You’re not biased. It’s just a fact: Your Mom cooks better than anyone else. Period. End of story. But, for those skeptics who insist that just because she doesn’t have a Michelin star, or a bestselling cookbook, and okay, there’s that time the fire department had to stop by because she got that pot roast just a little too well done, we’ve got your back. Just show them this list, along with your Mom’s garlicky shrimp alfredo bake recipe. They’ll be eating their words in no time.
She Never Needs A Recipe.
Don’t even bother asking for measurements, either — she knows how much to use from memory, and by taste, which means she can easily adjust a dish to feed five or fifteen, all by her expert eyeballing of ingredients. And she isn’t constantly stopping to refer to the ingredients, or measure things out, so dinner’s on the table in half the time it’d take anyone less experienced.
She’s Not A Food Snob.
Mom understands that some days call for tater tots. Topped with queso. And loaded with crumbled bacon, then folded into some vaguely nutritious meal (hey, there’s frozen broccoli in it!) she calls a hotdish. And you know what? You’d take it over foie gras any day.
She Doesn’t Judge Your Weird Taste.
Your friends may freak out over your love of ketchup on scrambled eggs (or ketchup on anything, really), but not Mom. She busts out the 54-ounce bottle of Heinz at every brunch gathering with pride, because she knows what you like, and she has no problem supporting you in every way. Even those habits that should maybe, probably be retired (like that whole matching-velour-tracksuit phase).
She Always Makes It JUST How You Like It.
Sure, AI may be getting close — after all, the $1,500 June oven uses a probe to make sure your salmon is perfectly cooked, alerting you if it’s getting scorched — but maybe you prefer your fish well done. Make that extra well done. The computer may protest, but Mom won’t. Just like she doesn’t judge your bizarre penchant for putting chopped hot dogs in your bolognese (love IS blind!), she’s accustomed to your tastes, so she makes everything according to your palate. It doesn’t hurt, of course, that your palate is probably very similar to hers, given the shared genetics and the fact that she raised you on her way of cooking, but still. You like what you like.
She Does YOUR DISHES … And Doesn’t Complain
Use the opportunity to chat while you scrub. Who knows — that quality time could help her live longer, according to recent reports.