February 25, 2012
Hub's Comfort Food
Let me start by saying, cooking dinner is not my thing. There won't be alot of non-baked items on here. I have no interest in owning a Bed and Dinner. Honestly, I skip dinner more than I eat dinner and I rarely cook dinner. I can whip up a nice grilled salmon or chicken, no probs.
Hub had foot surgery a couple of days ago, so my nurturing gene came out....how can I make his miserable pain feel better? Definitely bake. These beauties are in the fridge rising for Sunday's breakfast, triple the caramel ingredients. But he can't eat sweets for dinner (I married him anyway). So, instead of another frozen pizza for dinner, I branched way the heck out of my comfort zone, only to make him some comfort food. He's told me for YEARS that he LOVES meatloaf. 1) Blech 2) I can't stand the feel of raw meat. Love meat, just not the feel of raw meat, so meatloaf was never an option for me to cook for him.
However, he is in pain, so I strapped on my funky, oh so cute, big girl apron and got this party started.
I used this recipe, very very loosely. Made some topping, that by God, I added brown sugar to fulfill my sweet portion to the meal.
While I'm branching out, I might as well use fresh green beans instead of canned. Right, I know, branch freakin' out. Darn it though, I totally forgot a box of my favorite Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese. So, while I'm branching out, I thought I'd attempt to make some Mac and Cheese from scratch.
I must say, I impress myself. Still not gonna open a Bed and Dinner, but I can at least surprise my husband and take his mind off his throbbing foot. At least for a few minutes. Next time, remind me not to use a chipped plate for photos.