Mom is a good cook, she just doesn't love to cook. She was perfectly happy to let meme or I do it, which worked well for us, because we loved to cook.
Don't let that fool you into thinking she does not understand that food is made of love. In addition to canning, Mom has always loved baking. She taught herself how to make cakes in high school, turned it into a business, and has always loved making cakes. Even when, perhaps, it might of been better to not make the cakes.....but that is another story, for another time. Perhaps.
For Emilie and Chris's wedding, Dominique made 17 separate wedding cakes - all eight or nine inch rounds. In 14 different flavors. Raspberry, almond, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and a whole bunch I don't remember. It was a crazy way to spend 3 days before the wedding, as the mother of the bride has a few things going on....I guess I did go into that other story, at least a little bit. But the end result was wonderful, delicious, and added food made of love to our daughters wedding.
At least I was not crazy enough to try to cook for 200 guests.....