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OK, I cooked for Thanksgiving and my kids did not EAT! Seems like a waste of time and money when all they want are wing dings. What do I do?

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destiny2272

Asked by destiny2272 at 12:48 PM on Nov. 28, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • Start a new tradition! How wings and pizza instead of turkey and ham! lol I think Thanksgiving is about being with your family, not going broke cooking food all day that they wont eat :)
    newmommy1201

    Answer by newmommy1201 at 1:04 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • How old are your children ?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:04 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • Sounds like your kids are selfish little BRATS! I would feed them Wing Dings until they PUKE!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • Give yourself credit for preparing a special meal. They will remember your effort when they grow up and have their own families. Don't cook until that food is finished.
    Yve538

    Answer by Yve538 at 2:02 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • You serve left overs until it is all gone, lol.

    i LOVE turkey sandwiches...mmmm.....

    Sorry your kids didn't eat : / Like someone else said, SOMEDAY they will be grateful, when they have their own families. For the time being it sounds like they are having left overs for dinner this week :)
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:51 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • Don't give them any other food options! Use up what you have.. I was raised on believing that wasting/throwing away food is horrible.
    anestheticsex

    Answer by anestheticsex at 3:08 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • The only time my children had choices about what they ate was when we were at a restaurant. I never had a picky eater at my table. The rule was try it. Sometimes they would be amazed at what they liked. They ate what I made or they went without. I also made healthy foods sound fun. Brocolli was little trees, sweet potatoes taste like pumkin pie, ect.
    PrttyMstng

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 7:32 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • PrttyMstng your a girl after my own heart, I agree with you, put a simple spoonful on their plate and have them just try it. That's what I do with my child, if they don't like it, don't worry their tastes change as they get older. My son is not afraid of trying new things, though I'm not sure where he gets his fish liking, cause I don't like fish.
    Next year have your children help you plan what should be in the Thanksgiving meal, and they may be more open to new things. If you involve them in the planning of meals they will probably begin to like more food varieties.
    As for this year, you can always freeze some of the leftovers and bring them out in a few weeks for another meal, and also try some creative things with leftovers, I made a turkey enchilada casserole and boy was it delish!!!!!

    Gotta love those little trees, and the rabbit food.
    PrincessDi106

    Answer by PrincessDi106 at 12:02 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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