On Comfort MealsPosted: October 19, 2012 | |
In the beginning of our marriage a zillion years ago, we had one meal that stands out. We both liked it, it was easy, and it was inexpensive.
But during the years, we forgot about that meal, until one day I was doing the familiar ‘what’s for dinner’ question, when I searched the far corner of the brain, where it was hiding, and ‘aha’!
We eat it a few times a year. Just the two of us. And it brings back those early years, when life seemed simpler. Our radio played only if the little wire was connected a certain way. We had no television. We were paid once a month, and by the end of the month, there were some strange meals. So, this is what we called our comfort meal.
Beans and franks, cut on a slant to make it more attractive. The beans have to be Campbell’s Pork and Beans, which I had to go to two stores to find yesterday. Lettuce and tomato salad with mayo. We never use mayo on any other green salad, just this one. Two slices of white bread with butter, and for me, a large glass of milk. The spouse adds a few splashes of hot sauce. That’s it.
Yet, it brings us back to those early days when things were such a struggle, and it makes us happy. Isn’t that what a comfort meal should do? What is your favorite comfort meal?
FYI – Knowing that I was going to do this, I knew the meal wouldn’t photograph well on my red plates, so I bought this little plate to present it. LOL