Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Weekly Menu: Comfort Food


I finally feel like I’m getting back on my feet after my miscarriage.  It was harder than I ever expected it to be, but the number of people who have reached out with support or to share their stories has been amazing.  Your kindness made this whole thing easier.  I feel like I don’t deserve my amazing friends and family. I’m truly blessed.

Life threw us another curveball today. It’s not really my place to talk about it but I’m trying my best to maintain a sense of normalcy for Max, who’s too young to be exposed to the sadder side of life. Also, I’m trying to keep up with cooking meals as the last few days have been filled with comfort foods that consist mostly of flour, sugar and water.  I’ve made meals out of cookies more times that I care to admit.

Despite everything, I have cooked a bit and have some recipes that I think you should try.    

Last Week- (I don’t remember what days I made what)

(The last four recipes were for my book club with leftovers being sent to Brett's work. I didn't eat THAT bad). 

I can’t really say anything about the Gnocchi as I couldn’t eat it. It just didn’t look appetizing. Brett thought it was okay, but it’s not really asparagus season so bad produce ruined the dish.

The roast beef was easy but bland.  It makes a ton and now my freezer is stocked for a busy week when cooking doesn’t sound fun. The Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples were a perfect fall side dish, though I highly recommend lining your pan with parchment paper first. The marinade burns and makes a huge mess.

The Spaghetti Squash casserole was by far my favorite dish. It tastes like it should be sinful, but it really wasn’t.  The hardest part was cutting the squash in half to roast it! Also, it made great leftovers. I had some for lunch the last two days.

Of everything I made, I think the Apple Fritter Cake was the best, though next time I will double the filling. It could have used more apple chunks. 


This week Week
Wednesday: Leftovers
Friday: Anniversary Dinner out on the town!
Saturday: Leftovers
Sunday: Steak Salads

While I know it’s not healthy, sometimes the best thing to ease a sad heart is your favorite comfort food.  Mine is cookies.  What’s yours?

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4 comments:

Renee Pipitone said...

Yum. Comfort food. I could use lots of it this week, too. Grief and sadness for your sad news and two funerals in one week besides. Thanks for the recipes. You're a Peach! -Ren

Renee Pipitone said...

Yum. Comfort food. I could use lots of it this week, too. Grief and sadness for your sad news and two funerals in one week besides. Thanks for the recipes. You're a Peach! -Ren

Emily said...

do you notice the texture of the cottage cheese in the spaghetti squash casserole? I think that will be on my cooking list this weekend, though I realized I was so excited to finally reach tomato season I have quite a few tomatoes getting mushy in the bak of the fridge so it may get a few extra thrown in... (ps was falling down the rabbit hole of your blog avoiding thinking about having to leave for work soon and just wanted to thank you for your honesty and making mother hood seem like something that it's ok to think I could do someday, that the hard parts are worth it and that some days you just put one foot in front of the other and get through it)

Laura @ The Things I Said I'd Never Do said...

Emily- I find that if I use small curd cottage cheese i don't notice it. You can always run it through the blender for a minute too. That might work!

Thanks for your sweet words about my blog!

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