Monday, December 12, 2005

Comfort Food

My mother can't cook. She overcooks EVERYTHING because she's afraid of e-coli and salmonella. The only thing I ever really liked that she made was her beef stew. Now, I make it myself. It's really tasty, and simple. It's just stewing beef, potatoes, carrots, a couple of onions, and some rutabaga in plain water, no herbs or seasonings, left to simmer all day. The meat comes out melt- in -your- mouth tender, the potatoes fall apart, and when you walk in the door on a cold day, and that smell hits you...heaven! A plate of this, with the potatoes mashed into the broth with lots of butter is about the best comfort food I've ever had.


Blogger Peter Gibbons said...

Good stew. Even us vegetable-haters like it.

(Makes me poopy though)

"e-coli and salmonella" You've never ever had either one, have you?

I think a thank you card to Mom is in order.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Beef Stew is the only food I will eat ketchup in.

Mmmm, carrots, meat and ketchup!

That's good shit!

4:56 PM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

I forgot the fluffy dumplings you put in during the last half hour.
Damnit, I still want one of those stupid cinnamon buns

6:16 PM  

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