Monday, November 28, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Anyway, everyone absolutely loved this. Except me. I'm not a fan of blue cheese, even though I decided to try it, so the salad wasn't really mt thing. Also, I need to get a hot sauce that isn't Tabasco. But the chicken was crispy and perfect, so I'll try this again.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I'm not sure it needed as much oil as I used.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Cheese is something that comforts people, I think, especially milder cheeses. They aren't shocking. They're smooth-tasting. Cheese has protein so it makes you feel sated and a little indulgent. When cheese is warm it feels creamy. I think this feeling of smoothness is something common to many forms of comfort.
For many people, carbohydrates are comforting. They're metabolized more easily into sugars than plant foods, and they make you feel satisfied. Pasta is a common comfort food.
Bacon, of course, is deliciously high in fat. It's exactly what our primitive bodies crave, and a ready source of energy.
Many people's comfort foods are things that they ate as children. Maybe it was a special treat; maybe it was a Friday-night staple. But whatever it was, it's all tangled up with memories of being happy, and safe, and satisfied. The food taps into, or fills, a certain emotional need.
I wonder if there's ever been a study done on what qualities foods possess that make people feel comforted?
Anyway, we used to have this all the time at my house, and it falls into my category of comfort foods. It's also pretty easy to make. Go ahead and try it: you won't have regrets! (well, you might, but they won't be about the food)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
An Edible Mosaic, which is a pretty darn cool blog. I did end up making some changes, mostly due to a lack of proper ingredients. You should check out the blog and see the original!