Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rambling 2, Comfort Foods

What a wonderful cool morning. Breathing in the good air. Enjoying the Sunday quiet. Some mornings our walk is crowded with others - dogs leading their owners, walkers, joggers and bikers - but today Butler and I only met one other jogger. Felt like we had the world to ourselves.

With cool weather here, finally feel autumn has started. My thoughts go to comfort foods. Last night we had one of our favorite  cool weather, baseball playoffs, football games, dinners. Chili with cornbread and apple crisp for dessert. Since we're not native Texans we have both meat and beans in our chili. It makes it hearty. Lots of protein. Need that for all that couch sitting. and the bonus is that it makes great leftovers. Chili is one of those dishes that just gets better, more flavorful the next day.

Apple crisp - a childhood memory of fall when apples from our own tree were plentiful and needed to be used. If we were old enough to wield a knife we all pitched in to peel and slice, ever watchful for the occasional worm. The warm odor while it cooked infused the  kitchen. Ahh, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Okay, now I've made my self so hungry, excuse me while I wander into kitchen for a lunch treat of leftovers.
See you tomorrow.

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