Northerners prefer cooked wheaten food. Our family members are all true northerners, so we all like to eat cooked wheaten food. As the person who is in charge of the kitchen in my family, I often make a variety of cooked wheaten food for the whole family, such as handmade noodles, steamed buns, fried cruller, etc. But I have a specialty with secret recipe, that is, deep-fried corn pancakes. I have improved the recipe and cooking process of it by adding vegetables or fruits, as well as eggs into it, which can be made into salty or sweet taste. It is so popular among my family members that my daughter could eat three at one time.
There are four members in our family, my daughter, my husband, my father-in-law and I. It's hard to cook three meals a day and take care of the tastes of three people. During week days, my daughter goes to school and does not go home to eat lunch, and my husband is an taxi driver, working busily outside for the whole day. I work in the community close to home, so the responsibility of cooking for my father-in-law naturally is mine. When my father-in-law was young, he was not rich and had suffered from the life. The vegetables were rare at that time, which caused a result that he prefer more food crop to fill the stomach to other food like vegetables, and this eating habit has lasted until now. As a result, his stomach status now is not good, and he prefers more cooked wheaten food. So he rarely eats rice, but often eats steamed bread, noodles, fermentative pancakes. In order to make my father-in-law eat healthier and more nutritious food, I often try to cook different kinds of food. So I often wonder how I can make him have more choices of staple foods, and can also help him eat more vegetables.