Posted by: notdeaddinosaur | January 18, 2015

The Joy of a Foodie Child

I do not have a foodie child. Not one living at home, at least. (Though I’m not sure if promising to try one new food a week but being an accomplished cookie maven qualifies as a true foodie. Sorry, DinoDaughter.) However I found myself jealous of a patient the other day on account of hers.

There’s a game in my family. We call it the “What do you want for dinner?” game. The object of the game is to be the first to ask the other, “What do you want for dinner?”, thus forcing the other person to make the decision. (This doesn’t always work. DDS’ answer is often, “I don’t know. What do you want?” In the context of the game, this is cheating.) But I have a patient who doesn’t have this problem.

Patient to son: What do you want for dinner?

Foodie son: I want that french dip roast something in the crock pot…Never mind. I’ll text you the recipe.

And he does. Here’s the link:

Here’s the recipe:

  1. Trim excess fat from the rump roast, and place in a slow cooker. Add the beef broth, onion soup and beer. Cook on Low setting for 7 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Split French rolls, and spread with butter. Bake 10 minutes, or until heated through.
  4. Slice the meat on the diagonal, and place on the rolls. Serve the sauce for dipping.

And he follows up through the day, texting:

Did Dad get the right rolls?

I’m leaving a little later than I thought. Save some for me.

Is it any good?

Is there any left?

(Answers: Yes, Okay, Oh yes!, and Yes.)

What a fun kid.

Not complaining. None of my kids are still at home, unlike the above-mentioned one. But it must be nice to get such a decisive answer to that age-old question.


  1. I hate the ‘decision passing’. If I knew what I wanted to have, the question would be more like ‘I would like xxx for dinner. Any objections?’ The recipe sounds delicious. Just put three large strip steaks plus seasoning an tomatoes in the Crock Pot. Making our own polenta later. It’s a PJ day, but that could change. M😊


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