The all time favorite comfort food! You can’t go wrong with a good basic meatloaf. Add in what you want, we all have our favorite additions. I’ll probably blog about some of my add-in’s later. But right now I want to share a basic recipe, the one I usually make when I’m just needing a meatloaf fix. For years I made my meatloaf the same way my mom did, I never measured anything and just adapted for how much meat I had. When I tried this recipe, it immediately became my favorite.
Quick dinners, that are bursting with flavor, are something we all need. Only when I’m forced into eating quick on the road, do I opt for fast food and then I feel guilty. I prefer to make my own fast food and that is what this post is all about. I like to know I’m eating good, healthy food.
Quiche rates right up there as one of my favorite foods. I’ve tried many different recipes and this one is one of the best! The bacon and ham combo is perfect with a little green onion. I have been known to go pretty heavy on the bacon….just because! Yeah, I love bacon. Overnight guests always love it when you pull a quiche out of the oven.
Bacon and Navy Bean Soup will warm you up. The cold weather that much of the US is experiencing, calls for comfort food. The smell of it will set off your taste buds, long before the first spoonful. There’s a reason that the bean with bacon soup in that red and white can has been popular for many years. I ate it as a kid with a grilled cheese sandwich all the time. Today, I won’t touch it, not when I can make my own delicious soup that is 100 times better.
When the first snowflakes fall and the wind starts to blow, I get a huge craving for comfort food. I had a big package of chicken thighs in the refrigerator (I think I had chicken and noodles on my mind already) so I grabbed them and I was on my way, turning them into this casserole.
This is the kind of recipe that just happens. I had made one of our favorite dinners, braised pork shoulder roast with all the usual trimmings, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce (I always have applesauce with pork) , it’s one of the favorite dinners at this house. This time I had extra pork, it was falling apart tender and I needed to do something with it. I was also in the mood for Mexican and thought about the many recipes for pork carnitas I’d seen. With my pork already cooked, I was already half way there. I just needed to get the pork seasoned right and also decided to use the seasoned meat for burritos.
Sage, rosemary and thyme are an unbeatable combination of flavors. I used chicken breasts with the skin and bones for this recipe. There’s a reason, I wanted the skin to hold my herbs and garlic in place and I wanted the chicken drippings to make a fantastic sauce. I also sliced a lemon and laid the slices on the breasts.