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Old 08-13-2008, 01:48 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by sattie View Post
My mom and dad both could cook.
My dads attempts were always disasters growing up. The good thing was we knew we'd end up getting McDonalds if he was cooking because eventually he'd decide whatever he was cooking needed some beer added to it. God rest his soul!

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Old 08-13-2008, 02:00 PM   #22
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My mom does the baking, Dad does most of the cooking. Works out very well for them, and we managed to get dessert out of it ALOT!!!

Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:38 PM   #23
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My mom was the most wonderful cook but she really only enjoyed making desserts and all of them were great. She's gotten older now and doesn't cook very often, which is bad for us. My Daddy liked the cooking shows and he was the one who made the adventurous food. Most of his was really good also, and when he had a bad experiment we just laughed and never made that again. I mss him.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:25 PM   #24
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Attie, I remember our coal/wood stove well! One sister still has one, but it also has propane gas burners.

My Mother was a great cook. Nothing fancy, just plain and simple. She managed to get 3 meals on the table every day for 9 people on a very limited budget. Almost everything was homemade (I don't think tv dinners were invented them). We always had homemade bread, cakes, cookies, pies. Unfortunately I did not inherit her baking abilities.

When I was there 2 weeks ago, I made a bunch of her dishes that I loved as a kid and froze them for her. It was really sad, not only can she not cook anymore, often, she can't remember what she likes to eat.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:29 PM   #25
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Mine can cook!
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:30 PM   #26
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My knee-jerk response is to scream, "NO!" But then I remember she taught me how to make pork chops and gravy.... still a big favorite in my house...

I will NOT go to dinner at her house, but she comes over here and I let her mess around (and I do mean MESS) without interfering too much... when she leaves food out for too long I will throw it away - a mess I can tolerate - but I draw the line at food safety and cleanliness.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:39 PM   #27
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Mine can cook too, but mostly Japanese food.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:45 PM   #28
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My Mama was a great cook. I remember as a child I loved being in the kitchen with her "helping" her cook. Several of the recipes on my website were hers. I miss her.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:46 PM   #29
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my Mom can cook a few dishes, sorta. she says she cannot cook & we don't generally disagree.
my Dad can cook, though!
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:58 PM   #30
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My mom didn't cook much when we were growing up. I remember a lot of Chef Boyardee and frozen pizzas, haha. But with the advent of better cooking shows and with us being older, she starting cooking a lot more. That was at the same time I started cooking so I guess we learned together. Nowadays, I'm a little better at technique than her but she has a knack for finding great recipes, so we tend to eat well when I visit!

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