Cabbage rolls bring back memories for me and I am not completely sure why. Ever have one of those dishes that left a impression on you but you can’t remember the events? This is one of them. I am fairly sure my grandmother made them for me once. I tend to remember everything she cooked as being there on the weekends with her and grandpa were some of my fondest memories. Taylor ham, Johnny and Hanges (the best hot dog joint in NJ), Carvel ice cream and trips in the car to magical places like Gingerbread Forest (now called the Fairy Tale Forest but long closed).
All I do know is when I make some of these dishes like the cabbage rolls, I feel warm and fuzzy inside and I crave to sit with her. Everything you need is tucked right inside this cabbage leaf; veggies, rice, meat and a nice sauce to simmer in. What more could you want?