You get invited out for a big holiday meal, but someone wants to do the hero dishes (like roast turkey or potatoes. You could bang these out like a boss in your own or work kitchen with the proper equipment that you know, but hey why do you mind? Less work for you, besides it is all about catching up with folks.
You get to their house and it becomes pretty clear it is not going to turn out well. The oven sucks! Timing, well lets just say hopelessly optimistic! Tools? a broken egg slide and some rusty knives.
They turn to you and say "HELP!!!!!! you are good at this"
Mine was arriving to a turkey breast cooking on a BBQ at 527f with unevenly cut up potatoes in large pots on a stove top that cannot fit all the pans and a list on things to go in the oven that need 4 different temperatures.
Ended up using a cake tester to check the turkey temperature holding it against lower lip, reset the expectations of when dinner would arrive then started batch boiling the potatoes to minimise the time in the oven that was turned up to full noise.
Turned out pretty well in the end….