If you're just a teeny bit bored cooking for your family who fail to appreciate the effort, here's some consolation.
Even Domestic Goddess Nigella Lawson's culinary creations aren't appreciated by her family. At the Hay Festival, she told of an occasion when she served husband Charles Saatchi a plate of prawn curry.
"He ate it all and at the very end he said, 'That was the most disgusting thing I have ever eaten. I wouldn't have said anything but I was so frightened you were going to give it to me again'
"He says there is nothing I could cook that could compare favourably with Weetabix."
What a relief to know even a TV and cook book cook doesn't get the love she deserves. My dad used to end meals with "I can safely say I never want to have that again". While a friend recently told how she insists her teen sons must take longer eating food than she took cooking it - cue long, weary meals.
Does your family appreciate your cooking?
Or have you managed to train up your children or take turns?