Comfort Food Week ~ First Day

BreadsWhere I live we’re having crisp, cool autumn days now, which makes me think of nice, warm comfort food. So I announced to my family that this would be Comfort Food Week, and I picked out some of my favorite recipes to have for dinner this week. The first day we had Salisbury steak and mashed potatoes, with salad and rolls, followed by homemade, from-scratch banana pudding. Yum! I made enough to last two nights, so we won’t actually be having seven days of different things. And it was so good, it’s nice to be able to enjoy it for two dinners.

Here’s my Salisbury steak recipe:

Combine 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef, a small chopped onion, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Form into 8 patties, cook in a couple tablespoons of oil till no longer pink, and drain. Mix together and add 2 cans beef consomme, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 4 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon basil. Cook and stir till gravy is thickened.

For my mashed potatoes, which is pretty basic and I don’t need to tell you that, I had a used-up bottle of Ranch dressing that still had a coating of dressing in the bottle that I didn’t want to waste. I poured about a half cup of milk into the bottle, replaced the lid, and shook it up really well, then poured that into the potatoes and whipped them. Great flavor.

I like my banana pudding with meringue on top instead of whipped cream, and here’s a link to a recipe like mine. Good stuff right there!

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