My sons were talking on the phone today. I was not paying attention. Really I was not.
Then my ears picked up the word eggs.
They were discussing recipes.
Both households have hot air ovens. We use ours often. As it turns out so does my other son.
Someone gave my son some eggs. He had heard us talking about hard boiled eggs and he wanted to learn how to make them. He called his brother instead of his mother!
Soon the talk turned to the best way to make vegetables. At first I found it amusing. Can you image two men discussing recipes in the 50's? Both would have been sent for conversion therapy.
Then I realized I have been replaced. No calls to see how long to leave a roast in the oven. No more calls to see how to make refried bean and chili. No more asking me about which spices to use.
I must point out that when they were young I taught my boys to cook. Similarly I taught my daughter to change oil in the car and change tire. I wanted Them to marry companions not mommies or daddies. I guess I did too good a job.
By the way for any one wondering how to make hard boiled eggs in the hot air cooker here goes:
Place 6 eggs on the tray and place it in the oven. Set the oven at 250 degrees and cook for about 23 minutes. Then place the eggs in a bowl of cold water. When the eggs are cool keep them in the refrigerator until ready to eat.