Wednesday, November 11, 2009
John and I were supposed to make mole chicken last night, but then we decided to shelve it in favor of making grilled cheeses and tomato soup. We weren't feeling like cooking, you see. And this got me thinking about comfort food.
By comfort food, I mean food that makes you nostalgic, or is emotionally comforting. Food that you come back to time and again. Food that you can make easily, and that you usually have the ingredients for. Comfort food should be easy, in case you have to make it at any time.
One of my favorite comfort foods is grilled cheese sandwiches. On Sundays after church when I was growing up, we'd have grilled cheese sandwiches and sweet pickles. Plain wheat bread and American singles.
My grilled cheese last night was on whole grain bread, with asadero and some sort of goat cheese. John sauteed some mushrooms, onions and garlic and added that to the sandwich. He also uses mayo on the outside of the grilled cheese instead of butter. Gives it a zing. We bought some La Madelaine tomato bisque to eat with it.
It was the perfect comfort food. The bread was awesome, and the crusts were perfect for dredging in the thick, creamy soup. I kinda want one right now.
What's your favorite comfort food?