Button up your overcoats: The weather dipped into the upper 50 degree mark a few nights ago and is below 65 degrees as I type these words (a task made more difficult with these mittens on). Plus I hear it’s even colder in other parts of the country, where it is difficult to imagine life being enjoyed by anyone but Eskimos and crazy people. So allow me to warm you up with a few photos of the most comforting of foods.
Meatloaf with a mashed potato crown proved a popular American dish in the 1950s and early ‘60s. Trick to potatoes not falling off is to glaze the meatloaf and then bake awhile before piping on potatoes. It’s also best to hand form the loaf and cook on a flat surface, not in a loaf pan. This allows the melting fat from the meat to roll away from the loaf instead of being absorbed by it (in other words: never make meatloaf in a loaf pan).
Beef stew over thick, homemade egg noodles will always do the trick:
Cabbage stuffed with ground veal and beef, rice and raisins. Green bean-tomato salad on the side because you must eat your vegetables!:
Caramelized apple pie for dessert. Feeling warmer yet?