Ok, so he is not a baby but my 13-year-old son said something quite monumental tonight. He said, and I quote ” Mom, I think you have mastered pasta, it’s time to move on to soups and stews”! He further said “we have pasta every other night”. I got very quite trying hard to think of some kind of soup he would eat. He said my silence was “creeping him out”. hahahahaha….good!
He also said it was time to bring out my “inner-German through marriage” and make some potato soup and broccoli soup. See I married a man who is of German/English/Welsh heritage. He loves Italian food. Most of my children do. This one son though has issues with most of the foods I cook. He doesn’t like tomatoes or tomato sauce. He doesn’t onions, celery or carrots cooked in soups. He won’t eat much pasta unless it has cheese or cheez sauce. It’s a sore spot to my psyche. But I figure that God gave me this boy, picky taste buds and all, so I have always been up to the challenge of cooking for this boy and his tastes. I guess I can cook other foods that he likes. Isn’t making my family happy important? Yes, I think it is. So please know that this Italian mama chef will continue to make pasta and sauce but I will also add into my meal plan more meals of my son’s liking. Maybe I can figure out how to make Salisbury steak be an Italian meal? Or how about Italian potato soup? I am sure it can be done! Stay tuned for more in the saga of how I move on “to soups and stews”.