Thanks for all your suggestions, you guys! Once again, Internet FTW! I actually am really looking forward to not having the cafeteria to rely on. Will force me to get out of my slump and get creative. And you all know how I like to be creative... So here's the recipe I made up last night. Zuppa!
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cups broth - vegetable, chicken or beef
1 T. olive oil
Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat and sautee the onion. I did it slowly because I wanted that sweet caramelized kind of taste to them, then I threw in the minced garlic and cooked that just until you could smell it. Added the chickpeas and warmed them, then the diced tomatoes and broth. Brought it to a boil and added dried basil from my garden. Other herbs would work well too. I wanted it to have a creamier base than the broth, so I took about three ladels full and whizzed them in the blender and then returned them to the pot. Yummmmmmmmmmm. And just like you said, I froze two containers, ate one bowl and have another container in the refrigerator. Some people like greens in their soup. I do not. But I bet you could add some chopped spinach. That would not freeze well, though. And why did I make soup? Because...
Snow is coming! Snow is coming! I'm soooooo excited! Like a little kid! I'll be running back and forth from my desk to the patient room with the windows all day long, just waiting for it to start falling. I cherish this childlike part of me when it comes. I think she needs to be nurtured. Notice I said childlike, not childish. BIG difference.
So, make some soup, get a good book, and curl up with someone you love. (That would be cats in my world) and have a cozy weekend, my friends.
What's your favorite comfort food?