Being a mother-in-law has been one of the hardest roles I’ve ever stepped into. There aren’t a lot of resources out there to draw from, other than observation. My own mother was a terrific mother-in-law. She loved on all our spouses and cared for them. Mama always went out of her way to make sure that her sons-in-laws and daughter-in-law knew how much she cared about them.
Christmas dinner was always a big deal at Mama’s. She made Prime Rib every year. Sometimes she would get even more daring and add lamb – my husband’s favorite – and once she added Duck, which we all agreed to never do again.