Happy first of October!
It’s absolutely spring time now. Some days are warm, others are chilly. The weather is lovely. It’s not quite time to put the heater away or to hang up your coats for the season. Your meals are probably getting lighter and you may have eaten outdoors a couple of times already. I have. We don’t have a table or chairs outside so we’re going for 1 bowl or a plate of food that can be eaten with just a fork. There’s something very comforting and casual about eating without a table or a knife.
When I think of comfort food, I think of stuff that you can eat with a bowl and a spoon. Wrapped in a blanket on the couch. That’s what real comfort is. Now that it’s spring and getting warmer, is the bowl of warmth less appropriate?
Top 5 spring time comfort foods:
- Potato salad (with spring onion, boiled eggs and mayo, bacon optional)
- Quiche (with smoked salmon and fresh herbs)
- Noodle soup (Pho)
- Pasta salad
- Chowder, light on the cream.
What comfort foods are you thinking about at the moment?
I read spring time and thought, what? We’re heading into fall on the other side of the globe — I’m so jealous, I really want winter to be over, soon. My fall comfort foods are: Pho, French onion soup, Bisque, Chicken soup with dumplings, clear mushroom soup…yes, I have a thing about soup!
Soups are great. Heavy or light, whatever you like. You have hearty winter meals to look forward to Eva. I love having a big pot of soup or stew on over the weekend so I can help myself to frequent, small, increasingly flavorful bowls.
Ooh, I’m totally with you on the pho… it’s perfect for those cool nights when you just need something warming but not too heavy! I made a pho ga-inspired noodle soup last night and it was exactly right for this weather.