Winter Comfort Food

November 8, 2012

I think this is the season in which I most look forward to eating. Here are a few of my favorites thus far:

 1. Pork Posole: 

image via Food & Wine
This recipe is pretty similar to how I make mine (my additions/deleted noted):
(1) 3/4 1 lbs pork loin steaks*, trimmed of fat salt, to taste pepper, to taste
(1) (2) (14 1/2 ounce) cans white hominy, drained & rinsed (Bush's is my go-to brand)
(2) (4) cups chicken broth- this kind 
(1) small yellow onion, chopped
(2) (4-6) garlic cloves, minced halved
Fresh Oregano, chopped (to taste- ~2 tsp)
(1) (4 ounce) can diced green chili peppers, drained 
(1) teaspoon chili powder
(3/4) teaspoon ground cumin

Brown onions & garlic. Add to onions, garlic and broth to crock pot. Drain and rinse hominy, add to crock pot. Cut pork loin into small chunks, brown edges and add to crock pot. Add salt & pepper. Cook on "auto" heat for about 4 hours. Serve with cilantro, avocado, tortilla chips, fresh squeezed limes, jalapenos or hot sauce.

Maybe next time I'll get smart and take my own pictures...

*pork can also be substituted with chicken
**completely unrelated, but every time I cook with garlic, I think of Morgan

2. Pot Roast

image via the Pioneer Woman
I use the Pioneer Woman's method of browning the onions and chuck roast (see her recipe). However, I cook mine in a crock pot. I add about 12 oz of water, and then, layer the onions, red potatoes (halved) and carrots on the bottom of the crock pot. The roast sits on top of that. Cook on "auto" for 4-5 hours, turning the roast over a few times during that time so that it cooks evenly.

The crock pot is your friend my dears.

3. Abuelita's Hot Chocolate:

Previously discussed here. Preferably enjoyed with kettle corn or freshly baked cookies. Or s'mores if it's cool enough to make a fire.

Don't forget to enter the Tiny Prints giveaway (you get one entry per day)! Today's prompt is easy- tell me your favorite comfort food  :)

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