"Just like grandma used to make" is generally meant to be a compliment, but if this Reddit thread is any indication, there's an entire generation that could benefit from a brief overview of the cooking essentials. For instance: Don't wash salad with dish soap.
The thread was titled "What's the worst meal you've ever been served in someone's home?" and the responses were terrifyingly bad. Some of these dishes were cooked by in-laws, some by grandparents, and some by significant others, but all of them will make you grateful for your own family's cooking. What might be more surprising than the dishes themselves, however, is the number of people who power through and eat these meals out of pure love and/or second-hand embarrassment.