If someone says comfort food to me, the first thing I think of is potatoes! And one of the best ways to have potatoes for me is scalloped potatoes! I like to make mine a little bit healthier than the traditional recipe.
Take a large enough pot and melt the butter, add your sliced garlic, salt and pepper and let cook for a minute. Add in a few spoonfuls of flour and then pour in your milk and stir until it thickens. Add in your onion and potatoes and mix all ingredients well. Pour one layer of onions and potatoes into your casserole dish and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. Pour remaining onion and potatoes and sprinkle with more Parmesan Cheese. There is a great spice store in Calgary called The Silk Road Spice Merchant. I was there a few months ago and picked up some minced roasted garlic. Back to the potatoes! I then take some of the roasted garlic and sprinkle it on top and a little bit more pepper. Place the potatoes in the oven and bake to desired tenderness.