cavemen only lived to an average age of 32 -- assuming they didn't get eaten by a saber-toothed tiger first!)

Never a dull moment in the House of Lime! ;-)

Rob said...

Oops! Didn't meant to post twice! It wasn't THAT good! Lol

~Tim said...

I once tried a 30 day diet. I lost 5 days.

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