Would you like porridge or gruel?
June 16, 2010 8:10 AM Subscribe
My cooking vs. a very picky group -- please help my cooking emerge victorious!
posted by Diagonalize to Food & Drink (29 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and I are on a family vacation, and we've been charged with assembling dinner tomorrow night. No problem! Except...there are roughly 11 mouths to feed and a crushing host of dietary restrictions! Eep! I love to cook, but I'm totally out of my element here and frantically looking for recipes that are:
No meat, except fish and shellfish
Limited dairy (goat cheese is ok, cow, not so much)
Very, very mild spices (two supertasters and a nursing mother on hand)
Most of these are restrictions are limited to a single, but different person every time, so food that accommodates most, but not all these constraints is probably fine, if I can slap together a reasonable alternative for the one person left out.
I'm in an unfamiliar kitchen, so I'm leaning towards very simple things. So far, my best idea is making two pots of chili, one vegetarian and one with meat, and serve it all up with some cornbread and salad. I'm just worried that toning down the spices will just make it too bland, so not having a good non-spicy chili recipe at hand, I would be extremely grateful for any suggestions or alternatives. Thanks!