I've noticed something strange lately on a few TV commercials. To describe the goodness of certain food items, the commercials claim that they are "restaurant quality."
The reason this seems strange to me is that once upon a time, the standard of goodness was "as good as homemade." When did restaurant quality trump homemade?
Today I was thinking about this strange paradigm shift and I decided that it is due to the fact that we have raised a generation of women who do not cook. They eat out. They drive-thru. They thaw out and heat up. But they don't cook. Either they don't want to...or they don't know how.
I love to cook so much that I guess I just don't understand why a wife and mother wouldn't want to prepare a home-cooked meal for her family. Even after all these years of cooking, it is such a wonderful feeling of satisfaction in hearing yummy noises around the table and knowing that my efforts are being enjoyed.
I have always said "If you can read, then you can cook." There are some great cookbooks out there...and the Internet is FULL of recipes. You can Google any food your heart desires and instantly have a hundred recipes for it.
Hmph....give me home-cookin' anytime!