We have spent some Serious time talking about our mothers/fathers in the kitchen and their influence on our culinary lives. Let's turn the tables a bit---what do you think your own children/spouses etc. will say about you someday?
I think my own children will say "Couldn't she just have made us grilled cheese every once in a while?" "Did she not know any non-ethnic dishes?" "Did everyone really have to hurry hurry to the table --did it really matter if everything was hot?" or my favorite--"Wow.There was a lot of smoke in that kitchen sometimes!"