Everyone has certain dishes that make them feel safe. The tastes and smells that bring you back to your mom’s dinner table and remind you of what life felt like when it was simpler. Before the deadlines and the mortgage, there was…
meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Oh, and creamed spinach. That was one of those family dinners in my house that even my brother the vegetarian could probably still get nostalgic about.
Today was Monday, literally and figuratively. It was rainy and raw. Gary had to battle a lousy commute, Danny had tons of end of semester work and I was just banging away on the keyboard in the basement all day. It was a perfect day for meatloaf and mashed potatoes. (unfortunately I did not have any creamed spinach in the house). Jana will not eat anything with the word loaf in it, so we are clear to eat this delicacy until she returns.
Funny, two people asked me what was for dinner today and when I told them, they were both jealous. Meatloaf. The universal comfort food. (nice tagline). For me it is second only to rice pudding, but I reserve that for life crisis. Meatloaf is more the everyday comfort food, rice pudding is the ‘my life is on fire’ type.
So tell me, what is your comfort food?
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8 responses to “Time to Cry Tuesday – Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes”
Rice pudding, mashed potatoes. Not necessarily in the same entree!
Meatloaf…not a jealous bone in my body. That’s right up there with Beef Stew. However, a little chicken soup, chicken parm…now you’re talking.
Pizza… and anything chocolate!
Hands down chocolate and ice cream. I do not dislike many foods—but rice pudding will never be on my top ten. Reminds me of eating bugs. No accounting for taste Amy!! I’m with you on the meat loaf and mash potatoes.
Has to be macaroni and cheese. With “extra cheese!”, the 8-yr old. Moved back to the midwest and this is certainly cheese country (we live next to Wisc.).
Something from my childhood – toast floating in warm milk, yeah, ewww, I’d rather chew meat loaf. This delicacy was sprinkled with a little cinnamon and sugar. get well soon.
I hear you on the comfort foods of our youth! We had meatloaf and mashed potatoes tonight too, but a bit more of a gourmet version than my mom used to make.
Comfort food goes chic (again). Gourmet Meatloaf http://wp.me/puWta-3B
thanks for the recipe. always looking to mix things up