Cross-dimensional (between houses) eating habits
My husband and I eat a primarily plant-based diet. We are by no means completely vegan or vegetarian, but I avoid processed foods when at all possible, and we eat A LOT of vegetables.
This was the list of food we are asked to feed SS during his stay.
turkey cold cuts
chewy chocolate-chip granola bars
thin mint girl scout cookies
quaker oat squares
pancakes sprinkled with sugar
spaghetti with meatballs
peanut butter and jelly
mac and cheese
taco (no veg, just meat and shell)
corn on the cob
chocolate chip cookies
Of the 40-ish items on this list, I am willing to feed him 10 served as described. The rest I will have to probably modify, and there are 22 items that I won't feed him.
Don't misunderstand, I'm not deliberately trying to direct my step-son's eating habits. That pesky nonsense is on his mother and father. However, I will not feed him things here that I won't feed to his sisters. My house, my rules.
So I guess I'm just curious about everyone else's experiences with different eating styles house to house. How does that work out for you? Do you have a lot of problems getting the kids to adapt to the changes? Any tricks you've used to get kids to eat vegetables that don't involve wrapping them with bacon or slathering them with butter? Not saying it's awful if you do, I'm sure it's quite tasty, but that's just not how shit goes down in mi casa.
Preemptive thanks for your feedback!