My family got together with some friends this past Monday, and we were informed by our host that it was "Blue Monday," the most depressing day of the year. I had never heard that before, but I could definitely relate! These cold, dark days with snow and ice have me longing for spring. Yet there is something that I love about hunkering down during winter. It's also a great time for comfort foods.
I think it's interesting to learn what people's comfort foods are. Culture and family history play such an important role in determining what is comforting to each individual person. For me, many of my favorites include pasta and cheese (e.g., homemade mac and cheese, lasagna). For my youngest daughter, I know it's beef stew.
I'd like to include some family-friendly comfort food recipes on this blog in the next few weeks and would love some suggestions. What are your favorite comfort foods? What recipes would you like to see?