Well, it’s Tuesday, so we experienced Taco Tuesday for dinner this evening. We do something a little different, in that we offer choices for dinner. For example, for Taco Tuesday, we have BOTH hard taco shells AND soft tortillas, and we have BOTH ground beef AND chicken strips. And, then we have all of the fixins laid out, including lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and taco sauce. It’s basically a self-serve taco bar. Some family members only like certain things, and others have a couple different things because they like variety.
We do something similar when we have pasta for dinner. We only have one type of pasta. However, we have BOTH marinara AND Alfredo sauces, and we have BOTH powdered Parmesan AND shredded cheddar cheeses. Sometimes we have meatballs, onions, or mushrooms on the side for anyone that wants them. So, it’s like a self-serve pasta bar. Again, some family members pick very specific things, and others have half a plate of one variation and half a plate of another.
I sometimes wonder, is this normal or unusual, good or bad? It’s definitely good for getting the children to eat, as each one chooses what he or she wants. But, is it bad to allow them to be picky by having choices for dinner?