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Hi GALE ; If we were neighbors, we'd have so much fun...My family is part Hungarian. I grew up w/stuffed abbage rols, a eglar item on our dining table. .MyFather'sfamilyis"pureGerman" I make a dish called "cabbage saute" that is something like sauerkraut w/ carraway seeds in itubbygrewe up eatingwhateverwasleftoverfrom thehospitalkitchen where hisMomworked.coldeatlaf; cold mac & cheese; no microwave ovens back then He was very fussy when I, as a young bride cooked for him HIS RULES: : no casseroles; no chicken; nolamb; no veggies; & lots of stale cakes & cookies. Hegraduallylearnedto eat & enjoy potroast; steaks,lamb chops & platters f steamed fresh veggies. For 20 years he cose to eat nomeat.He still didn' t ike chicken or lamb;so hard to feed him then In SanDiego,our neighbor(a navyw ife wasJ apanese.For my birthday one year she made me a platter of maki sushi(rolls) I had never had them before & immediately loved them.Hubby worked; fo r a short time inPalmdale;an airforcetow& tried ushi on he ase. We both love maki sushi, ( the rolls of seaweed rice & cooked or raw fish/pickles.; In San Diego we both tried sukiyaki & BOTH LOVED IT.Here ,in N.H. i tis not available in most Japanes restaurants. Skiyakifor2 costs50_...Imay have to learn to make it myself or learn to live w/o it I'm sorry your husband is not an adventurous eater ; how boring for him & f rustrating for you Has your husband tried Japanese tempura?( beer batter fried shrimp & veggies? Since most men seem to enjoy beer, this might apeal to him.It's deep fried, not raw. Japanese salads often have a ginger dressing on them; spicy & aromatic;verya ppealing.What does your husband eat? If he ate here;he'd starve , since I cook very little "AMERICAN" food.Most of our diet is international;more flavors & veggies; less meat. I bought my husband a Qt of Kimchee for his Birthday in October and another in December.I eat very little of it.He finished it off tonight w/the sliced jalepenos & hot roast beef sandwiches. Sounds weird, but his dessert t of strawbery-rhubarb pie a la mode is even weirder In Response to Re: DO YOU PLAN MENUS?? HOW DO YOU PLAN? :
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Hi Ann yes we would have fun. Do you like Hungarian food?Have you ever eaten seaweed salad? I can't get enough of this stuff! My son's both eat rice and seaweed (Furi Kake Nori) I made sure to expose my sons to a variety of foods.I would always buy the seaweed for them by the case and you would have thought I gave them the world.My husband says it stinks and the boys would both chime in and say "this is good" both love Sushi also.My husband isn't as bad as my sister in laws husband his diet consists of cheese burgers and more cheese burgers now that is boring. My Husaband is a meat and potatoes guy .My father was born in Hungary and came here in 1922,His father was 100% Hungarian and his mother was Hungarian and Austrian.My Mom's parents were both Hungarian,Her parents were both born in Hungary,but my Mom was born here.Hungarian food,I should say Eastern European food is very rich,not so healthy but very good.It's funny but my Japanese brother in law didn't like Japanese food but loved Hungarian food.My husband will eat tempura.I love tempura battered smelts and veggies too.I could check with my nieces and see if they know how to make Sukiyaki and get you a recipe.Well like I said Ann I love reading your menus everyday,they make me hungry.