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.