I am actually a pretty good cook (you don't have to serve gourmet fare to impress the gullets of an average clan). What I made received few complaints or arguments. The strip, however, thrived on sarcasm and conflict -- NOT complaining about Elly's cooking would have been dull. It occurred to me that my family ate as if they were at a restaurant; food arrived, went down, and was taken for granted -- along with the cook. I wished my family would compliment me sometimes or at least discuss the menu. After all, a good meal is a sign of love, care, and affection, and should receive some praise! This strip was a personal cry for attention. My husband objected to the punch line -- and rightly so!