(We had both of these dishes a lot when I was growing up, so they are comfort foods to me). When I got there, she was making Linguine with Clam Sauce, Roasted Veggies and a Fresh Salad which was fine with me.
It seems that whenever mom is straped for time or isn't sure what to make for dinner, Linguine with Clam Sauce is what she whips up. She doesn't have a recipe, she just throws together the ingredients right from the pantry: Chopped Clams, Clam Juice, Olive Oil, Vermouth, Garlic and Parsley. If it is a special dinner, she will use fresh clams instead of the can. The can works well in a pinch though.
Dessert, in case you're wondering, was Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. YUM! This was ONE of my Father's favorite cakes when I was little.
What FOOD brings you back to your childhood? Do you still eat it today?