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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My MIL is here and I'm so excited....

You want to know why? Because she is here to cook for me for the next TWO weeks.

That sentence alone could be the whole post for me. Like, hi my MIL cooks, the end.

I adore food, but um...I'm not a cook. I burn even the simplest things. In LA it wasn't a problem at all, because you can order in (oh LA Bite how I miss you) every night. Not just pizza and Chinese, but from some of the best restaurants in LA. Delivered to your door in 40ish minutes. It's one of the things I miss most.

I never had to cook. My kids used to think mommy cooking means, mommy makes cookies at Christmas. I am a phenomenal baker. I can make any kind of dessert; brownies, cookies, cakes. From scratch even. But I can't cook. I make a mean cereal and Taqitos from the box. Truly, without fruit and veggies you can steam in a bag, my kids might never eat a balanced meal these days.

My mother in law is a chef. Like for a living. Can you hear me sqeee over the computer? She teaches classes (specializing in Italian food) at some of the best culinary schools in Los Angeles. But none of that matters. What matters is she is here to cook for me...ok and her son and grand babies. Homemade food.

When she arrived last night (by car, she is afraid to fly; well really she has to be drugged to fly.) I had to resist the urge to ask her to cook for us. We went out. She looked at me, looked at Logan and said, okay so tomorrow I cook...but thanks for not making me do it tonight. Logan was like, oh mom, you know Issa wanted you too. Luckily she knows her son well. When we went to college we (the collective we, which was about 6-8 people) used to go "home" about three nights a week. Which is kinda sad when you think about it. Most college kids won't get a home cooked meal until Thanksgiving, but we all had one a few nights a week.

At the end of two weeks here, we will all be begging her to stay. Not just because we'll be eating homemade Gnocchi, chicken Parmigiana and....oh wait where was I? Ok, so we adore her food, but we adore her too. I am so thankful that she's here right now. I cried when she got here, I was so thrilled to have one of my moms here for me right now.

So yeah, the end. My MIL is here to cook for me!!!!!!!!!!!


Becky said...

omg that is awesome and i can relate cuz my MIL cooks too. she's not a chef but it's still good food and she totally kicks ass and takes care of me if i ever need it. we are lucky!

iMommy said...

I avoid cooking for the safety of my family. They complain sometimes, but I know that it's in their best interest... lol

flybunny said...

Will she come cook for me next? I do pretty good I just don't like to do it. Well I guess I don't mind doing it if someone would plan the meals and do the grocery shopping - will she do that?

Still sending labor inducing thoughts your way although they may get lost in that thin air of yours :)

Anonymous said...

Oh yay! Yay for you! Be sure she cooks LOTS extra and freezes some back for later :-)

debra said...

Yea! It is so great that she's there for you right now. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

My MIL does not cook. But I live in LA. Can i borrow yours?

anymommy said...

Just what you need so you can relax and that little one can make his appearance! I'm a little jealous (a lot maybe).

whensheworeponytails said...

Send her to my house when she's finished. LOL My MIL is not a good cook. Nor is she someone I'd be excited to stay with me. You is one lucky lady.

Mrs. Chicken said...

My mom made us dinner every night for 11 days after I had Shaggy. It was heaven. Bon appetit!