WELL PLAYED, MOM, WELL PLAYED
I miss my mom at Thanksgiving.
She was a fabulous chef.
Her grandmother taught her how to cook.
I make their recipes every year, and it’s as if they were here at my table.
However, the very best thing I ever learned from my mother wasn’t exactly a recipe.
She taught me to clean as I cook so that when dinner is over, there’s not much work left to do.
This drove me crazy when I was a kid, but I get it now.
My mother would be very pleased.
She loved to say, “I told you so.”
Well played, Mom, well played.