For all the times that my mother and I have stood hip-to-hip slicing apples for sauce
, stirring soups, and making big batches of chocolate chip cookies
, I don't know that we've ever really talked about
cooking. She grew up in the 50's and 60's, when convenience foods like canned beans and Spaghetti-O's were coming into popularity and the role of women in the kitchen was starting to look very different. I was sure she'd have some interesting stories to share with us for Family History Week; I only needed to ask.