Thursday, January 15, 2009

Comfort: bowl warm and waiting




Comfort food is what is due these days. One simple bowl, warm and waiting. Subtle sweet is what keeps me seated at the table. Golden amber sweet pototoes, cubed, and tossed in a big bowl with oil oil, and then sprinkled generously with sea salt. Brown them in the oven, what for an hour?..or so. Some thing short of broil. Make your morning productive, with one eye peering through the small square window. When the scent is wafting through the living room air, getting you out of your chair, one too many times to check...then it's time. Claim your bowl, pile in a portion and sprinkle with sesame seeds to complete this charitable bowl of goodness. Be good to you, best you can. Enjoy the business of being well, and do well my you.

12 comments:

Roberta said...

I slice them thin, toss them in olive oil, then lay them out on a cookie sheet to broil. A little sea salt and maybe some paprika. Yummm.... Your way sounds easier so I'll try this next time.

O. Joy said...

Oh that looks just yummy - perfect for a winter day!! Love the newspaper under the place setting!

TERI REES WANG said...

Roberta: I think we are on the same game plan. Sometimes I flash them in the pan first and then place the skillet in the oven. Real "sea salt" is always the key ingredient to the simplest of dishes.

Kathy said...

Sounds wonderful. My kind of food!

Paula Villanova said...

This looks pretty easy...think I'll give it a try! Thanks for posting this.

Shadow said...

mmm, yes, sounds perfectly delicious!

TERI REES WANG said...

Truthfully...I believe those were 'Sweet Potatoes'...not yams. Denser, lighter color, more starchy, more of a mouth full.

LADYBUG said...

My favorite food!! although I bake them whole. their sweetness bursting out, I peel them right in my plate, natural, nothing added. I will try your recipe next time, that olive oil and sea salt is a good pair in many dishes.

HoneyBunny said...

sounds delicious! I might try it:) I like this pic as well:)))

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Delicious, I love sweet potatoes. Definitely comfort food for me:)

CathM said...

Food bowl looks great... yum yum! And what a beautiful blogspace you have! Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

That sounds delicious and simple. I do the same with white potatoes, add parsley, but then I can't help smothering them with sour cream! I love the way your writting flows.