Another family tradition is that of 'wart gravy' (you know the kind, with lumps and what not), and I have faithfully carried it on into the next generation. In fact, I believe I am the only one in my family who actually had a rep as a really bad gravy maker.
Well, no longer. I actually successfully made gravy from scratch last night! Steve gave it two thumbs up (of course, he would be grateful to eat anything that is not fast food). Thank you, my old faithful "Joy of Cooking"!