My Mom always cooked things from scratch. Home made sauerbraten with spaetzle, Spaghetti Sauce made from tomatoes we grew, home made bread and wheat germ sprinkled on everything along with sprouts of some sort! We loved and enjoyed all of her food!
It made her so mad, though, that when she would go to her "easy, busy day dinner" which was not often, believe me, Franco American spaghetti, baked beans and the cheapest of the cheap hotdogs we would rave about it like it was the best thing ever!
Now I understand, I consider myself a very good cook and I think my family does too. My "busy day dinner" is frozen fish sticks, frozen French fries and mozzarella sticks. The first time I made this everyone raved about it! Now I know how my Mom felt!!