My husband is a picky eater and won't eat some of the stuff I make, but he will if his mom makes it: Advice?

I need some advice. My husband is a mamas boy, which I have no issue with honestly because she is an amazing woman. I love her to death, and she is like my mother too since I don’t communicate with mine anymore. He’s also an extremely picky eater, which is fine too most of the time because he will just end up cooking our family dinner (awesome)! My issue is that no matter what it is, if I’m cooking it, he won’t eat and just says its stuff he doesn’t like. He ends up just eating pizza. His mom, however, can make all kinds of foods that will have stuff in them he “doesn’t like,” but since she’s cooking it, he will literally drool over it. Now I know it may seem like maybe I’m just an awful cook, but I’m not. I have tons of people that adore my cooking and ask me for my recipes even. My question is, how do I handle this? I’m just feeling hurt and feeling like I have to compete with his mom, which I don’t want to have to do at all.

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Tell your husband to cook for himself. :woman_facepalming:

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Quit cooking for him

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Talk to him, if you can’t communicate then you have a much bigger problem than him not eating your cooking

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Quit cooking,tell him to eat out,or at his moms…

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Have you talked to him? Maybe he doesn’t actually like what his mom is making but doesn’t want to tell her he doesn’t like it. :woman_shrugging:t2:

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He eats what u cook or don’t eat at all.

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Maybe ask mil for the recipes she uses?

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Talk to him. Explain that you are feeling this way. Tell him he is starting to make you feel some type of way about this and that you need him to be more open to trying new things.

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tell him to eat at his moms all the time!!!

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By talking to him about it?

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I would sit down and have a conversation with him about it. Explain it just how you did above. You need to be able to openly communicate in marriage

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Stopping cooking for him

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Ask his momma for recipes, even if it’s for stuff you make and tell him you followed mommas recipes and see if that will convince him to eat it. Or tell him let’s find recipes together we can cook together and try that.

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Or just stop cooking altogether. Then see what he says

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I like how all the “stop cooking for him” comments are ignoring where she says he cooks a lot of the family meals and has no problem finding an alternative dinner when she cooks…
Have you tried making the same recipes his mom does?

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Oh for goodness sake, is this all you have to worry about, seriously.

His mom lies to him about the ingredients. :100::tipping_hand_woman:t2:

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Hm. When my parents were first married and she was cooking for him he said “this isn’t how my mom makes this” and my mom said “then you can go to her house and eat”. Savage AF and he never complained again.

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Make him buy and cook his own food

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