Winter is the best time to enjoy comfort food. The warm deliciousness will combat the frigid temperatures and the comfort aspect will help you fight off those winter blues. I’ve put together 5 of my favourite easy-to-make comfort foods that help me ignore the blizzard going on outside my window.
5. Mac & Cheese
Mac & Cheese is one of those dishes that you started out eating as a kid but you’ll eat it until the day you die. Mac & Cheese is like a best friend that will be with you through thick and thin, who will not judge you, and who makes you feel good.
4. Broccoli, Cheese, and Rice Casserole
These three foods are quite possibly my favourite foods in the world, so the fact that I can eat them all together is a blessing I will never take for granted. You can experiment by using your favourite cheese but this recipe is hard to mess up. You can eat this as a side, but I just throw it in a bowl and eat it on its own.
Im just going to go ahead and get this off of my chest: chili is great when you’re feeling chilly. It’s easy to make, and it is so versatile that you can enjoy it whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or omnivorous. I personally like vegetarian chili the best but you can make it any way that makes you happy.
2. Baked Potatoes
When I was little and my mom was too lazy to cook, she would take a few potatoes, poke some holes in them with a fork, and stick them in the microwave for 6 or 7 minutes. Then she would take them out, top them with sour cream, and hand them over to my smiling self because I loved it. If you’re feeling adventurous you can make them some other proper way, but this is still my favourite way to make baked potatoes.
1. Chicken Noodle Soup
Or any soup, really, but chicken noodle is my personal favourite. I can (and have) eat chicken noodle soup every day for days on end. I add some red lentils towards the end and let it simmer for 10 minutes, and it adds an amazing texture and taste to an already delicious soup. Soup is a great comfort food because it’s warm and liquid like tea, salty, and noddle-y. What more can you ask for from a comfort food?