What’s Your Favourite Dinner?

It’s the age old question.  What would your last meal be?  Or a less electric chair way to think about it,  if you could only eat one dinner for the rest of your life, what would it be?  O.K.  Fine.  Plain and simple.  What’s your favourite meal?


For me … it would be a roast beef dinner.  Without the beef.  Actually, I like the beef, but it’s everything that goes with the roast beef dinner that I love.  I love the mashed potatoes and the gravy and the Yorkshire Pudding and the turnip and pickled beets and the fella’s broccoli casserole, and whatever else you can pile on the plate.  AND THE HORSERADISH!  Roast beef (a beef tenderloin would be my choice, narrowly beating out Prime Rib)  is really just a vehicle for the horseradish.

There are other dinners that I might think are tastier, or more impressive, but every time I think about my last meal (and since technically I’m a felon I think about it a lot) I always come back to a Roast Beef dinner.

The only thing missing from a roast beef dinner is stuffing.  And I’m workin’ on that.  I figured out how to stuff a meatloaf, I’m sure I’ll figure out  how to stuff a roast beef.

The other thing about the roast beef dinner is it’s an all season appropriate meal.  While hamburgers and corn on the cob scream summer, and chili con carne with cornbread harkens up images of a cold, wintery day … roast beef dinner (much like a roast chicken) is equally comfortable in spring, summer, autumn and winter.  Notice how I used the word autumn there?  It’s my preferred word for that time of year.

So you know what’s coming now don’t you?  I’m curious.  What’s your favourite quintessential 1980’s perfume?  Oscar De La Renta?  Obsession?  Anais Anais?

No.  That’s not what I’m curious about.

I am however, WILDLY curious about what your last meal would be.

Have a good weekend!  See you Monday.  Or … maybe before.  Yes.  I’m being cryptic.


  1. Carol Hogan says:

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who thinks about what my death row dinner would be. When I bring it up in casual conversation, people think I’m weird.

  2. Vanessa says:

    I really have to stop looking at your site while I am Hungry… But since I am headed to the market on my way home from work, we will be having roast beef with roast potatoes, crisp green beans, homemade bread, scalloped corn and a vanilla cake with toasted marshmallow frosting. :)

  3. Mondo says:

    Filet Mignon medium rare, onion rings, corn bread, roasted broccoli finished with lemon zest and extra virgin olive oil, Cabernet Sauvignon and for dessert: devil’s food cake with white buttercream and Fosselman’s Cappuccino ice cream. then you could roll me to the electric chair.

    • Karen says:

      My favourite steak used to be the filet, but now, NOW I can’t get enough of the Porterhouse. UNBELIEVABLE steak. Same thing, medium rare. Seriously good eating. ~ karen!

  4. Kristin says:

    Butternut squash soup with sage-infused browned butter
    Beef short ribs braised in red wine and port
    Haricot verts with garlic, chili flakes and roasted hazelnuts
    Mashed potatoes made with tons of butter and cream
    Creamed horseradish
    Chocolate-caramel pot de creme with fudge on the bottom and a bruleed top

  5. Susan says:

    Black bean chili with sour cream and scallions, flour tortilla crisps with melted cheese, homemade salsa, guacamole and spicy pickled carrots. And a regular Pepsi with lots of ice… Banana cream pie for dessert. Heart attack preferable to firing squad.

  6. Dee G says:

    A dozen or three oysters; fresh crusty bread and sweet butter with maldon salt for sprinkling; steak tartare – the real thing with a raw egg yolk, onions, capers and anchovies!that you mix yourself; angel food cake with chocolate frosting; champagne. But I might need a side of buttered noodles or yorkshire pudding or how about both! And finally, a cheese board with lots of choices and shortbread and a brandy or amaro. Mmmmmm.

  7. Bonnie says:

    By the way, pet peeve–people who won’t share recipes, especially if they talk about the dish and/or show pictures of it.

  8. Bonnie says:

    My last meal would be a dozen cold salty oysters on the half shell; icy cold beer in a frosted mug; real crawfish bisque with the stuffed crawfish tails; a New Orleans boiled seafood dinner–hot blue crabs, crawfish, and shrimp with potatoes, corn, mushrooms, sausage, artichokes, etc.; and rum pecan cake with whipped cream for dessert. All followed with a steaming cup of cafe au lait and B&B.

  9. Brianne says:

    My favorite meal would be a compilation of all my favorite things:

    Salmon Onigiri
    Lobster bisque
    Lobster mac and cheese
    Cheddar biscuits (I have Red Lobster’s recipe)
    Gorgonzola encrusted filet
    Spiny lobster, grilled & brushed with butter
    Broccoli casserole (my grandma’s recipe! love it!!)
    Warm beignets with chantilly cream for dessert

  10. susie says:

    my 6 yr old boy love oven pancakes… just like your photo! we call them pannucakku (Finnish). maple syrup and butter!

  11. Shauna says:

    mmmm, I loooove Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding and am more on your side with it’s more about the yorkshire pudding & the gravy than anything else. We have it every year for Christmas – when our oven works and doesn’t ruin it like this year;)

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