Thursday, June 29, 2006

Linguine with Clam Sauce

Weekly Dinner At Mom's
This week mom faked me out. She had told me earlier in the week that she was making Stuffed Peppers and American Chopped Suey. (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?


Jen said...

I had a shitty childhood
thanks for making me think about it..


Annie said...

Sorry Jen I forgot about the Lentil story. Oh yeah and I almost forgot, your mother made you eat homemade hamburgers on sliced bread instead of McDonald's too- What a travesty. =)

Jen said...

the horror
it was meatloaf on white bread
with the lie of "it's a hamburger!!"
NO - IT's MEATLOAF that's child abuse.

don't foget the shrimp cassarole..

It's sad to be me

Annie said...

I forgot about the shrimp cassarole...
Oh well just think, now you can eat all the cocoa crispies you want and for dinner at that.