Mother’s Morning Meal: The Ultimate Comfort Food

What’s your go-to comfort food?

We all have those foods that warm our souls and bring back fond memories. For me, amongst the myriad of comfort foods I cherish, it’s the simple breakfast my mother used to make that stands out the most. A bowl of steamed rice coupled with miso soup is the epitome of solace for me. Sometimes, it’s the unembellished additions like pickles that make the meal feel complete. The beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity. It’s not about intricate cooking techniques or an array of exotic ingredients; it’s about the love and care infused into every bite. It’s a reminder that sometimes, the best meals are the ones that require no extravagance, just a touch of home.

13 thoughts on “Mother’s Morning Meal: The Ultimate Comfort Food

  1. Omatra7 says:

    My mom made something SHE called “American Chop Suey”

    Which is a dish from New England area ❤️

    Also sometimes known as poverty meal or goulash?

    It makes a lot for many meals or to feed many people

    Is elbow macaroni, green pepper, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, ground beef and seasonings 🧂

    Is delicious … is my comfort food ❤️

    Reminds me of home – New England … also reminds me heavily of my mom… so is sheer comfort when I repeat her recipe…

    Little piece of my mom and New England ❤️ plus is really yummy ❤️

    Have always loved that one meal

    When I was little it was also my favorite meal ❤️

    To smell it cooking – I instantly think of my mom ❤️

    1. Tasty line says:

      That sounds like a very delicious dish♪ Just by reading it, I could almost taste it.
      The food that reminds you of your mother is truly the ultimate comfort food.
      When I searched for ‘American Chop Suey’ on websites, the dish you described came up. It’s exactly the dish I imagined from what you shared. It’s something I’d love to have for dinner. Thank you for letting me know about it🙏

      1. Omatra7 says:

        Yes is very good ❤️ filling and even good the next day

        They don’t really know that meal in my area out here – but back east it was a thing ❤️

        There are some things I miss about New England – things like that

        The things that make you feel at home or a sense of family or friends?

        Flood back sensory comfort things lol 😘

        I hope you get to try it one day 😊👏❤️

      2. Tasty line says:

        Indeed, I think the flavor is even better the next day as it gets absorbed into the elbow macaroni. It’s interesting how even within the same country like the US🇺🇸, there’s a difference between the East and West. I’ve heard that Canada🇨🇦 also has many differences between its East and West. It’s very intriguing.
        I’m thinking of trying to cook it soon🍳.

      3. Omatra7 says:

        Oh yes – big difference between east and west and also north and south lol

        East and west like a different country… accent- how they speak – words used, foods, how people are, trends, etc 😮

        So different!

        You should try it – is delicious and yes overnight the flavors meld together even better ❤️

      4. Tasty line says:

        I see 🧐, even the pronunciation is different. That’s interesting.
        In Japan, the further north you go, the harder it becomes to understand the Japanese spoken by the older generation.

        I’m thinking it might be a bolognese version of elbow macaroni. I’ll try it.

      5. Omatra7 says:

        Lol… that would be our “south” … some southern states have massive drawl!

        So much that if you are watching a show and has someone speaking that way – they will add subtitles so you can understand what they are saying … even though it’s still English lol 🤷‍♀️

        Words used for things can also be different in North, South, East and West.

        Sometimes I will use an east coast word for something out here… and sometimes they don’t know what I speak of or my word is not same how they say it …

        On the recipe… little different than bolognese, similarish – but different … you will see … is amazing ❤️ 👏

      6. Tasty line says:

        I see🧐, so there’s a strong accent. Which region represents standard English?

        When you use East Coast words to express something, people on the West Coast might not understand. I remember when I went to Australia, I couldn’t understand the English they were speaking at all. Is it a similar feeling?

      7. Omatra7 says:

        South has strong accent – but then so does New England area or to the north east.

        Every so often someone will tell me they can hear an accent … but I don’t have one lol … I have lived in many states so if I do have one … dI have a mixed accent with New England influence 😉

        If I hear in someone else – you immediately know generally what region they are from – sometimes even the state

        There is no standard English state that I am aware of

        Most areas have unique little things ❤️ accents and speech is one of them 😊

        It’s a little different … you can clearly hear the word said, but could be different …

        Like for example:
        Back East they would say –

        “That’s WICKED cool”

        But on the West Coast they would say:

        “That’s HELLA cool”

        Lol 🙄

        Or I might have a word or saying they have never heard or don’t know what means … or just don’t use

        Is just different areas … some have crazy accents and some don’t – depends on where you are from or where influenced 😉

        I have lived in north, south, east and west… I love all their accents and words … but I really love the way New England speaks ❤️ I am from their … so to hear that accent reminds me of my family ❤️ love ❤️

        The south reminds me of my childhood…

        And the west … well I am here … many mixed accents

      8. Tasty line says:

        Your writing gives a sense of deep affection and understanding for the cultures and languages of various regions in America🇺🇸

        The way you appreciate the distinct characteristics and linguistic differences of each region indicates a true appreciation for the beauty of diversity🥰

        Such a perspective is indispensable in a world where people respect and appreciate different backgrounds and cultures🙏

        I actually want to hear the differences in pronunciation in your voice👂
        And it made me want to visit New England at least once✈️

      9. Omatra7 says:

        Well I work with all cultures … but besides that, we are all such unique and interesting individuals.

        Working with so many different cultures – and seeing the traditions and way they each handle or view death – you appreciate the differences and see how touching and beautiful each is.

        I get to see cultures in their moments of loss – so the realness, and raw … then you see the beautiful traditions everyone has – so yes very much appreciate the differences 😊❤️

        I don’t think I really have an accent ? Lol 🤷‍♀️😄

        New England is beautiful –
        Spring and fall are the BEST ❤️

        In Fall you can see the beautiful colors change… spring is full of lush blooms

        Summer has way too much humidity – winter is way too cold 🥶 …

        Their temps are different than mine

        Their 70 degrees is warmer than mine because they have humidity in the air

        Is historical and beautiful – very dense in population compared to where I am now… is old and where country started with settlers

        The history is pretty amazing ❤️

  2. food & foto says:

    love simplicity. love thoughts of your mother. love miso! <3

    1. Tasty line says:

      Yes, it’s a beautiful thought that both the process of birthing a child and making miso take around the same time—about 10 months. It seems that both are acts of love and dedication, resulting in something deeply nourishing and delightful. 😋

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