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Old 05-26-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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DH is 74. He's never been fond of green peppers but I can sneak in some red, orange and yellow if I'm careful. We still have children at home and I think it is important they eat a good variety of veggies. But I'm very careful to cook around his preferences.
tomatoes "talk back to him" cucumbers are persona non grata for same reason. Fine --I can adjust.
But now he is saying pepper is not his friend anymore.

I have a big container of Paula Dean's "House seasonings" which is salt and pepper, garlic powder and for years I've rubbed any roast-either pork or beef- with it and browned it before putting it in the slow cooker.
Yesterday I made the most delicious pot roast-the meat was fork tender but he complained it was too peppery. I swear I'm not using any more pepper than I have used for 38 years.

What else can I use in place of pepper to give food flavor? When I see TV cooks add "a pinch of pepper" I cringe cause I've never been heavy with pepper but seems like I use half as much as recipes call for.

So we are having left over roast and veggies tonight and I'm gonna add some sour cream to the gravy to cut the pepper taste. Any other suggestions?
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Who exactly is DH?
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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web speak for Dear (or Darling) Husband
DW= dear wife
DS=dear son
DD= dear daughter
SO= significant other
FOB = father of baby or bride
it goes on forever
SAHM= stay at home mom

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Old 05-26-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Maybe add more cat hair? j/k.

I don't know. Maybe a bland milk gravy minus the pepper to "bland" the meat? Or maybe even give his portion a quick soak in some hot water to remove some of the seasoning?
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I know---make him make his own supper! He would starve to death if I did that.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Hate the "Dear..." web talk - so artificial.

But back to your dilemma: could you cook bland (without veggies, seasoning and whatever he dislikes) for your husband, take out his portion, and refine the rest of your dish for everyone else in the household? He might not like it that way, but that's what he is asking for.
When he gets his food cooked "separately", he might decide to go back, and try all the goodies everyone else has on the plate

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Old 05-26-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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It's only 2 of us and there are certain things hubby can't have: Black pepper, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, hot sauce, hot peppers , nuts and seeds, corn, popcorn. You learn to adjust. I never cared for black pepper anyway and believe it or not My stomach can't handle cucumbers and peppers like when I was younger. Like Elnina said make his portion bland and then season the rest of the meal the way you like.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, Makiki
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Maybe use white pepper instead? Just saying...
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:06 PM
 
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So we are having left over roast and veggies tonight and I'm gonna add some sour cream to the gravy to cut the pepper taste. Any other suggestions?
Yes. Don't use sour cream.

It's not good for his heart and arteries. Or your's.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:35 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Maybe use white pepper instead? Just saying...
That's what I was going to suggest.
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