Comfort Food: We’re not all 5 star chefs, but we all need to eat! Tell your readers how to make your favorite dish. Does the recipe hold a good memory for you? Is it the act of cooking itself that brings you joy, or the people that come together to eat it? #HAWMC
My favorite comfort food of late actually involves very little cooking skill. The found the original recipe here, but it has some glaring flaws so here is my version:
Stuffed mini peppers with pesto
2 cups fresh cilantro
4 garlic cloves
3/4 cup walnuts
small pinch sea salt
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
Put all ingredients in a food processor and puree.
1 bag sweet mini peppers
1 8 oz block cream cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice peppers and remove seeds. Fill each pepper with cheese. Arrange peppers on baking sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes until peppers are tender. Remove from oven and place pesto on top of each pepper.
I really enjoy cooking. I like to experiment a lot much to the chagrin of my children who would prefer to just eat spaghetti every day. I actually find cooking relaxing. What I don’t love are the dishes I have to clean afterword. If I decide not to cook it’s usually not related to the idea of cooking, but the dread of the dishes.
I don’t particular enjoy coming together with my family to eat what I have made because inevitably my kids won’t eat it. They don’t seem to appreciate that they have a good cook for a Mom and they complain about all the interesting dishes. So I have to listen to whining all through dinner about how I never make anything they like. I remind them they are lucky I don’t cook casseroles like my mom did, but then again they don’t know what a casserole is so they don’t know how lucky they are.