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The end of daylight savings marks the slow, dark march towards the Winter Solstice, also known as the shortest day of the year, and that march is difficult. Arriving and departing work in the dim lighting plays tricks on the mind, and add in the cold temperatures and your body isn’t quite sure how to function anymore.
Seasonal winter cliches start popping up everywhere come the first of November: comfort foods, warm peppermint anything drinks, and mulling spices fill the air. I used to think I was just following the crowds by indulging in the many cliches of winter, kind of like pumpkin everything come fall, but after careful contemplation I actually find winter cliches to be coping mechanisms to survive until the passing of the Winter Solstice.
Since that realization, I fully embrace the arrival of comfort food season as a necessity, and on that list of necessary comfort food is meatloaf. Comfort food is the combination of fresh, filling flavors with patience and time. The dishes are not overly complex and do not require extensive cooking skills or knowledge. Instead, comfort food dishes offer the opportunity to embrace the dark, cold winter evenings by warming up the house with the soothing aromas of herbs and spices and the knowledge you have nowhere else to be and nothing else to do other than to leisurely build this soul-warming meal.
Serving Size: 6 servings
Time to make: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Also works with: deer, moose, pronghorn, bear
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