‘Blue Bloods’ Star Bridget Moynahan Has a Dish She Loves to Cook for Her Son

by Keeli Parkey

Some of the most popular scenes in the history of the CBS cop drama “Blue Bloods,” are the Reagan family dinner scenes. It is during these scenes that the members of this family of New York City police officers have shared their triumphs and their worries. They have also had their share of arguments, but at least the food looks tasty.

One character who is a near-constant figure at the Reagan family dinners is assistant district attorney Erin Reagan. Playing this character in “Blue Bloods” is actress Bridget Moynahan. Erin has been shown cooking on the show for her family.

Turns out, the 50-year-old television star enjoys cooking in real life. And, one of the people she often cooks for is her son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan. His father is legendary NFL quarterback and seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. She briefly talked about cooking for her son, who was born on Aug. 22, 2007, during a 2014 interview with The Aquarian.

In the interview, she was asked to share her favorite dish is to cook. Her response included her son’s preferred dish.

“Swedish meatballs,” the “Blue Bloods” actress shared. “My son loves them, and that’s what he gets.”

‘Blue Bloods’ Actress Bridget Moynahan Released a Cookbook Inspired By the Show

“Blue Bloods” star Bridget Moynahan’s love of cooking doesn’t just stop at Swedish meatballs. In fact, she once released a cookbook inspired by the popular CBS drama. It is titled, “The Blue Bloods Cookbook: 120 Recipes That Will Bring Your Family to the Table.” She created it with the help of Wendy Howard Goldberg and Chris Peterson. It was released in 2015.

Moynahan talked about her cookbook during an interview with the 92nd Street Y in 2017.

“I grew up in a home where we would have dinner together every single night. We would have family dinners for every single holiday, so it’s totally normal for me to be doing that,” the “Blue Bloods” star also said. “I grew up cooking with my mom, and my aunt and my brothers are cooks, so it was, you know. That was the kind of environment I grew up in.”

Moynahan also commented on why the Reagan family dinner scenes in “Blue Bloods” resonate with viewers of the popular series.

“But I do think that people watching the show, we were speaking about it today, it’s a group of people who wish that was their life,” Moynahan also shared. “It is a group of people who remember that being their life, and we’ve heard from people that are now starting that to be their life, and they do it on Friday nights. And then they roll into ‘Blue Bloods,’ and so they are making kind of a little event, so you know.”