I had been battling a migraine most of last week, and wasn't feeling very well when I sat down to do the weekend meal plan on Thursday night. It was definitely time for some comfort food!
Even though a burrito might not seem like comfort food for a good little midwestern girl like myself, I can pretty much always eat beans and cheese. Adding hash browns and eggs just gilds the comfort food lily, in my opinion. :)
While the chickpea patty itself doesn't really fall into "comfort food" territory, at least for me, sweet potato tater tots sure do. :) (Side dish not pictured!)
Seitan and Dumplings:
I tried a new seitan recipe this time, which I was really happy with. I find seitan can sometimes be too "strong" tasting for me . . . maybe too much nutritional yeast? Anyhow, this recipe was quick and simple, offered lovely, light flavor, and worked beautifully in the Herbed Chicken and Dumplings recipe I frequently tweak for a vegetarian option. (What do I do? Sub cubed seitan for the chicken, adding it with the broth later in the recipe, and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. I also double the soup base ingredients, and triple the dumplings. One never can have too many dumplings, if you ask me!)
This was incredible. Simple to prepare, smelled amazing when it was in the oven, and tasted fantastic. (I subbed a pie crust for the puff pastry called for, as that was what I had on hand.) Pot pies can sometimes be too heavy; not this one! It was rich and satisfying without weighing me down. (P.S. artichokes on the side!)
I made these Flourless Peanut-Chocolate Cookies to take to church choir rehearsal on Saturday morning, and it's a good thing there was plenty leftover! John stated that these might be his new favorite cookie. Rich and crumbly, with big peanut flavor and loads of melty chocolate chips . . . heaven.
How do you define comfort food?