Friday was my mother's birthday. She turned 83. For dessert she wanted lemon bars.
Oven Roasted sweet potatoes, peeled
Steamed Sugar Snap Peas
This was overkill. In general, they do not want more than one meal's worth of food. Otherwise they have a slow accretion of food building up in the fridge or they must suffer the anguish of throwing away food. Having grown up during the first Great Depression it causes them emotional pain to throw away food.