Can I fool him??

fussy-eater-001So I have to start this post out by saying this, for as long as I’ve been with Jason (10 years) he has always said he can’t be fooled when it comes to food. He thinks he has the best sense of smell and taste and he can tell when I change something, add something or forget something. He says he knows if he’ll like something just from the smell of it…and he smells everything!! He’s gotten a lot better about not being SO picky, I’ve even gotten him to eat zucchini (Joy can’t even believe that.) So this leads to my story about how I tried to fool him once again.

So I’m getting super ready and I pull out the pasta, the sauce, and all the pots. First of all Jason has to have Ragu traditional spaghetti sauce. I notice I bought him organic!! So I start contemplating on what to do. Do I just make something else? Do I not tell him and go ahead and make it and see if he really can always tell if it’s different? So I though what the heck, I’ll give it a shot. If there’s ever a chance where I might prove Jason wrong…I TAKE IT!!! I hurry up and pour the sauce into the pot and take the label off the jar, rinse the jar and take it out to the recycling can OUTSIDE!! I wasn’t leaving any evidence because with my luck he would see it and my sneaky plan would be ruined. I finish everything up and set the table and all that jazz and call everyone for dinner. I kept a straight face the whole time, which is hard for me! He makes his plate, 2 bites in he says, ” WHAT IS THIS??” Can you believe that?? I thought I’d get him. I say,” well it’s Ragu, what’s wrong with it?” I kept it up for about thirty seconds but ended up telling him it was organic. Oh and Joy you’ll like this, he says, “I’ve been eating this for 30 years!!” Oh I died laughing!!

So I guess the moral of this story is you can’t bullshit a bullshitter!!

Is anyone else like this? I probably couldn’t tell you the difference in a lot of things. I did not taste a difference in the sauce. Have you ever tried tricking your kids or spouse into maybe eating something different for health reasons or simply by accident like I did?

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15 Responses to Can I fool him??

  1. Joy says:

    I’m just glad I don’t have to feed Jason anymore. He’s awful. The thing that used to kill me was like with the Ragu. I would make homemade spaghetti sauce. From scratch mind you and he wouldn’t eat it. He just loved spaghetti. He had to have Plain old Ragu with nothing in it. So when I’d doctor it up, I had to make sure I took his out first. There were a few times I’d have “mushroom, or meat” sauce flavors and I’d strain it for him, he’d still know. Arrggghhhhhhhhhh! Another thing was macaroni and cheese. He loved the stuff in the box by Kraft but if I made it homemade, he wouldn’t touch it.

    I don’t “trick” on purpose though. I never did. I felt if someone didn’t like it, they could open a can of soup. If it was a mistake and I got caught, all I said was I tried.

    The more power to ya Nikki for having to feed him now!!! LMAO!!! This is a great post.

    • nikki says:

      He’ll actually eat the “meat” flavored which kinda grosses me out. MEAT FLAVORED!!!!???
      I don’t trick on purpose either, Bailey has always been a good eater. But I made him try everything under the sun when he was little.
      He’s really good about getting his own dinner now, say if I make lasagna, one of Bailey’s Fav, he’ll either go to Mc’D’s or find something else. I say it often….this is no restaurant…I don’t take orders, you eat what’s given to you! 🙂

    • nikki says:

      BTW….look at that face….too damn cute…what happened? JK Jason! 😉

  2. sauer kraut says:

    Ragu?? eeewwwww. …

  3. JQ says:

    That’s hilarious! He busted you out big time. No, I never had this happen to me but sometimes, I don’t “advertise” what some of the ingredients are in a dish so it wont freak them out 🙂

  4. pammy wammy says:

    Thats funny.I cant say I have had a brand that was to be used only.The only thing I can think of is onions.Jeremy my son does not like onions,so i never cooked with them.Sometimes i would chop the onion so fine and cook it in with yhe meal.He could taste it still,in a casserole.I would deny it.Then in the whole mess of food on his plate,he would pick out a tiny piece of onion.So I just quite cooking with onion.Now he is all grown up and away from home and i use onion in everything.Unless jeremys gona be here for a meal. 🙂

    • nikki says:

      I have the same problem with Jason with onions. I can get him to deal with it if they are cooked and are very soft and small!! I generally just use onion powder now though. He does love onions is fried potatoes though, it’s weird…he’s weird!

  5. Just a Mom says:

    I put zucchini in a recipe instead of cucumbers one time but my oldest daughter called me on it.

  6. starlaschat says:

    That was a funny story Nikki. Picky eaters. Luckily Navars not picky he’s just grateful that I cook. It’s really nice I could burn something to a crisp and I would say oh this is just awful I’m so sorry. he’d say” oh it’s not bad I like it this way. “LOL He was single a long time before we met.

  7. joanharvest says:

    My son smells his food and is extremely fussy. The only vegetable he ate growing up was corn. I did trick him once, though. We had a barbecue and I usually put Kraft American cheese on all the hamburgers. I was out of cheese but I had my soy cheese. I put it on everyone’s burger and no one knew.

  8. javajunkee says:

    Ok ….I bought name brand stuff once. Kept the box and then refilled it with generic. Now most stuff can be fooled. There are some things that I don’t even like generic.
    Some of that organic stuff is good and some just has no flippin’ taste. That was a good trick though 🙂

  9. Amy Hunter says:

    I made pumpkin bread with squash once, and a co-worker wouldn’t eat it. Even though I told her pumpkin *is* squash. I always wondered if she would have tasted the difference if I hadn’t told her. I certainly couldn’t…not by the time all the spices are mixed in.

  10. Gary says:

    I’m NOT a picky eater by ANY means but I can tell when something is different than “normal”. On the rare occasion that my wife cooks instead of me and she does something a little different, I can always tell and since I do all the cooking, I can normally tell her exactly what it was she did as well. If she added something(s) or omitted something(s), I can tell.

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