Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Five: Fall Comfort Foods

I'm joining in today with the ladies for Friday Five & the topic being Fall Comfort Food.

I'm all about food... comfort food is the best too.

I never really thought of it as seasonal... but let's see where my brain is at right now with comfort food.

& I'll note right here.  Doing this 21 Day fix & watching my diet - I really need comforting if I'm going to guzzle down any of these.  Comfort food isn't about caring about calories though, is it?

ONE // Apple Pie ... hot!

Oh gosh - anything apple related covered in some sort of crust.  Yes please!  Apples are the best during the fall & I'm the biggest fan of apple pie. I always say I prefer apple pie over any other dessert.  So when the apples are fresh & its heated up, or even covered with caramel sauce?  I just gained a pound thinking of it.

TWO // Pumpkin Pie

... ok... I could probably just do a post on pies.  I'm not joking when I say they are my favorite.  But how do you not pick Pumpkin Pie as a fall favorite?  With Thanksgiving & all things orange & pumpkin?  This is just a no brainer. 

THREE // Vegetarian Chili

A hearty Quinoa Vegetarian Chili cooked to perfection in the Crock Pot, this soup recipe just screams fall comfort food! | #freezerfriendly #easyrecipes:
This one is a quinoa Chili!

Chili is just made for the cool nights of fall.  So delicious. I love it that there are so many ways to make vegetarian chili as well.  The bad thing, I've had not a lot of luck making any myself. A friend of mine made some for our home church in her crock pot & it was amazing. That reminds me - I need to get her recipe.

FOUR // Broccoli cheese casserole

If you love Broccoli and Cheese, then this side dish is perfect for you. Cheesy Broccoli Casserole is one of our FAVORITE side dishes. I have made this more times than I can count and it ALWAYS turns out fantastic!:

My brother makes this for Thanksgiving every year & I have to say, its worth not eating anything else the entire day to save the calories just for this dish. 

FIVE // Hot Chocolate

Great ideas! Different ways to make hot chocolate - peanut butter hot chocolate, vegan hot chocolate, Nutella hot chocolate and much more!:

There's something special & comforting & cozy at sitting at home in front of our fireplace - though its a fake fireplace - bygones ... but holding a cup of hot chocolate in your hands & just winding down a day.  The taste of warm chocolate...My favorite is Starbucks Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate packets. OH MY GOSH... the best instant hot chocolate there is!  But I'm always on the hunt on Pinterest for great HC recipes.

What food comforts you during the colder days heading in?


  1. UM need to try EVERY one of those hot chocolates. LOVE hot chocolate, especially in the winter. I'm not opposed to it in the summer though either :) Check out white hot chocolate..its to diiiie for! happy weekend! xox

  2. Yum, I love pie! And that cheesy broccoli casserole looks amazing. I might have to try making that one. How unhealthy can it be, it has broccoli in it!

  3. Yes to all of your favorites! I can remember my Mother make hot cocoa in a pot on the stove. I guess that was waaaayyy before instant. But, my oh my, it was yummy. I'm sure it was made with whole milk too.

  4. apple pie - yes! i love it. have a great weekend :)

  5. girl get me some applie pie and some hot chocolate and i'm a (fat) happy girl!

  6. I want that broccoli casserole right now! I looove me some hot cocoa. :)

  7. If you haven't tried a scoop of black walnut ice cream on your hot apple pie... life changing! (I worked in an ice cream place as a teen so I put a lot of scientific research into this stuff!)

  8. All of these sound so tasty. The broccoli casserole is one of my favorites. But I only ever seem to have it over the holidays....Thanksgiving &Christmas

  9. My mouth is watering! I want everything in here! That broccoli casserole looks delicious!
    And Nutella hot chocolate? Yes please! :)
    I love cinnamon on everything, by the way!

  10. Yum! I love chili and cinnamon rolls. Apple cider, pumpkin spice everything.


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