There’s no denying that food can be a comfort. I’m not talking “I got dumped so I have a half gallon of ice cream and a spoon” but more along homey comfort. Like last week for me. It was raining, glum and just icky out so I wanted to make something comforting. Here’s what I came up with from what I had on hand (so no real measurements).
Please share your comfort food recipes for the winter season.
Ham and Cheese Casserole
8 oz roughly chopped mushrooms
Celery ribs - chopped
Bunch green onions - chopped
Fat free cream cheese, softened (not much, maybe 3 oz total)
Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt, Pepper
(dried spices can add a more old-fashioned flavor than fresh)
Ham - chopped (maybe 6 oz total)
Rutabegas, carrots, parsnips - peeled, chopped, partly cooked (about 2/3 done), drained
Havarti cheese (high quality) slices
Blend together cream cheese and seasonings. Saute together mushrooms, celery and onions until soft and water evaporates. Add mushrooms (while still warm) and remaining vegetables to cream cheese mixture. Blend until cheese is smooth (having the vegetables warm here helps the blending). Add in ham and stir to mix well. Pour into oven-safe bowls and top with a slice of havarti cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until hot and cheese is bubbly.
Make almond flour biscuits if you’re feeling energetic (I wasn’t). Serve with a warm drink.