Ahhhh, comfort foods. From our childhood or from our present, comfort foods deserve a special place in our hearts and cookbooks. Here are some of mine and yours! Cover photo is Cast Iron Skillet Meatloaf.
This is a quick, economical dish that is also easy on the waistline. Not only that, it tastes good too! You can prepare it ahead of time and add the crumbs just before popping it in the oven but allow a few minutes longer in the oven to make sure it is piping hot.
Delicious and easy, great for a special occasion or even a week day dinner. The pastry on this is lushious! I used frozen butter and grated it, made it sooo flaky and delicious!! I think one could use almost any filling, I used pink salmon, probably the sockeye would have looked prettier. I'm sure a meat/chicken filling would work beautifully too.
(from one of those little bakefest books, pullout from a magazine.)
If you've been looking for a different taste option for a chicken pot-pie type of meal, here's the recipe! This recipe comes from my Grandmother, who has been taking this one to potlucks and reunions ongoing! Always a crowd-pleaser.
I love this meal for it's ease and down home goodness. You can make this one dish meal in less than 30 minutes. It's pretty too! You could substitute chopped carrots for the red pepper if you'd prefer. It reminds me of chicken pot pie without the 'pie'. Comfort! It makes A LOT so you can serve half of it and freeze the other half for a quick dinner some other night. From Simple & Delicious courtesy of Danette Forbes. *NOTE: this recipe does not include many spices, etc.. It is meant to be a comfort food type of recipe. If you enjoy spice, go ahead and throw some in!! This recipe is also versatile in terms of what veggies you like. Have fun with it. :)
This recipe is in about its third or fourth generation, passed down from Grandma to Mom to Me. It became my children's favorite, and now my grandchildren love it. It was a staple in each household, with or without the hamburger. The children named it "Belly Buster" because they always ate too much when we had it. Freezes well.
I got this recipe from my husband's step-grandmother and it is delicious and easy. I normally cut down on the ingredients because its just the 2 of us eating but it is so yummy and easy! I also use a frozen pie crusts and tear apart the crusts and put it and the chicken mixture in a pyrex dish-so much easier!!
I made about a half dozen of these when I was "nesting" with my second baby, and it saved me from having to cook on Sundays until my baby was six weeks old. These pies freeze really well and are delicious. Add carrots, celery and peas if you like (we prefer them without).