Comfort Food

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

Pesto sauce
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.

Additional ingredients

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.

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  1. I can't stand whining and complaining about what I cooked after I dragged myself out of bed to do it, and my husband is even worse about it if he comes home and cooks after working a 10 hour day because I am down and just can't. So we made the house rule that everyone has to eat two bits of dinner (main dish) and then if they don't want to eat the rest they do not have to. They can eat whatever else is offered for dinner if they want until it runs out. But they cannot eat anything else (including desert if there is any) until the next planned meal. AND NO COMPLAINING, not even contorted faces or they are done – they get sent to their room immediately for the rest of dinner time. Sometimes they just eat their two bites and opt not to eat until the next meal, but only rarely. And everyone is quite healthy weights none the less.

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