My mother-in-law expresses her love with food. We are staying with my in-laws for the Thanksgiving holiday, and are being very well fed. She left us a sweet note this morning listing the different foods we could have for lunch. Before we arrived, she made joot (rice porridge with finely chopped carrots) for Jason, green beans for Laura, and curry for me.
Simply mentioning that a dish is a favorite means that she will be sure to make it the next time we eat together. Even now at 9:30 pm, I can her hum as she chops vegetables. She is making one of my favorite soups for tomorrow. She just brought me over a bowl of grapes to snack on.