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I hope you can help me. We just got back from my mother-in-law’s house for the holidays and, as usual, it was dreadful!
My mother-in-law is a TERRIBLE cook! Saying she’s awful doesn’t even begin to cover it. Each year she has to call that turkey hotline because something’s gone wrong with the bird. When it is presented, it’s either under or overcooked; with each bite I worry if this is the year I (or one of the kids) is going to end up in the hospital with food poisoning.
Sadie is on a fixed income yet she insists on hosting us, even though the food (it’s all she can afford) leaves a bit to be desired. It would be so much easier if she would just let us cook or take her out for the holidays.
I think I have an idea about what you’re going to say but I had to get this off my chest.
Always Dreading Dinner in Delaware:
Dear Triple D:
Wow, where to start with this one? So you don’t want your mother-in-law’s crappy cooking? Try this on for size. Keep your ungrateful behind at home during the next holiday.. how’s that?
Of course I do think you should go but only if you adjust your attitude. But if you do decide to go, here are a few things you can try.