I am a single mom to a wonderful autistic boy. We don't have much family. So when we had out Easter dinner, it was just the 2 of us.
I slaved and cooked a small turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce (not canned), steamed broccoli and carrot cake with cream cheese icing.
My son took a bite of stuffing and gagged "it feels weird". He didn't like the turkey because it was "too soft" I sweated and basted my butt off to make it that way on purpose. The cranberry sauce apparently isn't a food, "I can't eat that, it's jam."
He ate an entire plate of broccoli.
Then announced himself too ful for the cake I made.
Why did I even bother making us dinner?
**so I don't have to explain in replies kids with autism have certain texture issues. It is not a discipline or etiquette issue. It's something you learn to roll with (to an extent) as an autism mom.