Are you seriously discouraged by picky or "old-fashioned" eaters

Like most cooks, I love to see my family/friends eat what I create. My son's fiance (who is European) & her 2 children from a previous marriage are blessings - they're open to trying EVERYTHING! However, my dearly beloved - who is a stellar husband - is pretty much a meat & potatoes guy:) At the moment, I only stretch when the kids are here for dinner, because sometimes I get a little "down". Do picky-eaters affect your enthusiasm? How do you handle it? I sincerely love Mr. Strangetimes, but the man isn't happy if I make fettuccine & meatballs instead of spaghetti & meatballs. LOL. Anyone else handling this phenomenon?

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