What is 4 Forks Rating?
Every meal/dish will get a rating based on who in my family liked it. If you have similar eaters in your family to what I describe below, you may know ahead of time if the recipe will work for you or not. One (or more) forks will be absent from the post if one or more family members did not prefer the recipe. A ’4 forks up’ rating means that all 4 family members liked the recipe and would eat it again.
Kim (pink fork) = loves vegetables, meat, ‘weird food’, soups/stews… ok most everything including liver. Not a big chocolate lover. Favorite foods: kim chi, anything with curry, Pho soup, fresh tomatoes and strawberries, vanilla-anything. Motto: “I’ll try anything once or even twice, even if it looks or smells weird”
Shawn (husband – blue fork) = Super meat eater. Could exist on meat and dairy products alone. American chinese food lover, Nalley’s canned chili. Does not like anything that resembles a soup or a stew, even if he likes all of the ingredients. Favorite foods: ice cream, chocolate milk, BEEF, bacon, ham, beef with bacon on it, extra sharp Tillamook cheese. Motto: “Everything is better with bacon, including bacon”
Zoie (14 yo daughter – left purple fork) = loves onions and any savory foods including most vegetables. Prefers chicken over other meat, does not like seafood. Not a milk drinker but loves strawberry ice cream and yogurt. Does not eat any fresh fruits at all. Likes curry. Has a sweet tooth. Favorite foods: spaghetti, onions, coconut curry, chicken soup, candy, cookies, ice cream. Motto: “Can we have dessert tonight?”
Allie (14 yo daughter – right violet fork) = could exist on cheese, milk and white bread/rice products. Prefers carbs over proteins. Does not like anything ‘weird’. Will not eat eggs unless they’re in something. Does not like ‘chunks’ of things in her food such as vegetables. Will eat salad and broccoli though, likes some fruits. Favorite foods: Cereal, milk, green apples, anything with cheese sauce on it, fettuccine alfredo, Thai rice noodles with garlic sauce (Pad Siew Ew), mac & cheese, quesadillas. Motto: “Sweet dreams are made of Cheese”
Empty Plate Award
In addition to the ’4 forks up’ rating system, we also have a special award for those recipes that will become a new family favorite. It is called the ‘Empty Plate’ award and will be very rare indeed, but we are looking forward to awarding this!!!