Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Mmm...Comfort foods

This evening, I made a pan of cornbread from scratch just for the express purpose of being eaten with milk. Mmmm....

Something I got from my father, sweet cornbread with a splash of milk is a dish I eat when there's nothing else to eat or I'm sick. Reminds me when I was little, learning how to cook from Dad. It's very filling and a great meal replacer in a pinch.

Fettuccine Alfredo is another comfort food of mine. It's usually made for my lunch, but only when I have good Parmesan, cream and garlic in the house. Since I've been trying to lose weight, this dish hasn't been made in a while.

Mr. Salt's comfort foods are ground beef with fried potatoes. With frybread, this is made when he's going on a work trip somewhere. Other comfort foods are beef stew and fried bologna sandwiches. And fried SPAM. All made by SaltMama back in day.

Yum. You know, maybe I'll make a small dish of Fettuccine Alfredo with my fish tomorrow...



diamond said...

What does frybread consist of? I've never heard of it before.

Is it a Native American dish?

DineBoo said...

Yes! Frybread is dough consisting of flour, salt, and baking powder which is the cooked in shortening or lard.

Navajos like theirs more salty than other tribes, so there's a bit more salt in the recipe I use. And I cook it in shortening. When I can get it, I use BlueBird flour for a real authentic taste.

Thanks for your question!

diamond said...

The recipe sounds similiar to the one for dumplings. Does it taste about the same?

Thanks for answering my question. :)


DineBoo said...

Mmmm...Not quite. The dough is fried in the shortening so it's crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.

I think I'll make a post about frybread to clarify this a little more...