We all have our favorite foods that comfort us when we’re having a tough day. We have comfort foods for each season, and we have comfort foods that we grew up with that have been in our family for generations.
Let’s face it, comfort foods are our friends. I grew up on chicken matzo ball soup, stuffed cabbage rolls, macaroni & cheese, grandma’s pot roast, and a host of other dishes that have given me immense comfort.
Fall & Winter are the seasons people cuddle up to their favorite comfort foods most. These dishes keep us warm and cozy and take us back in time to the memories created by dear old mom, grandma, Aunt Sadie, and any other relatives who were responsible for putting these heartwarming dishes on the table.
This time of year, people are in search of that feel good dish that keeps them warm & cozy. No one cares about calories in the cold months. They care about being consoled by a big hot steaming plate filled with mac & cheese with all that ooey gooey cheese and the crunchy top.
They focus on the warm feeling of that first bite of a grilled cheese sandwich made with lots of butter in a cast iron pan, accompanied by a nice hot bowl of tomato soup.
I’ll bet a big plate of crispy Southern fried chicken sounds good about now, even if it is 7:45 in the morning as I type away.
At 7:45 am, I should be eating one of my “go to” comfort breakfasts; a 3 egg omelette loaded with melted Swiss cheese, a side of fat sausage links, rye toast with butter, well done home fries, and a hot cup of coffee. Where’s the closest diner, I’m starving!
Instead, I’m sitting at my desk with a cup of coffee and no breakfast, fantasizing about comfort food. I’m sure I’m not alone.