Last night for dinner, we had pasta with my mom's spaghetti sauce. I hadn't had it in ages -- it's not really the type of meal she fixes when we visit for a weekend, and I'm rarely, if ever, there for a casual weekday dinner.
Eating that spaghetti sauce was so comforting and so good. I even had Rob cook me extra noodles so I could bring leftovers for lunch today. :)
It's funny how certain foods bring such good feelings. Everybody has a couple of foods that take them back to the comfort, safety and ease of childhood, or maybe make us think of a special time or place in our lives.
Here are a couple of mine:
- Chocolate pudding and cool whip - makes me think of "pudding in a cloud" that my grandmother would always make for us.
- Party chicken - a chicken dish my mom would make often for birthdays or when we had company. So good.
- Christmas cookies made every year by my mom - cherry bon-bons, mint brownies and sugar cookies.
- Fresh pineapple - reminds me of our honeymoon in Hawaii.