I love to cook. My husband says I don’t like to cook “boring” food — meaning food kids will eat — and that’s true. But my kids are so picky I don’t know that it matters much. (Would you believe that, out of three kids, not one of them has ever eaten a banana? When other babies were scarfing them down as fast as they could, mine we gagging and trying to spit them out. They say it’s the texture.)
So…even at 18, my autistic child has a very limited menu. Pizza, carrots, pasta with red sauce, and sometimes steak. And bacon and eggs. My middle child works most nights, so he lives on frozen food. So I really only have to worry about my husband and my daughter these days, and they’ll at least try just about anything.
So I’m having a lot of fun experimenting. The problem is I find it almost impossible to cook without altering the recipe. (What fun is that?) The results are good more often than not, but I can’t always remember what I did, which makes it kind of tough to replicate. So I’m going to try to do a better job of writing things down.