Since I’m regularly recipe developing for my blog, I’ve been having some fun with my hubby and son, using them as “taste testers” (tough work for them, right?) to get a feel for if I’m on the right track with a recipe. My hubs has always been my biggest fan in regards to my culinary creations, and continues to be, but I’ve noticed a really neat change in my son’s attitude toward new dishes, and food in general; he’s starting to enjoy and comment more on specific elements in the recipes, and that’s a new thing. All I can say is, “Yeay!” Finally. Now, I feel like I can begin venturing out a bit more when cooking for all of us. After seeing how much my son enjoyed a Spicy, Cajun Salmon sandwich recipe I made (he ended up eating two with desire for more, saying that it was now his favorite salmon dish), I realized just how hungry I’ve been to see him really enjoy what I cook up for him. There’s no greater compliment that I could ask for, really; talk about a simple pleasure.
I’m hoping that my sharing this with all of you moms out there that continue to pour your love into preparing limited entrees for your picky eater will encourage you to know that a turn-around is more than possible. Tastes often change and become more refined, and though my son is still a work-in-progress, he’s becoming much more open to trying out new things. I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t give to see my boy really tuck into his meals with real gusto, and thank God, it looks like we’re finally getting there.