Stressful Lunch

Hazelnut cake - personal photo by Anna (@LadyDuck)
@LadyDuck (117998)
Switzerland
September 16, 2015 11:19am CST
I do not mean I had a stressful lunch today, I am stressed by planning the lunch for the coming Sunday. We have guests, a friend of my husband, and his wife. He is a very kind man, who eats everything you prepare. She is very choosy, nothing seems to please her. She does not like fish and chicken, she hates fried food sauces and I wonder what more. Now you can understand why I am stressed. People like her kill my motivation to cook. What would you prepare for a choosy woman like this? The photo is the dessert I am going to make - hazelnuts roll.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
16 Sep 15
Oh this is divine the hazelnut roll. It looks so lovely. I am sorry she is like this. It is really stressful for you. I would throw the food at her in her face LOLZ no hahah You could fix something neutral, I dont know does she like something beef?
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 15
I would also throw the food at her face. I am thinking to make something with beef and if she does not like, the next time we go to the restaurant.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
16 Sep 15
@LadyDuck Oh Anna..I dont blame you, she seems a very difficult woman and really kind of rude to be so fussy as a guest in your home. Yes, if she does not like this dinner you fix, then next time it must be another place I agree.
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 15
@TiarasOceanView I am hoping she stays at home. Who knows, a headache may be.
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@Rollo1 (16681)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Sep 15
That's a difficult problem. There must be something that everyone likes. Chicken or some pasta dish?
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 15
She hates chicken. I will serve pasta as first course, the cake is already decided. I am stressed about the main course, I am sure that if I prepare beef she will say that it's or too cooked or too raw.
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@Rollo1 (16681)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Sep 15
@LadyDuck Sounds like the kind of people you should take out to a restaurant. I love the cake though. I would come to your house just for dessert. You wouldn't need to make me anything else.
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 15
@Rollo1 I like so much cakes that I take a lot of pleasure in making them. I told to my husband that we had to go to the restaurant. He said his friend preferred to stay at home. This is the last time I accept.
@Fishmomma (11569)
• United States
5 Mar
We would be headed to a restaurant, as the stress would mean bad eating for a week. I have worked to hard for somebody to make me so upset that I make junk food for a week and call it dinner. My husband would come home and order take out from one of the Italian Restaurants fast to stop me from sliding into 1000's of calories.
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
5 Mar
My husband invited his friend to eat at our home and I would have never been so rude to take them out to a restaurant. Finally she was very happy and appreciated what I prepared. It was a great relief for me.
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@Fishmomma (11569)
• United States
5 Mar
@LadyDuck That is good news. I'm glad it worked out well.
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@simone10 (22271)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Sep 15
I honestly don't know what I would make. She does indeed sound like a very picky eater.
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
18 Sep 15
I believe than more than a picky eater, she is someone who loves to show that she is not completely satisfied to have an excuse to complain.
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@simone10 (22271)
• Louisville, Kentucky
19 Sep 15
@LadyDuck I know people like that and there is no pleasing them.
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@valmnz (12574)
• New Zealand
17 Sep 15
I'm afraid if she came to my house she'd eat it or go without. Your hazelnut roll looks divine.
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
17 Sep 15
I know what I am going to do, I prepare something that my husband, his friend and I like, if she likes she can eat what we eat, else she can have some cold roast beef. I do not want to stress for her.
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@valmnz (12574)
• New Zealand
17 Sep 15
@LadyDuck wise lady.
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Nov 16
It loojks really giid ffor the picky wo man I would jus preparee the same foodf as THE REST OF YOU she needs to grow up
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
1 Nov 16
You are right, some people should learn to have a more mature attitude. Anyway the lunch went pretty well.
@allknowing (55063)
• India
24 Sep 15
I do not know how I missed this post. Some fuss pots can really mess on'e planning which normally issomething that is enjoyable. I like planning more than the event itself.
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
24 Sep 15
I agree, planning and preparing is the best part of the event.
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@Shellyann36 (8454)
• United States
20 Sep 15
I don't like cooking for people who are so picky. I wish you luck at finding something she will eat.
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
The lunch has been finally a success. I cannot believe it, she seemed less picky than usual.
@SIMPLYD (74766)
• Philippines
18 Sep 15
The wife would surely love that hazelnuts roll you are going to make . But maybe you should not stress yourself thinking about the wife . Just cook what you think will please the husband only because anyway he is your husband's friend . That way , the next time the wife will not tag along anymore.
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
18 Sep 15
You are so true my friend, I have decided more or less to ignore her. Finally she decided to come with her husband, but our friend is her husband.
@crossbones27 (14888)
• Redlands, California
17 Sep 15
I hear you never understood high maintenance people. They took the time to cook a meal while you relaxed. It could be spaghetti o's,they took the time. You want steak and potatoes cook it yourself. lol
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
17 Sep 15
LOL, I should send her in the kitchen so she cooks her steak like she wants.
@ison_1 (1256)
17 Sep 15
hi Anna :) I would give her bread and cheese!
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
17 Sep 15
Hi John, how nice to see you around, this is an idea, else I will buy cold roast beef for her and I cook for the rest of us.
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@jaboUK (49979)
• United Kingdom
17 Sep 15
Why don't you just call her and ask her what she likes? I'm very choosy myself, I just don't like a lot of stuff, and it sounds as if she doesn't either.
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
17 Sep 15
I asked, she replied just to skip fish, chicken, fried food and sauces, but to prepare what I like. Anyway she is never happy even when we go to the restaurant. I think it's only a matter of attitude.
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
16 Sep 15
I would be very stressed also, I like the picture of the cake.
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 15
This is the one I made last week, it's a good cake, I think this can be a good choice.
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@xFiacre (10361)
• Ireland
16 Sep 15
If she complains that she doesn't like the main course just smile, say "Oh that's a pity" then go on eating. Hopefully she'll not accept another invitation after that.
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@LadyDuck (117998)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 15
This is an idea I would more than pleased if she does not accept another invitation.
@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
19 Sep 15
That looks like a fantastic Hazelnut roll - how did it turn out?