I think as kids we probably all had a handful of favourite dinners. For me, there were four meals in particular that I was a trifle obsessed with.
1) My absolute favourite meal as a child was spaghetti bolognaise. If I was ever asked what I’d like for dinner, this was what I’d want.
The picture below reminds me so much of family meals. Obviously when I was little I wasn’t drinking wine, but the pasta with processed parmesan cheese and the salad with superfluous green things was my most favourite dinner!
2) I was also obsessed with spaghetti & meatballs. Not because anyone ever made it for me but because of the song. “On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, when somebody sneezed.”
To this day I’m not sure I’ve ever actually had spaghetti & meatballs but it’s still just as appealing to me as it was then. I remember requesting it constantly even though it was never served! I want to be this kid!
3) My other favourite dinner was a lamb roast. My grandfather lived with us and every Monday night, he’d make a lamb roast with all the trimmings, not dissimilar to this one from Snappy Street’s gorgeous blog.
4) And lastly, my other favourite. Aunty Liz’s crab salad. She used to bring this along to every extended family lunch. It’s not even real crab but seafood extender. And it’s filled with mayo which I am also not too keen on. For some reason though, this dish was a favourite! I really loved her garlic spaghetti salad too.
And now onto another topic. Pets! The last time I did a little list project on my blog, I mentioned all the pets I’ve had. Check it out! You’ll see a pic of my beautiful dog Mishka! Food to animals. Yeah, we just did that.
What were your favourite childhood meals and what animals did you have as a kid?