The Comfort of Casseroles and Home Cooking
It’s my first day blogging in a month and I’m obsessed with finding casserole and other Midwestern home cooking recipes. I haven’t written a new post in weeks (I scheduled them all before my vacation) and have to respond to tons of comments. But I need to make the perfect beef mac and cheese to be ready to tackle my life.
Yes, I know this directly conflicts with the drastic migraine/headache trigger elimination diet I described Thursday. As many times in a day I decide to eat only rice, chicken and lettuce for a few days, I dismiss the crazy idea.
Today’s Googling is part of my long-time preoccupation with finding easy meals that are won’t clog our arteries and are free of additives and other triggers. Vegetables would be a good addition too. Maybe you can benefit from my obsession.
The culprit, beef and cheese macaroni, doesn’t have veggies, but sometimes simple comfort food is the best. As long as I substitute regular cheddar for American, I can justify making this at least once. Right?
From mac and cheese, I moved onto casseroles and other comfort food. Only a couple caught my eye. Do you have any favorites?
Then I got caught up in grilled cheese. The best part is that making it on the George Foreman grill drastically reduces the need for patience.
- Grilled Monterey Jack & Marmalade Sandwiches
- Cheddar, Apple & Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches — Bacon may be a problem, but I’m experimenting with uncured options
- Grilled Ham & Cheese Waffle Sandwiches — Using nitrate-free ham, of course
What are your favorite easy recipes for fall?