Monday, January 16, 2006

Sweet Thang...

I must have the best daughter-in-law in the world. Saturday, my son called to tell us that they would be stopping by around 3:30pm...after Brandon's polar bear swim for boy scouts. I thought it a bit strange that he would call...since they come by every 2 to 3 days...and they certainly don't need an invitation or appointment to visit.

I should have guessed it...when 3:30 arrived, here all three came carrying pots and pans of food. My daughter-in-law had prepared a meal at home and brought it over so we could all enjoy it together. This wasn't the first time they have done this...they 've done this several times before and it's always such a welcomed surprise.

Reva is such a good cook...and even when she thinks she messes up, everyone asks for her recipes. I remember just this summer, we had all gone to a football banquet for Brandon...all the mothers brought homemade dishes and desserts. As Reva was preparing her dish she discovered that she didn't have all the ingredients necessary and she didn't have time to run to the she improvised...threw it together...baked it...and off to the banquet they went.

At the banquet, I was sitting next to a gentleman and overheard him telling another man that he usually didn't like this dish...which he had gotten by mistake...and wanted to know who had brought it, because he wanted his wife to get the recipe...Reva's dish was a big hit.

Reva doesn't use recipes...she's one of those cooks that just puts things together...doesn't measure anything...and it always tastes great. My son, Brian, is the same way...he should have been a chef.

They both take delight in spoiling us with their delicious home cooked meals and we immensely enjoy their surprises... and especially the thoughtfulness and the love they put into preparing the meals for us. I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful son and daughter-in-law.


Franny said...

And you sure sound like a sweet mother-in-law! Its so nice when people appreciate your "art".
I am a bit of a whiz in the kitchen myself - my chicken club pizza with handmade dough has reached legend status.

Motherkitty said...

Be sure to tell us next time they plan an afternoon impromptu meal at your house. We will hop in our car and put it in hyperspace so we can get there just in time. You are so, so very lucky.

Anonymous said...

Thanks mom you are the best.We enjoy spending time with you both.
Love you both