...and here's the BUT (feel free to throw stones)
My caregiver (Bless her heart... you know what that means) is driving me bananas and I know the majority of it is my normal, super picky, codependent stuff... BUT
She cooks these disgustingly greasy, over-seasoned-southern meals with ingredients that I CAN'T eat and things I would prefer Dad NOT to eat. We've already had two nights of vomiting and diarrhea with Dad after eating her "I Do Declare" cuisine. Seriously, must we put a pound of butter, a ton of salt and a "hock" of some disgusting animal in EVERYTHING?!?!
I've tried to be diplomatic (not my strong suit) and let her know that we need her in other areas OUTSIDE the kitchen, yet she shows up with a heart attack in a bowl almost every shift. I have left instructions and leftovers for her on meals for Dad, yet when I come home, she's prepared something else or somehow "southernized" what was intended to be a healthy meal.
I'm not kidding. The woman has gone through a jar of mayonnaise in three weeks (gross)!!! I rarely eat the stuff, but she doctors up vinagrette dressing by adding sugar and mayonnaise, because, in her backwoods world, salad dressing is supposed to be white (HUH?!?!) and sweet.
I've had to repair scratches to my granite counter top because she decided to slice something directly on the counter despite there being three cutting boards hanging in front of her.
I came home to find soapy water soaking in my grandmother's cast iron pan...
She took it upon herself to make chicken salad out of my farm-raised, free range chicken that I had cooked for myself and shredded for other dishes... Three pounds of it at $6.50 a pound!!!!!! I explained that I have dietary restrictions, so it's just easier for me to prepare meals, but she keeps doing it.
I know that in the long run she's saving me money and she's good with Dad, but I want her to STAY OUT OF THE KITCHEN (and other areas too, but this rant will be dedicated solely to Mother Southern's Cholesterol Crazed Kitchen)
I've tried to be nice, but she's costing me extra money from throwing away a lot of what she prepares. I've spent two nights up dealing with the aftermath of her cooking, and it's REALLY getting on my nerves.
How can I nicely discourage her from cooking or get her to follow the DA** rules?
In my mind, she should do what I ask because I'm paying her!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!