Meat Loaf. Again. Not.
At an outdoor socially-distanced family event earlier this year, my sister mentioned that she had never served her family a meal where meat loaf was on the menu. Mind you, her two daughters are now in their thirties so that’s quite the history of avoiding a dish. Although I don't recall it being regularly served in the house of our youth I do remember that meat loaf made an appearance occasionally.
I don't know why the subject came up in conversation. I generally try to steer clear of any controversial topics in such group get-togethers.
Growing up, I remember my sister as a finicky eater but I must have forgotten about this dislike of meat loaf. “Do you eat meat loaf these days?" she asked. I answered that while it wasn’t a regular habit, such comfort food has been known to pass my lips.
I won’t say there was a look of judgment or disbelief from her but I did wonder where this conversation might be going.
Thankfully, it went in an entirely different direction. So what did I learn from this exchange?
Sometimes, it's okay to answer and at other times, it's better to move on. This is yet another example of how things in the past are recalled. Fondly, not-so-fondly and perhaps, even despised. Why am I thinking of the phrase - serve from the right, clear from the left? Or is that the other way around? I digress. And now, it's time to move on. Again.
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