I have been married for 8 years and have a 7 year old DD. I can cook thrice a day, all kinds of veggies and dals and pulses. Haven't yet tried hands on items like sarso ka saag kheer etc because MIL does them and I simply do not thinking let her till she does.She becomes fussy and interfering and over guiding when I cook something new.And i am the kinds who likes to google or just listen once for guidance and try hands on my own on the recipes...see myself where I went wrong rather than someone constantly instructing me while I cook. DH says whatever I cook, I cook well..good enough. As an individual, I do not love cooking special things. I do not really like putting in much extra effort to learn or cook new recipes or special dishes. I prefer going for those MTR mixes kind of things. I cook different tiffin items for DD like paranthas, sandwiches, poha, macaroni , pasta, french toast and few more but for dosa idli upma and any other such items which are not a routine item in a punjabi family like mine I prefer going foe the readymix packets. And this questions many a times haunts me... Is this s negative point in me?? Because MIL used to cook special items, so does SIL...Both of them came to families where this was kind of a trend and their DHs like this extra effort special cooking. For my DH...he says better cook fast and give me and DD that extra time rather than putting in hours in preparation and cooking. He says we have restaurants to enjoy that once in a while special meal and you too can have rest from the daily routine. But when in laws tells off and on SIL made this and that and that I will cook this some day I used to cook that(yes she used to..used to), I start feeling that I too should do all t hat but I just don't feel like. As compared to them, I am a work from home mom and I definitely am much better at managing home and keeping it clean. STill the question haunts me at times :-( Is it okay not to be a cooking lover and be a simple daily cook??