For my mom's birthday I want to cook a nice meal for her and my dad. I want something vegetable heavy and vaguely Italian, or at least continental. I know I want to make her smitten kitchen's garlic butter roasted mushrooms (she loves mushrooms and butter). Dad doesn't like mushrooms so I need something to appease him. When I cook for myself, it's usually with the mindset that more cayenne is more better, kimchee goes with everything, and that recipes really mean 1 head of garlic when they call for 1 clove. Ideas for a happy medium?