comfort food

Sassy: I use all kinds of recipes, a lot of them on little cards w/ illegible writing and smudy stains. A standby is the soup cookbook by Crescent Dragonwagon.

For fellow spud fans: Duchess Potato Soup

Put 6 cups chicken stock, 2 medium (peeled and chunked) potatoes, 2 medium carrots (ditto) and 1 small onion (ditto) in large stock pot. Cover and cook @ 30 min. or until veggies are tender. Run through blender in small batches.

Add 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp. chervil, 1/2 tsp. pepper, and 1/4 tsp onion salt. Then add 1 cup either evaporated milk or cream and 1/4 cup cheddar cheese spread. Heat it, but don’t boil.

It’s easy, fast and pure comfort food.



Hmm for me it is a draw:

Red wine beef stew with dumplings. God that stuff can make me so happy when I am down.

Tuna-Melts with a glass of ice cold milk (toasted bread with some tuna salad and melted American cheese on it)

Moms meatloaf, green beans with bacon and baked potatoes.

However I am most always up and never down so I don’t really eat that stuff for comfort (and for me it’s not good because that’s when I over-eat! :))

Time was I stood where thou dost now
And view’d the dead as thou dost me
Ere long you’ll lie as low as I
And others stand and gaze at thee