Comfort Food for All

In the winter on a snowy day  – like today at my house! – I like putting something on the stove to slow cook or in the oven to bake so that the wonderful smells travel through the house.  Comfort foods can give you that double pleasure – smelling awesome and tasting great when you finally get to dive in!

When my kids were small, my go to comfort food when it was cold outside was either a great baked mac and cheese or potato soup with homemade bread!  What a great meal to come into after you have  been outside shoveling snow or playing with the kids in the snow!

So what foods do you remember as a child that brought you great comfort and felt so good eating?

Are there different comfort foods you go to as an adult that are different from when you were young?

Well, I decided to put a soup on the back burner – a cabbage soup which is very simple and you can be working at home around the house and let it simmer on the back burner for 3-4 hours.

Saute the onions

Saute the onions

This recipe uses up vegetables that should be in the vegetable drawer all the time in your Refrigerator!

Cabbage and Carrots

Cabbage and Carrots

You can slice the carrots using a mandoline!

You can slice the carrots using a mandoline!

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Add sliced cabbage and a can of tomatoes.

Add sliced cabbage and a can of tomatoes.

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Put the lid on it!

Put the lid on it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stir all ingredients together, add salt and pepper to your taste and bring to a boil being careful not to burn.  Turn down to simmer for 3-4 hours.  Serve with a loaf of bread and some cheese and you have a great inexpensive, low calorie meal!

What is your go to comfort food?

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