My Marvelous Mother-In-Law · 9 August 2013

My marvelous mother-in-law always treats me well, especially with the food she makes. And with the special treats she bakes.

One of the ways my mother-in-law, Bobbie, treats me well is with her cooking. She makes amazing meals. In the past, she would always have a wonderful spread with a delicious meat entrée, bread, the best salads, and of course, dessert. Breakfasts and lunches were feasts and treats as well. I always overeat at her house. And the past weekend was no exception.

Like I said, Bobbie always treats me well, but on this last visit, she bent over backward even more. She got food that fit my new eating plan. We had veggie burgers one night and pizza the next. Bobbie even got some fake chicken and fake cheese to put on the homemade pizza. I was delighted even though I do not miss meat or cheese. (And even though she worked so hard, I could do without having fake cheese again.) In reality, I would have been just as happy if she had cooked for everybody else and I had eaten the wonderful salads she makes plus any other food that fits my eating plan. I do not really need the special treatment. Then again, I am always grateful that she treats me so well, and I do not want to deprive her of the joy she gets in spoiling me with her cooking.

As much as I look forward to Bobbie’s meals (Did I mention that she makes the best salads?), I love her desserts too. She makes pies and cobblers and crisps that I cannot resist. I know I have a tough time resisting any sweets, but I can never turn hers down. Even when she is not completely happy with the results, I gobble down every delicious bite. Needless to say, I usually have much more than I really need.

Even though I really do not need special treatment, I was reminded once again that I have a marvelous mother-in-law who seems to dote on me as much as she does her grandkids. At least with the food she makes. And the wonderful treats she bakes.

© 2013 Michael T. Miyoshi

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