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
|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
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
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?