Thanks to all who submitted their funny mother-in-law cooking story to the Mother's Day Contest to win a copy of Shiva's Arms, and congratulations to our two winners: Dan_Doll and Anon!
The prize-winning entries-
The first day I met her, she was cooking seafood. I said, "What's that?" and instead of tentacles she mistakenly told me "testicles."
The first time I cooked an Easter ham for my in-laws, I used my mother-in-law's recipe of baking the ham in a brown paper bag; her ham always turned out so delicious, but mine didn't, since I forgot to take off the plastic that covered the ham. The cake I made from scratch didn't go over so well either--I don't know how I screwed that one up, but you could tap on it with the handle of a butter knife and think someone was knocking on the door!