This recipe [sans the garlic and parsley] is from Elswet's grandmother's recipes and is quite old, as she got it from her grandmother. This is really good most anytime, but it's especially good when it's cold outside. This goes great with a potato/cheddar soup, for lunch, or with a green salad and jello with pear halves for dinner. This type of food is typically a bit bland. So we spice it up the tiniest bit to suit our more eclectic palates.