High school Home Ec. back in the day taught us essentials like "White Sauce" and recipes we despised like Eggs á la Goldenrod. Turns out, it's a classic and when not being forced to become happy homemakers, it is really quite delicious. The secret is in the sauce!
The first day of school is the first day of the queen of comfort food, the pot roast. Just be sure to use a cut that is not too lean. Other than that, it's hard to go wrong. We all remember coming home from school to the smell of this deliciousness as our soft landing.
Sometimes the lure of a traditional recipe is just what's needed. Though we don't all have a basic bread recipe that we can simply modify, if we did, the base bread of this beauty would be a good one to choose!
The thing about funerals is that, unlike holiday meals where the hostess is expected to do it all, it's suddenly ok to pitch in and bring something. Funeral potatoes are a perennial favourite, and Three-bean salad smacks of tradition and family.