"With coffee!" sez I.
My dentist is across the street, conveniently, from Nook's house. I had to walk Nook a couple of times after the dentist, and it was time for lunch, a DELIGHTFUL midday situation when it is warm and SUNNY in January.
So, speaking of comfort food.....I asked myself "do I get the usual burrito for lunch (mmm mmmmm!) or see what is going on at the food coop?". Our food coop has a great bakery and deli and coffee (delish, and 92 cents! fair trade even...). They have PLATE SIZED vegan chocolate chip cookies. Not a big plate....and, well, you know that a vegan cookie is basically a baked bowl of oatmeal, right? BUT OH WHAT A BOWL...with chocolate! So, my nice clean teeth immediately got that crapola all over them...that is why the wife was appalled...
You can see I took Nook back to Ithaca Falls. There are 150 waterfalls within ten miles of Ithaca, including several right in the MIDDLE of the city...like this one....he is standing by trees covered with ice...
You are probably wondering what in EARTH I am doing here with this tasty casserole...read on!
The wife and I were talking the other day. I had made the pot of beer chili and cornbread for the side. She remembers:
"my mom would take leftover chili the day after, top it with cornbread batter and bake it! MMMmmm" and I was like
"wait, we had something like that too!"
So I endeavored to find a recipe I liked....there were many, and I chose this one. It is a casserole and the wife teases me later "haha, you made a casserole! Like a church lady!!!".
This recipe is AWESOME. I worried that the cornbread would be mushy, that the chili would be runny all over the place. NOPE. the calculations were perfect, so that as you see it holds together just right, and scoops out of the pan neatly and the flavors !!!!! CRISP ON TOP! Recipe as I did it and link below...
Comfort food. What is your favorite comfort food? i think I live on peanut butter sandwiches firstly, and burritos secondly, maybe pasta thirdly...but this casserole was just like eating awesomeness when you were 5.... GO TO COMMENTS and give us your favorite!