Friday, February 13, 2009


In this cold, will-we-see-spring again time of year, I turn to that best of all delicacies, comfort food. As per a definition of comfort food, I'd consider it to have several factors:

1) Easy to make
2) Extremely tasty and not necessarily calorie-light
3) Possibly reminiscent of pleasant childhood memory
4) Often something hot and possibly melty, definitely filling

I've had a few tasty comfort foods of late, and some were actually Weight Watcher-savvy. I'll just list a few here. What are yours? And do yours primarily occur in winter? I think that's when we need the most comforting, when it's dark and cold and [here, at least] snowy and....snowy....

- tater tots (had 'em for lunch today!)
- chicken pot pie a la my friend H (Wednesday)
- pasta or Israeli couscous with sausage, cheese, and pasta sauce (last night!)
- plain elbow macaroni
- wax beans out of the can (I'm weird. I know this.)
- Heavenly Hash ice cream
- hot chocolate
- gazpacho (summer comfort food)
- Goldfish crackers
- chocolate-covered peanut clusters
- beef stew
- my stepdad's chili, any variety

That's not a complete list, but it gets the ball rolling. Any thoughts? Salivating yet?


Scarlet Lily said...

Mac and cheese is always my comfort food!

die Frau said...

Ooh, yes, definitely.