My elderly mother has been having some health issues and I've been realizing how helpless my father is in the kitchen. He's 75 years old, military-retired and has pretty much relied on my mother to take care of all the cooking and cleaning for most of their lives. Not that he's a chauvinist, but he's always just been used to sitting down and having meals appear and dirty dishes disappear. I'm now helping to take care of them, but left to his own devices, if he has to get his own meal, he will either microwave some hotdogs, or have a bowl of soup (heated in microwave) and a peanut butter sandwich. He doesn't seem to be very comfortable using the oven or stovetop. Wondered if others find this is pretty common with this generation?