A lot of posters seem to have had mothers who were really bad cooks, who hated cooking, or came up with exceptionally weird food. Some have mentioned that Mom was so disinterested in cooking and that they started to do the all cooking at age seven. Other Moms got sidetracked and dead-ended by canned and convenience foods. Although others than appeared maxed out at opening a can of cat food. Mom's cooking has engendered threads about “weird dishes found only in your family”, “atrocious casseroles” (e.g., banana and chicken liver), and the worst stuff your Mom made. Most of these posters are clearly satisfied that they overcame such childhood deprivation to become Hounds and cooks. But NO THANKS to MOM!
But my mom and aunts were from scratch, multi-cuisine, no canned or prepared foods, great cooks, foragers, and bakers. I’m a pretty good cook, but not as good as Mom was.
Was your Mom a kitchen train-wreck or kitchen saint?