4.20.2011

Comfort Food

There's something very special about comfort food, and the way it can make you feel all warm and safe inside, even if everything is going to shit.

After my Grandma's funeral last week, they served fried chicken, potato salad and red velvet cake; a perfect trio of comfort food.

To me, the BLT is another comfort food that always hits the spot. After an awful day at work, nothing can make me feel better the way warm bacon can!

Last night I tried a new spin on the classic BLT, and it was AMAZING!

A BLT salad with homemade buttermilk dressing...
I think this will be my new go-to food for those days when everythings going wrong...followed by lots of wine, of course!


BLT salad with buttermilk dressing

*Whisk together 1/4 cup buttermilk, 2 tablespoons mayo, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon chopped dill. Add salt and pepper to taste.

*Cook bacon, and crumble

*Preheat ovens broiler. On a baking sheet, layout lettuce leaves and halved cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Broil till lettuce starts to get brown on the edges.

*Layer lettuce, tomatoes, crumbled bacon and croutons on a plate, and pour on the dressing.

Eat and relish in the way this salad makes you feel like all is right in the world.


4 comments:

melifaif said...

I'm sorry Tia. I did not know about your grandma...my thoughts are with you now. Chin up...celebrate her life.

Gabby said...

First of all, I'm sorry for your loss. Lots of love to you and your family.

And that salad...yum. Looks delish.

Miss you, lady! we need to catch up!

Alex said...

Yum! Looks delish.

Sorry about your grandma. XXX

drollgirl said...

oh girl. i am so sorry to hear about your grandma. i hope you are holding up ok. hugs and lots of comfort food and booze to ya. hang in there.