It was a Sunday afternoon and it was cold and rainy. Fall was definitely here and the weather was definitely matching my mood. Football games were on and I really didn’t want to spend my day cleaning (even though we all know that is what I should have done), so I started focusing on what I could make for dinner. When in doubt, cook.
It was a perfect day for comfort food, but I wanted something different from my standard go-to pasta dish. I didn’t feel like soup and I was really over cooking chili. And then that momentary flash-back occurred and I remembered the garlic show I had seen the day before. There were a couple of dishes that I liked but didn’t like either of them enough to make one. I did however like parts of them enough to combine them and create a dish that was exactly what I was looking for. A warm, comforting, sit on the couch and dunk dish.
Who doesn’t like garlic? This was a perfect combination of a warm soup, a hearty dish and the feel good that you get from a pasta.
You could easily pour this over pasta or rice, even mashed potatoes and make a nice dinner out of it. For me, however, sitting there dunking my crusty bread loaf into the roasted garlic yumminess was the inside tailgating atmosphere I had been looking for.
The Patriots won a great game and much to my husband’s disappointment the Giants lost….again. It can’t get any better than that.