A young family*, husband, wife, two young daughters and another baby on the way next year, live with an elderly female (the husband’s mother) due to financial constants.
They have a mealtime problem. The husband’s mother (who is in very poor health) will only eat mashed potatoes, peas and meat such as fried sausages (mash and bangers!). There is no chance of this changing because she has eaten like that practically all her life.
Her daughter-in-law has made things such as marinated chicken and pizza but her mother-in-law refuses to eat that.
The husband and children are tired of the mashed potato and fried sausage routine. I think that the wife is not too keen on extra work in the kitchen (making two full separate meals).
This is not the only tension that this family have and certainly not the most trying. They are doing what they can to sort out the other problems. However the mealtime problem adds to the tension.
Can anyone suggest what can be done with part of the mashed potato to liven it up? The potatoes are cooked on the stove top. They have an oven and a microwave.
What can be done with the fried sausages to liven them up.
Does anyone know of a lasagne recipe for instance that can incorporate the mashed potatoes?
Any help would be appreciated.
*This family are my relatives.
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