Happy Feet Friday

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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?


Barefoot Neil Z said...

Comfort food... hmmm. Resse Peanut butter cups work well for me. And pork back ribs... and mushroom soup and grilled cheese sandwiches... I could go on..

Anonymous said...

Comfort food? Also crock pot.

My other comfort food? Sunshine. OMG K8! OMG. I'm fairly sure Noah is building his arc somewhere near Portland.

Helen said...

I gotta say macaroni and cheese is right up there although I'm sure there are others.

You know what spice would taste good with that soup you made up? Curry. Mmmmmmm.

Jen said...

I usually don't like soup, but I'd been craving it and had for dinner two nights ago. It was glorious. Of course my soup comes in a can and I just add milk to it and voila! ;)
On the snow note. It has come and come again here, you can take it any time now. Please.

Kristin said...

That sounds SO good and easy! I'm all about fried chicken when I'm in need of comfort food. : )

The Pollinatrix said...

I haven't been here in a while and the last time I was, you were dreading winter. It makes me very happy that you're excited about snow coming, and since we're not expecting any here, and it's unseasonably warm, I will be excited with you for yours.

Anonymous said...

Comfort food? Mashed potatoes! Grilled cheese! Although not at the same time. Then again, why not?

Meigan said...

Lasagna. Just made a big batch of turkey lasagna today. It freezes well!

Oooh - and thumbs up to the grilled cheese - nice!