What is your mother’s specialty dish? In other words, what food makes you salivate at the thought of it?
My mother would say her specialty dish is her "World's Best Lasagna," and it is good. However, if I had to eat one dish and one dish alone for the rest of my life, it would be her chili. I don't get to eat it any more because I'm vegetarian (so I guess I would have to pick the meat out every meal if that really was the only thing I could eat). If she would make it for me with either meat substitute or just no meat at all, I would be in heaven. I would also weigh 900 pounds if I could eat as much of it as I wanted.
She also makes a mighty fine spread for Thanksgiving, but she's in pain for days after all the work she puts into it (we're in pain for days after all of it that we put into us). I would just as soon order pizza for Thanksgiving so she wouldn't hurt.