Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter Comfort Food

This is day two of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Please join me as we share a month of reading, writing and discovery.  Today's topic is Favorite Winter Comfort Food.

Wow, who knew such a simple, straightforward topic would be so challenging?  There are a number of foods which fall into the category of "my favorites" and/or "comfort food", but they are not categorized by season. In fact, there are very few foods or dishes that I consider strictly seasonal.  It is not taboo for me to make soup in the summer or eat ice cream in the winter. 

When I think of comfort food, I think of dishes like mac and cheese, a plate of potato hash, a burger, pizza or anything with bacon, none of which I would relegate to the winter months.



That which comes closest to fulfilling both the winter and comfort requirements would be pecan pie. I only make this around Christmas and it is my favorite pie. While it is obviously food, and I only make it in the winter, it seems odd to call it my favorite winter comfort food.

What are some of your favorite winter and/or comfort dishes?









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  1. OK, let me try this again. I didn't see a notice or anything, so I'm not sure if my last comment went through ... (if it did, feel free to whack one of them!)

    Anyway, I would agree about the mac and cheese not necessarily being a "winter" comfort food. But there's something to be said about a nice dish of homemade mac and cheese on a cold winter night that sounds simply awesome!

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    1. Sometimes comments get lost in cyberspace.

      Mac and Cheese is pretty awesome, especially with spicy green chiles added to the cheese sauce. Yum!

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  2. These are some great choices, I'm with you guys on the mac n cheese, I love it year round!

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    1. Umm, mac and cheese, what's not to love!

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  3. I love a good piece of Pecan pie. We lucked out this Thanksgiving when my sister asked us to bring a pecan pie, which was then not cut into during the entire day. Got to take it home and enjoy it for several days after that. Yummy.

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    1. You got lucky...a whole pie for yourselves. We had one all to ourselves this year, too. So yummy! They just don't last long enough.

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  4. Do you know that we didn't have pecan pie this Thanksgiving? OH NO! I didn't even think about it but now I realize I miss it! I can't make it this weekend with two birthday cakes to bake... but maybe next weekend!

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    1. Oh no, that's a must for the holidays. Better late than never...eat a slice for me.

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  5. I'll add my vote for pecan pie and include homemade fruitcake (call me weird).

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    1. My Mom made fruitcake, but I never warmed up to it. Her pecan pie recipe, however, was awesome and is the only one I use.

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  6. Pecan pie isn't bad so long as it isn't overly sweet. It seems like a lot of store-bought pecan pies have this problem. My friend made a subtly sweet pecan pie over this recent holiday, and it was fantastic. Great choice, Linda.

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  7. Pecan pie is my favorite pie, as well. But I've never actually made it from scratch. I don't think JC has ever made it from scratch and he's a chef:~) However, I have to be careful because I could literally eat the whole pie:~)

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    1. Sorry this went into moderation. Anyway, I am surprised that if you like it so much and he's a chef, why he hasn't made it for you. There is a danger in having a whole pie. We just eat a slice each after dinner until it's gone and that's all til next year. I can share my recipe if you like.

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