That I hate having to cook around food allergies???
To cook a food that doesn't bother anyone I have to avoid dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, corn, and sugary and tomato based sauces. If I'm counting all of the things that bother Jacob somewhat that require rotation... well, I won't even go there!
I'm happy to make healthy meals, but it's so hard to make an interesting meal (meaning one we've not had hundreds of times before!!) without major planning!! I know I could leave the kids out, and they'd be happy to have peanut butter toast, but I feel like they need well rounded meals for dinner. Plus, they survive on peanut butter already. And I'm out of Mattie's bread. And how do I raise kids who aren't picky if they never eat anything besides kid-friendly because I didn't cook two different meals each dinner??
All of those creamy casseroles and pastas look soooooooo yummy, but I know they'd be gross if I substituted all I'd need to to make them. I'm just not good at that, though I try. I wish cooking were my spiritual gift, but then I guess God wouldn't be glorified in my weakness. I must say, He's not glorified by much of what I create anyway, weakness or otherwise.
It's just a drag sometimes!
But I want to do it and do it well! Because I love my kids and husband and want them to feel well and be healthy. I just want it to taste good too.
This is when I think it really wouldn't be bad to live in a kibbutz or some other close knit community. I'll clean all the bathrooms in the compound, just don't make me cook!