In the midst of this wintry weather, many seek refuge in comfort food.  My idea of comfort food is the classic meatloaf and mash potatoes.  I use about a quarter cup of evaporated milk per pound of ground, chuck.  The milk adds moisture to the cooked loaf.  For a healthier option, I sometimes use low fat milk.  The milk can be substituted with white wine for additional moisture and flavor.  Instead of the standard mash potato, I add parsnips.  Mashing the parsnips and potatoes together with butter, cream, and a taste of salt, you can create the most comforting plate.  Baby carrots, which I cook down in a little chicken stock lightly sweetened with sugar, completes this flavorful dinner that can be served on the coldest winter evening.

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Categories: Food Wine and Spirits, Urban Aristocrats

Author:Miss Metropolitan Junkie

Raised in the Bronx; spending the majority of my days in the Midtown section of Manhattan, I have a fabulous addiction to life in New York City. I'm a lifestyle writer and social blogger. I enjoy traveling and photographing foods, landscapes, and people in their natural element. I also enjoy attending parades and street festivals in New York City; capturing the spirit and positive energy on video and in photographs. I style people's lives by offering them tips on fashion, food & wine, dining & entertaining, arts & culture, and more!


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  1. January 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM #

    >This is a great idea

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