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  1. debrapagliasotti

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  3. budafam

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    It really is ALL he'll eat. When I cook for everyone, he just throws a Jack's cheese pizza in or has a grilled cheese. IF we go out to eat, he ends up ordering off the kids' menu which is HORRIBLY embarrassing. We can never go to a nice steak place or anything like that. I made some of the ADR's without him (places like Cape May & Boma)... it just didn't pay for him to be there and he gets that. I have tried everything to get him to change but he is stubborn and not going to change for anything. We'd like to try getting him hypnotized maybe. Disney is even a challenge... you would think there are pizzas & grilled cheeses everywhere but not really. I map the places out that he will eat at and let him fend for himself while we get something yummy.
     
  4. gardengirl628

    gardengirl628 Help, help, a Herrible Hoffalump!

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    Great reviews so far! Can't wait to read more.

    Your kids are adorable!
     
  5. Paradise18

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    The pot roast at LTT is now on my list of must haves for our next trip. It looks delish.:)
     
  6. TigerKat

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    Wow, I just have to say you have my sympathy. I can't imagine how hard it is to menu plan with your DH being so picky.:hug: I hope the kiddos aren't following in his footsteps!

    The dessert party looked amazing, we need to try it! Thanks for the review!
     
  7. mnrhannah07

    mnrhannah07 1,287 miles from WDW

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    Im here! LATE, but I made it lol

    It was so hot when we went down from the 4th-9th...how was the heat the rest of your trip?
     
  8. NJMouseLover

    NJMouseLover Disney Lover

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    I don't think I could handle being with someone with that diet LOL! We are serious foodies. It also doesn't sound very healthy. He needs to have at least veggies in his diet. Gonna have to pick up that Jessica Seinfeld book and sneak some vegetables in to his diet LOL!
     
  9. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    I totally agree...I was thinking the same thing about the kids, i hope theyre not following in his footsteps. But it looks like the mom is doing all the right things to allow the kids to experiment with different foods/restaurants at WDW. :cool2:



    OP, I cannot imagine how hard it must be for all of you to work around his picky eating habits/diet. But it sounds like your doing the right thing for your girls, you have a system that works. You guys go to a restaurant you like, while he does his own thing and eats what he likes. Smart thinking!! :thumbsup2 BTW I think hypnotism or therapy is a good idea. You've got nothing to lose really. I suggested my coworker seek therapy as she has the same diet as your DH. :laughing:
     
  10. CatNipRules

    CatNipRules <font color=royalblue>Overplanner Extraordinaire..

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    Loving this so far. I had to add LTT to my ADR's after seeing the meal that you had there. DS would love the cheesesticks and the pot roast looks heavenly.
     
  11. budafam

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    Thank you!!!

    When we first started dating he would eat a little bit more than he does now... like bacon, spaghetti, etc. I have tried to blend in veggies into his spaghetti sauce (or even just hamburger) and he has caught me doing it. That ended anymore spaghetti eating :scared1: so I have stopped trying to force it. There is just no changing him. Some people think I have it easy with not having to cook but I LOVE to cook and that means that me & the kids end up eating something for 3-4 days straight :sick: I try to use the arguement that it's not healthy but he's in great shape. He's skinny & the strongest man I've ever met in my life. I just don't get it. I always joke that I need to go on his diet to lose a few pounds but if I ate like that, I would be 500 lbs.! :confused3
     
  12. budafam

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    My kids know how weird their dad is... lol... I took my son to the Food & Wine Festival last fall and he tried so many different things. They will not be like him.. no way! I think we are going to give the hypnosis a try... he has to be willing first though.
     
  13. budafam

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    You will not be sorry... LTT is the best place to eat in MK (IMO). I love their food!
     
  14. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Im glad to hear your kids are not turning out like their dad. your doing all the right things mom! :thumbsup2


    At least you get to cook your own meals/kids meals separately. If you had to accommodate him constantly, that would be really tough. I hope he'd be open to hypnosis. Not sure if he'd realise that means you guys can have more family meals together at a variety of restaurants. And he could order from the adult menu! :woohoo:
     
  15. NJMouseLover

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    Too funny. Just FYI--just because he is skinny, doesn't mean he isn't lacking nutrients and essential vitamins from the fruit and veggies. My sister's children are VERY picky. She said the Jessica Seinfeld cookbook even has subbing veggies in to desserts, so maybe you can make them when he's at work and have a little inner chuckle when he eats them and loves them. If not, maybe a good multivitamin will have to do? Good for you for trying!!
     
  16. budafam

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    This was our first time being at Downtown Disney and we were HUNGRY! We had an ADR at T-Rex for 2:30 but I walked up at 1:00 and had no issue getting in early. The kids LOVED this restaurant. It's DS's new favorite. It is just like the Rainforest Cafe but dino themed. We were led to a big circular table in the ocean area. It was loud but what ISN'T loud when you're in Disney?

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    I ordered the Supersaurus Sampler (which I had seen here on the Dis multiple times)... YUM! This did not disappoint and was plenty for 2 to share. I brought half of it back to the condo and ate it later that night. The bruschetta was yummy. The quesadillas were the best part... so YUMMY! Onion rings were good & big. The nachos were good but the cheese congeiled (sp?) so quickly, it was hard to get any out of the bowl without getting a huge chunk of hardened cheese. Eh... still really yummy!

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    I also ordered the Category 5 drink. This was a limey/pineapple drink... very strong and I didn't really care for it. I got the souvenir glass to take home as well.

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    MIL ordered a Jurassic salad with an Asteroid French Onion Soup. She got a few shrimp on the side of the salad but her favorite was the soup. It was really good (i stole a bite).

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    The kids each ordered pepperoni pizzas which they seemed to enjoy.

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    DH was hoping for mozzarella sticks but the ones he saw on the menu did not look like anything he would eat (he's picky about how they're breaded). So he just ordered a cheese pizza with fries. He wasn't a fan of the waffle fries (weird shapes make them taste different, don't ya know?) But he seemed happy with the pizza and even ate the kids' leftovers (after he picked off the pepperonis of course).

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    On our way out, DH saw a waitress with mozz. sticks and they looked "normal" enough that he would've eaten them. He was ticked. lol...

    Overall, this will be a repeat for us if we ever return to Downtown Disney (especially with the kids). I also got my 10% discount from using my AP :woohoo:
     
  17. budafam

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    Oh no, I know he doesn't get enough vitamins. I tried the multivitamin... he won't do it. You would just think with all that cheese & Mountain Dew, he would weigh a bit more... not the case. lol..
     
  18. JennyWren

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    My grandfather is this way about pasta, he will only eat spaghetti noodles all of the other 'don't taste right.' :confused3
     
  19. budafam

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    DH is the same way with pasta as well. We went to a fancier Italian place one time and they gave him penne pasta for his mac & cheese. He refused to eat it.

    I think the worst was when we went to Red Lobster once and he ordered mac & cheese. It came out with parsley sprinkled on top and he sent it back. :sad2:
     
  20. wilma-bride

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    Great reviews so far. I am super picky (although not quite so much as your DH) so I get the embarrassment you feel as I feel embarrassed myself. Because I don't like sauces and a lot of veg, we could never go to any of DH's military dinners as I never knew what we were going to get. I am always embarrassed when we go out to eat here because, invariably, I have to make some kind of 'change' to a menu item so it is acceptable to my palate. That's one of the reasons why we love Disney so much as I have never once felt (or been made to feel) like I'm odd when I have ordered stuff without sauces etc.
     
  21. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Your kidding? :eek:
     

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