I’m on my way to a late lunch, so thought I’d make today’s post about some of my favorite comfort foods!
I think there are different things that can make something qualify as a comfort food.
It’s not only about the taste or the ingredients; for me, it’s also about the feeling I associate with a certain dish or the memories that arise when I’m eating, or even smelling, it.
Here are four my favorite comfort foods, with some of the best recipes I’ve found linked.
I think this is a comfort food for most people. I love the five-cheese variation of the recipe linked here.
It’s so gooey, warm, and delicious. My husband requested that I make this for his birthday this year, which was just a couple of weeks ago, and it was just as good as the first time we made it together.
My cousin makes a great stovetop beef stew, but I also love the slow cooker version. This stew reminds me of snow days, and of long afternoons spent at home with the slow cooker on and this cooking in the background. Even though I’ve eaten it on many other occasions, this stew always reminds me of lazy days and the contentment of not having to go anywhere or do anything besides relax and enjoy a good meal.
This is one of my favorite winter meals, but I’ll eat it without a single complaint in the warmer months, too! I love making this at home and it’s just a hearty, tasty meal. I always feel satisfied and the perfect level of full after having this soup.
This will always be one of my favorite meals.
The best version I’ve had was at a restaurant in the town where my parents live, but sadly it closed a few years ago.
Being Italian and having a former chef as a mother, penne vodka brings back a lot of happy memories for me, and I’m reminded of my family every time I eat it.
I do have my own family vodka sauce recipe, which I will probably post at some point in the future.
Would you be interested in seeing some of my own variations of these yummy comfort foods?
Comment below to let me know what you think.
And I hope you all enjoy this sunny Spring Saturday! 😊☀️♥️