A Plea for Cutting Back on the Fancy Cooking At Home?
Ran across this article cross-linked in Slate.com. It is written by the busy mom/cook who had been confronted by the fact that the relatively complex dishes she makes are unappreciated (perhaps not understood?) by her family:
To summarize the bottom line, it's not a bad thing to stick a set of dishes you do well that most of your "customers" like, at least most of the time. There's a sweet spot between boring predictability and incomprehensible change. This strikes me as particularly true for children and non-foodie types. It's good not to give kids just the same old same old, but on the other hand... who are you impressing, really?