*I was going to call this comfort food 101, but I realized it’s not really a 101 course. In undergrad I was in the honors program. Rather than philosophy 101** honors kids took philosophy 102 H.
Cold weather makes me ready for comfort food. Yesterday, with a rainy morning outside I realized my life needed some real comfort food.
I looked in the cupboards and found these
Plus I realized I had this sitting on top of the microwave
(yes, my yeast is expired. no, I didn’t pay 54 cents for it. I had a coupon. I paid 12 cents. For a 4 pack. I love me some coupons.)
I realized that there’s few better things on a dreary day than soup and fresh baked bread. So I got to work.
(I’m fairly sure normal people don’t bake bread when they’re in the mood for comfort food. Hence the 102H. I’m ok with not being normal. It means I have bread. Win.)
We don’t use a lot of it in our house. It’s exciting when it happens.
(I also may have ran out of whole wheat bread flour. Details)
While the bread was rising
I worked on some split pea soup
I love split pea because it’s all stuff I have in my house. Dried peas, chicken stock, carrots, celery, and onions. Simple. And yet magically delicious.
Then realized she couldn’t get down. Smart kitten. Smart kitten. Of course, it started to rain again as this happened.
So I scooped the kitty out of the tree, went inside, and had another bowl of soup.
When it rains, you can never eat too much soup.
What’s your favorite comfort food? I love soup, and I love that it’s pretty low key to make. Stew is well loved in our house too, it just takes more planning.
**philosophy 101 was logic. Really, if there was ever a course a bunch of smart kids need, it’s logic. Intelligent /= logical.