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100 Recipes Every Mom (or Dad) Should Know, Chowhound edition


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100 Recipes Every Mom (or Dad) Should Know, Chowhound edition

The Dairy Queen | | Jul 21, 2013 03:23 AM

So, I've seen a couple of cookbooks out there "100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know" and "100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in her Back Pocket"; I'm wondering if we could come up with a Chowhound version of these lists. I figure that the meals I put on the table for the next decade and a half will end up being the dishes my child looks back at (hopefully) fondly in 30 years, the dishes he remembers from his childhood that remind him of home.

My list from childhood would include my mom's spaghetti with meat sauce, chili, pot roast, her Thanksgiving turkey stuffing, and grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup. My grandmother's fudge, brownies, pop corn balls, chili, chicken soup, pancakes all make my list.

But, which essential dishes from my cooking repertoire today will someday make my grown child's list? Or, which would I want, anyway?

Looking at what we cook today I hope it would be my pulled pork, catfish sloppy joes, my husband's spaghetti and chili, chicken quinoa hot dish, my husband's rhubarb pie, dan dan noodles, enchiladas... Hopefully my roast chicken, since I cook it all the time.

Hmmm not sure what else , but I wish I had a good chocolate chip cookie in my repertoire. A pad Thai.

What would be on your essential list of dishes you'd want your kid to remember fondly from his or her childhood? I debated putting this on General Chowhounding Topics, but I wanted people to share their tried and true recipes, if they wanted.

What's on your list (that maybe should be on my list, too?)