…Or your grandma’s or granddaddy’s or whoever your culinary hero happens to be—personally, I have several!
Anyway, now that we’ve got that settled, please feel free to accept or decline the following holiday cooking Public Service Announcement, from me to you.
Flat out, your food will never taste as good as mama’s.
Come on now, somebody must tell you why your apple pie is pallid and your fried chicken is fretful.
Apparently, I am that ‘somebody.’
Yes, my love, I know… It hurts.
But be of good cheer, there is joyful news!
I’m here to call out your mistakes and to help you figure out how to fix them.
As such, you may refer to me as your culinary ‘good fairy’ or ‘kitchen witch.’
Allow me to thank you, in advance, for welcoming me into your home.
Let us commence!
There are at least 5 reasons why you’ll never reach ‘legendary’ cooking status within the realm of mama–and they are as follows:
You chose to use different brands. In the words of my brother, Tack, if you want your food to taste like Mama’s, you gotta buy what Mama buys. So, if Mama used ‘Dixie Crystal,’ do not get ‘Thriftymaid.’
You make unnecessary modifications. Substituting margarine for butter, using the ‘lite’/’light’ version of things, using canola for shortening in the can, Splenda for sugar, or, God forbid, canned fruits and/or vegetables for fresh. Of course, you must follow your doctor’s dietary guidance if you have certain medical conditions.
You fail to time your cooking. Simply put, you cannot start cooking all of your food at the same time. Start slow cooking things first, then gradually cook other items as you go by cooking fast cooking foods last.
You’re doing too much with seasonings and spices. Stop experimenting with everything you ever thought you heard about how to season things. As for my mother, she typically only used about 2 or 3 seasonings. Baking is the only real exception to that rule; however, my mom was decidedly not a baker.
You’re not cooking your food long enough (or vice versa) or not blending, stirring, or mixing long enough for certain items. ‘Nuff said!
Now that you know better, do better! LOL! By the way, there are plenty of other reasons why you can’t beat Mama’s cooking! LOL!
LadyG loves YOU!
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