“Everything looks lovely, dear. Did you, by chance, ever get to look at that recipe book I gave you a few years ago? There’s really good holiday meal ideas in there, it might help you the next time,” Mama Jean told daughter-in-law Stacy Adam’s. “Not that I’m complaining. I see the work you’ve done, but if COVID hadn’t have taken away my sense of taste and smell, it’d be a different story. Hey, Joe, whatever happened to that nice girl you dated back in high school? I remember she was a really good cook.”

By Emily Sanchez

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