Alice Anderson: Grammy Alice's Icelandic Meatballs and Country Gravy photo

In 2009 I su ered a traumatic brain injury. As a single mama with three kids working as a part time adjunct writing professor, times were tight before the injury. A er, we were plunged into poverty quickly. Not only that, but it was di cult for me to cook anything complicated. But ground beef was o en on sale at the market, and I remembered my Grammy Alice’s recipe—so simple and yet satisfying, the very de nition of comfort food. Instead of feeling deprived, my kids always felt like “meatballs and gravy” was an indulgent meal. Alice was the ...