Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ultimate Comfort

Is there a food that you crave when you're feeling down? Or one meal that you find yourself making on cold days? That's called comfort food- something that not only feeds your body, but also feeds your soul. Before I get too carried away with my pins, I want to tell you about a few of mine.

Macaroni and Cheese
This one is a big hit in our house. It's Landon's favorite food and has always been something that reminds me of my mother. She and I used to split a box of the Kraft brand. But now, I'm looking to find a recipe that is less processed (i.e., less orange) and uses more whole ingredients.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup
I'm a bit of an addict when it comes to this dish. If I see it on the menu, I'm more than likely going to order it. It's one of the ultimates in comfort. Plus, nothing pairs better than hot soup on a cold day. Again, I'm looking for a less processed recipe. Most tend to feature Velveeta, which I'd like to avoid in favor of real cheese. And of course, fresh veggies are a must!

Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Remember that "addictive" behavior I mentioned above? Same goes for this. My husband knows that if there is spinach and artichoke dip on the menu, I'm going to be ordering it. I've never tried my hand at this recipe, but I feel like I really should. It would be great to learn how to make for any parties we might throw (or for me to indulge in "just because").

This one is as much for my husband as it is for me. He's very particular about what he dips his chips in (I like to call him a salsa snob). So far, he's only found a few places that makes salsa the way he likes, and he'd like to find a recipe that he can use to make his own at home. But he knows he'll have to make enough for two, as I can't resist a good salsa.

So if you see me mention Ultimate Comfort in a post, this is what I'm referring to. I'll be using Pinterest to finally find the best recipes for my favorite comfort foods.

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