Sundays. They were the best. Sundays meant no school, no waking up early to buy bread, and a lavish breakfast made by mom. Not all Sundays featured breakfast made by mom. We (my siblings and I), lived with our grandparents as Dad’s job took him to remote places which did not usually have good schools. But some Sundays, when mom and dad were visiting, were deliciously divine.
They would start with the whiff of aromatic Kehwa being brewed. We would land in the kitchen for a cuppa. And hover around to see what was being cooked for the special breakfast. And on days when mom cooked the Chole Aloo – Chickpeas & Potatoes; I used to be overly pleased.
I continued the tradition of cooking a special breakfast/ brunch on Sunday mornings. And I tried to add the Chole Aloo – Chickpeas & Potatoes to the menu on rotation. But as my repertoire of recipes continued to grow, I stopped adding it to the weekly menu. Sundays became more of a gourmet adventure with “what new thing is cooking”.
It was when our Progressive Eats Host, Lana announced the theme “ Comfort food – memory lane” for January, I got reminded of the special times I had with my parents and memories with this particular dish. And even though it is not on the menu every week, it is still a comfort food around here and we eat it with much joy as I did when I was a young girl.
Memory Lane Comfort Food for this month’s Progressive Eats dinner Party
- Cheesy Spinach Dip from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Welsh Rarebit Crostini from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Stuffed Cabbage from Mother Would Know
- Chole Aloo (Chickpas & Potatoes) from Spice Roots
- Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie (Gluten Free) from The Heritage Cook
- Chicken and Rice Casserole from Miss in the Kitchen
- Texas Tater Tot Casserole from Stetted
- Chings, Junior Style (Copycat Recipe) from Pastry Chef Online
- Chicken Cordon Bleu All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
- Chicken Nilaga-Boiled Chicken Stew from Asian in America
- German Chocolate Cake with Rum Glaze and Buttercream from Creative Culinary
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Never Enough Thyme
Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month’s theme is Memory Lane and is hosted by Lana Stuart who blogs at Never Enough Thyme. For our Memory Lane dinner, we all created recipes based on comfort foods which evoke feelings of nostalgia and warmth
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats, a theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out.
We have a core group of 12 bloggers, but we will always need substitutes and if there is enough interest would consider additional groups. To see our upcoming themes and how you can participate, please check out the schedule at Creative Culinary or contact Barb for more information.