I just read an article about Jacques Pepin (google him if you don't know him). He was asked what his favourite LAST meal would be.
Bread and butter was his answer (being French, no doubt it was a fresh baguette and freshly churned butter).
Got me thinking about that. We all have so many favourite "go to" foods, I really found it difficult to choose. Steak? maybe. Fish and chips? maybe. Hakka "anything"? maybe.
I finally decided what my fav meal would be. Being of Ukrainian heritage, I picked
recipe at post 10 below
I grew up on Mom's recipe and when I was old enough, got the recipe while watching her make it. After all, it was ALL stored in her head and I was lucky enough to get it from her before she passed.
Now, my wife and I make it when cabbage is in season (usually just as winter is starting--January or so) as the heads that are usually available are too small to consider. I usually get two JUMBO size heads which makes enough for a roaster-size pan. Solely vegetarian version (no meat of any kind) is the way I was taught and the way it shall remain.
The pic above is not mine BUT looks like mine is why I include it.
Think about the meal you would have as your LAST meal and let us know.
The AYCE aspect of buffets disappeared for me years ago, especially so when I could not load up on carbs without really feeling it later. But I will go on occasion because the draw for me is that the food is right there, ready to be eaten, I can decide from one moment to the next what I want to eat, and I can mix and match foods that I normally could not off a restaurant menu. But, no, buffets don't happen often any more.