When my sister and I were kids and we got sick, the best way to feel better was rest and our mother’s care. When our appetites returned, the best way to completely recover was to choose what we wanted for dinner.
I know I can speak for my sister. Our mother is best the chef we know. And for recovery meals, it was a hard choice. But it was the kind of choice that made getting (slightly) sick something to look forward to. The comfort food menu was long and made and served with love.
Consider some of the top choices in alphabetical order: Chicken Soup, Lasagna, Macaroni and Cheese, Minestrone, Rouladen (the German dish made with thinly sliced, rolled beef stuffed with bacon and onions and served with its own gravy over noodles) and Stuffed Bell Peppers.
I can’t pick a favorite, but without any reservation this much we know: Our mother makes the best macaroni and cheese ever made.
The ingredients aren’t a secret. But to watch our mother prepare macaroni and cheese is worthy of her own cooking show. But as the accompanying video details, exact ingredients aren’t nearly as important as a chef’s touch.
The success of macaroni and cheese and any homemade meal comes from the chef’s experience. It’s timing and a feel for how and when ingredients mesh. It’s confidence in the preparation. It’s a love to cook for your family and friends.
The video below was made a few years ago, but it perfectly showcases a master chef at her best, making homemade meals from scratch and to perfection.
Our mother has cooked for us for as long as I can remember. I’m sure my sister shares the same opinion and memories. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.
(Special thanks to Bruce Aldrich (www.tahoetruckeeoutdoor.com) for the production of this video.)