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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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