Posted by: literallydelicious | May 1, 2010

My Favorite Meal

Truth is, I can’t possibly narrow it down to one. My favorite breakfast is diced potatoes scrambled with eggs, onions, bell peppers, cilantro and hot sauce and scooped up with flour tortillas.

My favorite quick meal is boiled shrimp served with egg rolls from the freezer, sliced cucumber and two sauces: soy sauce stirred into sour cream, and Sriracha hot sauce also stirred into sour cream. (And if I can’t have Daisy Lite Sour Cream, I don’t have the rest, either.)

I love pot roast slow cooked in beef broth with potatoes, onions and lots of carrots — and ketchup to dip the roast into. (My mother-in-law was appalled the first time I did that. Of course, she was appalled the first time she saw me take a bite of potato skin, too.)

New red potatoes boiled until tender, drained, drenched in butter and sprinkled with parsley — a meal all on its own.

Another: fresh ripe tomatoes, diced, with chunks of cucumber and feta cheese, drizzled with a bit of olive oil and a whole lot of balsamic.

New red potatoes, green beans, bacon and a ham shank or hock — to die for. A few more weeks, and I can hit Conrad Farm in Bixby and green-bean myself into a coma.

Baby back ribs, corn salsa and baked beans . . . yumm.

Some meals are my favorites because of the flavors and textures, with each dish complementing the others perfectly. And some, because of the memories. I don’t think I ever went to a church function (unless it was a bean supper) that didn’t have fried chicken, creamy potato salad and green-pea salad, so that menu always takes me back. Tuna salad sandwiches, chips and store-bought cookies were the menu when my aunt Shirley took us to the lake. Give me a whiff of that –or Coppertone — and I’m floating in the sun again.

Sustenance, science, art, memory — so many levels to appreciate food!



  1. Food and memories–go together like soup and sandwich, doesn’t it? LOL.
    You left the basil out of that tomato and feta cheese yummy. Fresh basil is to die for!
    My fav breakfast? Biscuits and gravy–ala Mama.

    • You’re right — I did forget the basil. It’s one of those things I like in moderation (unlike cilantro, which I believe more is always better). With basil, if a recipe calls x amount, that’s exactly what I use. But, man, when it’s not there, you really miss it.

      Biscuits and gravy and fried potatoes . . . yummm.

  2. Oh, yeah. Yurrrrm!

  3. I have so many favorite meals. Probably because I love to eat. Okay, here I go

    Rotesserie chicken with rye bread and butter, potatoe chips, and cheddar cheese.

    Borscht with sourcream and bagels with cream cheese.

    Chef salad

    Chicken salad sandwiches with beanless chili.

    I’m going to stop now because I’m making myself hungry.

    • Making me hungry, too! I love rotisserie chicken! Love your chicken salad, too.
      I’ve never had borscht that I can recall. I’ll have to give it a shot sometime.

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