My mother wants to cook me a birthday meal.
I basically eat rice and frozen vegetables during the week. What should I ask for?
I was thinking maybe a bacon and egg pie I dunno
Does said mother cook said rice and frozen vegetables?
If yes, remind me to make an effort to treat my future offspring better.
Also, I wouldn't put her culinary abilities past anything involving the oven. Maybe a pot. Chili con carne? Everyone starts there right? Can't go too wrong?
Well, first of all, appreciate your mom for wanting to make you a special meal instead of just taking you out for dinner (which is the much easier option).
Anyway, just think about what your favorite foods are, or the foods that you crave but can't ever have, and ask her to make one of those. A bacon and egg pie sounds like a great normal meal, but pretty blasé for a birthday dinner.
It's your birthday dinner, so have something nice that you and your mom will both enjoy. If it's gotta be semi low budget, have a steak cooked to your preference, a salad, asparagus, and a baked potato with butter, sour cream and chives
If it's mid tier, throw some crab legs in there, too.
What's the one thing she's made that you remember best and most fondly? Ask her to make that.
For me, it's always a simple stir fry involving diced long beans, carrots, sweet corn, char siu and bacon. And a Chinese style boiled soup.
It's gotta make you tear up. If it doesn't it's not birthday worthy.
>I basically eat rice and frozen vegetables
>She is a competent and probably above average cook
If she doesn't know what you eat then tell her and go early so you can bond while she shows you how to prepare a delicious and nutritious meal. That's the gift that keeps on giving and she'll know then (if she cares) that you're looking after yourself on your own.
Frankly this should have happened before you left the nest.
This is the way to go, anon.
Also, bonus points if you like something that your Mom is really good at making, that's also "mom food," and stores well
>tfw I'll never have mom's based meatloaf ever again