There's something about warm and filling comfort food on Sunday, especially in the winter. This is my favorite time of year because I get to make my favortie dishes. Macaroni and cheese or polenta layered with Bolognese ragu, a recipe from Lynne Rosetto Kasper's The Splendid Table. How about a big pot of Mom's gravy - meatballs and sausage? Pumpkin risotto, braised short ribs, smothered steak, french onion soup. Chicken and biscuits, biscuits and gravy, buttermilk biscuits; biscuits and anything. If none of these foods interest you, please hit "Next Blog" now and move on.
All of these foods are inteneded for more than two people, so invite over that friend you've been meaning to get together with and get cooking! Maybe send a plate to your elderly neighbor or the lonely guy across the hall. This food isn't only about warming your stomach, it's to warm your soul as well.
Tonight's dinner - White cheddar macaroni and cheese with a warm salad of asparagus, red onion and mushrooms over field greens. One of the first episodes of Desperate Housewives featured Bree's family around a table asking for "food" rather than "cuisine". Like me, she's a gastronomic athlete. We don't need anything to help our hamburger and our chunky soup doesn't come from a can. Yet once in awhile you need to trade in the chef coat for an apron your Mother in law gave you.