When my oldest son was home for Thanksgiving, he brought me a gift from his girlfriend: a cookbook from her college. I've never met the girl, although she's been invited to come home with him several times, including Thanksgiving. I believe she's a little afraid of my vast horde of people. Now she promises she'll come up with my son during spring break; we'll see how that goes.
Anyway, with the cookbook, my son gave me this card:
I must not be the only one who ever said anything like this, although, being perfectly honest, my line is usually, "Shut up and eat, or eat and shut up. But either way, clean that plate." But this is close enough.
On another note, does anyone know anything about salt substitutes? My dearly beloved was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure - get yours checked! They don't tell you that high blood pressure is the second most common cause for kidney failure! He's eaten my cooking happily for years with the tiny amount of salt I use in the pans, but he just doesn't like meat or eggs without salt. Any suggestions? He's one of those disgusting people who can "forget" to eat one day, and lose 5 pounds. So I have to make him eat. Any salt substitute recommendations would be much appreciated!