Me: What should we have for your birthday?
Me: What else?
Primo: I don't know. Creamed onions. We could have creamed onions.
Me: I don't want to be cooking all day.
Primo: All you do is throw the stuff in a pot and heat it!
Me: What?! No! You have to make a cream sauce, which means starting with a roux and then adding milk. It's some work. And then there is peeling all those onions.
Primo: But you just open a can of soup. That's all.
Primo: It's my mom's recipe. I want you to make my mom's recipe.
Me: Ummmmmm. Cooking does not strike me as your mom’s thing.
Primo: It's just Cream of Shrimp soup, some sherry, and the onions, which you buy frozen and peeled.
Me: So – alcohol is involved –
Primo: It is my parents.
Me: And – not much else.
Primo: I like it.
Me: Fine. It’s your birthday.