Roman is also starting to eat like a pig again, which means yet another growth spurt is coming. He had 2 lunches yesterday. I gave him a hot dog, crackers, cheese, and a Go-gurt. He devoured it and asked for an identical lunch. I gave him everything but a second Go-gurt, and he ate that all as well. Wow.
For dinners our struggles have minimized for now. I am trying much harder to cook things that Roman will accept. He has stated he likes ground beef, so I got online and got a bunch of casserole ideas. I also pulled out some old classics from my mom such as "Mac-and-Cheese with hot dogs casserole" and "easy goulash," as well as cooking up ye ole Hamburger Helper. I also made my very first grilled cheese sandwich last week. Yup, you read it right - I have NEVER cooked a grilled cheese sandwich. I had to call Doug to find out how to do it! (I knew it needed butter, but I didn't know if I had to do something fancy with it.) I didn't like them when I was little, and then... you know. Anyway, here's proof that it turned out good!
To go along with this, I finally bought myself a nonstick frying pan. When we married 8 years ago, Doug insisted on the fancy all-stainless steel cooking set (read: not nonstick). I warned him then that I preferred nonstick for so many reasons, the main one being I tend to burn things! I finally decided that after suffering for 8 years, I could spend the $20 and buy a darn nonstick pan. And oh, it's so beautiful!