I don’t have any proper pre-Christmas recipe to display here. Yet I hope this one would fill some of your comfort food needs until celebration time comes, and perhaps also once it will be gone. Indeed, smarni as it is called by much Hungarians, seems like an ultimate comfort food to me, that homey dish you typically make when it’s cold outside and you have little time to cook or are in a lazy mood.
Chestnuts obviously are another autumn gift. I’ve been using them scarcely for years, considering them a luxury as I had to pay a fortune for them to a greengrocer. But for now… I felt somewhat ridiculous when we came home from a walk in the forest with more than 6 pounds of them for free – a few days after having bought half a pound from the farmer’s market !