It is so strange to be eating meat again. I don’t find myself craving it or even particularly liking it when I eat it or cook it these days–but I do find the familiarity comforting. And I really need the comfort.
(My husband is making me add this caveat: I really do like bacon. It cannot be defamed.)
So, with wine in hand and indie singer-songwriter stuff that makes my husband groan playing on my laptop, I set out to make some comfort food on this peaceful Sunday evening.
On the menu tonight:
Potato soup (red potatoes, milk, flour, bacon and its grease, celery, old bay seasoning, s and p, onion, garlic, vegetable stock)
Tomato sauce with chicken sausage and oyster mushrooms
(crushed and diced tomatoes, red wine, chicken sausage, basil, s and p, oyster mushrooms)
Roasted acorn squash with brown sugar and chili powder
The squash will be for dinner tonight–along with a salad and porkchops.
The sauce will go with either polenta or noodles during the week for dinner or lunches. The potato soup will reheat nicely for the same purposes.