What is the best meal to make that everyone eats?

United States
January 13, 2007 10:50am CST
What doyou make in your home that everyone including you children will eat without any complaints? Are there several things that everyone loves or do you find yourself being the shortorder cook each night?
13 responses
• Australia
14 Jan 07
We eat lots of stir fry here. I grab a packet of frozen mixed veges, some diced chicken and put it all in a hot wok and stir fry until cooked to our liking then add sauce of choice, can include, soy, hoisin, satay, curry, chilli. I serve it over lightly steamed fresh noodles or boiled rice.
• Australia
14 Jan 07
I have found with my son that as long as it is easy to eat, not a lot of cutting or hard chewing (such as with red meat) that is required the more appealing it is. He is 11 and has always been like this.
@glummy (194)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
fried chicken, i guess..everyone loves fried chicken.. :D
@coolcatzz (1589)
• Canada
14 Jan 07
Yup it is hard when everyone wants something different. Does make you feel like a short order cook. But the favorites in my house that everyone will eat are lasanga and tacos. They go over well and keep everyone happy. Hope this helps!
@breezie (1249)
• Canada
14 Jan 07
In our house we only cook one meal and everyone eats the same thing. My kids are pretty much the least picky eaters that I know. My daughter will eat things that my boyfriend and I won't touch and the only thing my son doesn't like is mayo, but if it is mixed in something he will eat it. Some of our families favorites are Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti, Shake and Bake pork chops and anything cooked on the barbeque.
@Lady_Vincy (1543)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Pasta is the best choice. Everybody eats pasta. Then if you wan to switch it up a little bit then make different sauses for each person. That willmake the meal a little different and special for each person. Personally I only cook for myself so I don't have the issue of trying to please everybody/
@plantit1 (298)
• United States
13 Jan 07
everyone use to love my fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy and a side of vegs. That was when my kids were home. I havent cooked that meal in a long time.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
13 Jan 07
Oh all of my family including the children love a good bake lamb dinner, and there are never any complaints they love it and even ask for seconds. We eat a variety of dinners every night but this is their favourite for all of them.
@Rahleah (187)
• United States
13 Jan 07
No. I really don't short order cook. Most of what I make, everyone in the family will eat. I do make some slight accomodations based on an individual's preference, but I make the change to the entire meal and let everyone have the altered version. For instance, my daughter really doesn't like chili beans, but we all love chili, so I make it with very few beans so it's really easy for her to "eat around them." I have a daughter who was a vegetarian for about 4 years. That was a bit tougher, and I'll admit I did make separate dishes of the same thing for her (Thanksgiving stuffing in the bird and then a casserole that hadn't touched the bird for her), but we also came to love many of the dishes I made due to her preference, such as vegetarian lasagna, spaghetti without meat in the sauce, giant salads that you can make the meal of, and many pasta dishes that didn't require meat. Fortunately she was lacto-ovo, so we didn't have to steer clear of dairy or eggs. I have found over the years though, if it's meal time and you don't want any complaints, just have pizza. It's a winner every time.
• United States
13 Jan 07
Spaghetti is one thing I know everyone will eat. Plus any type of chicken, potatoes and usually any veggie. I won't make different things for everyone. The only way I will is if I know there is something I want that someone else doesn't like or if my husband wants fish...I HATE fish so I make myself something different. We try to make our kids eat a variety of things and so far so good.
• Philippines
13 Jan 07
I think it is no other than "fried chicken". I don't have a kid but as I have orserved, kids love fried chicken. I myself love it also.
@nettmu (396)
• Philippines
13 Jan 07
we usually eat rice in all of our meals.
@volatile (204)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I think that pizza is probably the most universal food out there. Though they might not be exactly the same throughout different countries the essential concept is the same. There are many countries that have adopted pizzas and put their own cultural twists on it. I don't think I know of anyone that does not enjoy some sort of pizza.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
13 Jan 07
I like nachos covered with cheese, refried beans, tomatoes, lettuce, green peppers, onioins, mushrooms and of course my lips. Mmmmmm I have not had one friend or family member not like it.