Monday, August 30, 2010

Meatless Monday ~ Comfort food

Good morning Boothers! It's Meatless Monday again already. What's cooking at your place?

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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KnitNana said...

Leeks are so good! With an oversupply of them, I chop them and freeze to add to soups and stews all year!
I have a post over on Nana Sadie's Place - will be doing much pick-up short-cut meatless meals for the next few weeks, but meatless they will be!

Wendy (The Local Cook) said...

LOVE leeks! I have a fennel leek soup recipe I've been wanting to make.

Melissa @ HerGreenLife said...

Leeks are in season here (in StL); I bought some at the farmers' market a couple of weeks ago, and we apparently have some growing in our garden. I thought they were onions and pulled one that could have used some more growing time. Oops!

My favorite comfort food is [whole wheat] pasta with olive oil, garlic powder, parsley, salt & pepper. This is my grown-up, somewhat healthier version of what my grandma used to make for me :)

baby crib said...

I love soups especially when it rains. Eating hot soups is when the season is cold is so great. That soup recipe is going to be so perfect in any weather.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog. Can I just write up a recipe in the comments instead of linking?



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