Monday, August 30, 2010
Meatless Monday ~ Comfort food
My kids have only been back in school for a week and already half of the house is sick with colds. The rest are sure to fall soon. Tonight I'm making some comfort food for all of us -- Pinch My Salt's Potato & Leek Soup with home made croutons. Pinch My Salt is one of my favorite food blogs of all time. I owe my love of pumpkin baked goods - and my ability to make pumpkin puree from scratch - to Nicole.
This is the first season that I've cooked with, or been able to identify, leeks and I can't get enough of them! I don't know that they're even really in season right now, but they were on sale at the grocery store and I just couldn't pass them up.
For the croutons, I buy day-old bread on clearance at the store, cut it up into bite-size pieces, spray it with olive oil and sprinkle some spices on it. Sometimes I also add a bit of Parmesan cheese. Bake in the oven on a low heat until they're crunchy.
What's your favorite comfort food or go-to meal when you're just not feeling well?
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