Apple Crisp & Goulash
L & El
El was snapping some pictures of the chandelier & I couldn’t
resist adding a little sparkle to the simplicity!
Hardcastle with El & L
*SOMETIMES I prefer a boring weekend. We had a picnic indoors and the next day we had my sweet Grandpa over for dinner. It was cold outside. In fact, it snowed for the first time. And not just boring snow… the biggest snowflakes you have ever seen. Like the ones you draw when you are in school, kind of snow flakes. I decided to make something more comforting and simple than to slave and stress. I made goulash! What is goulash anyways? I think it can be several different things but the kind I remembered from being a kid is basically noodles, ground beef and tomato soup mixed in.. I know not very glorious but kind of warm and comforting. And the squidgy sound of mixing it together was kind of delightful (I am not afraid to admit I am a little weird, but not boring, you see)!
*SOMETIMES I do the most awful things at the most awful times. I spilled twice this weekend. Once at a friends wedding shower. My plate of food all over the floor, very embarrassing. And yesterday I spilled a quart of paint all over the floor and walls…. this was worse than embarrassing it was just plain horrible. Thankfully we got most of it up.
*SOMETIMES, well most of the times, on Monday’s I get a little overwhelmed at everything that has to be accomplished during the upcoming week. But Somehow it always gets done or at least what must get done gets done. So somehow, I’m going to try not to stress and take things one day at a time. I am pretty good at this SOMETIMES!
P.S. Picture #3 is Hardcastle’s favorite meal. We call it Minch! His mom (from Scotland) used to make it and it is one of my fav comfort foods too. I finally cracked the code in what in the world minch is when I was in England last fall. After learning that they call ground beef, mince meat.. I figured that this was the original name but perhaps with my great grandmother’s Scottish brogue it some how turned into Minch!
Here is the recipe (I like to think of it as poor man’s Shepherd Pie)
*Mashed Potatoes (made with with butter and milk, of course!)
*Brown ground beef and onions in the skillet, drain the grease but leave a small amount for flavoring.
*Cover the meat in water and boil for awhile
*Scoop out mashed potatoes, spoon meat on top and serve with a side of peas.
I have a feeling this might sound gross or blah to most but to me it is a strange comfort. What food is comfort to you or your family?