One of my go-to favorites is Spaghetti.
I have to use a certain kind of spaghetti sauce: Cascones. It has the perfect blend of spices and sauciness for me. I'm a garlic person and this sauce has the perfect garlic amount.
To make the meat sauce, I use both Italian sausage and ground beef. I put in equal parts of both and brown it all together. Again, gets the right blend of things...this time meats.
I use angel hair pasta, just because I like it.
After it's all done, I use the Kraft Italian Blend Cheese to top it off.
We usually have a small Caesar salad and garlic bread with it.
My cheap go to favorite is: Polish Kielbasa and Macaroni and Cheese. This meal cost under $10 and feeds everyone. Target had Mac and Cheese on sale for 66 cents and the Polish Kielbasa for $3.47, so technically it was an under $5.00 meal this week. I do add some extra cheese to the Mac and Cheese to make it extra creamy, but I almost always have cheese on hand. This week, I used the Italian Blend. It was the right choice.
Pizza is always a comfort food. Especially homemade pizza. I cannot wait to cook it over a campfire on vacation.
My last favorite comfort food would be my enchiladas. Everyone has their own way of making them. Myself included. I like both the white sauce and the red sauce and I totally combine them to make a super enchilada that the kids love and I love. Here's my recipe if you want to be brave and makes some:
First off, you have to use chicken with the white sauce. Beef or pork is just too weird with it.
I cook my chicken first. I usually boil it in a medium pan of water. Just enough water to get the chicken tender and white. I take the chicken out and shred it. I empty a majority of the water out, only leaving about half a cup. Sometime I add a chicken bouillon cube. I add one package of cream cheese and add the chicken back in. I put in a handful of Mexican blend cheese, a few spoonfuls of sour cream and mix all the gloriousness together. This is what I put inside the tortilla. Once I get those all in the pan, I pour a can of the red enchilada sauce on top and cover it with more cheese. I bake it until it's beautiful and golden. I usually serve this with some chips and sauce. We sometimes make an avocado dip.
What are you favorite comfort foods?
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Mmmm, these all sound so good. I'm going for the enchiladas! You're family is lucky. I don't usually put much care into my cooking :-\ReplyDelete
The enchiladas are my favorite. I'm a dork and couldn't decide which sauce I liked better, so I just combined them.Delete
Well now I'm hungry! I've never made enchiladas with cream cheese mixed in - I'm going to try that next time!ReplyDelete
It makes it extra creamy! :)Delete
Spaghetti with ground beef *and* Italian sausage? Polish sausage and mac & Cheese? I'm coming to your house. Seriously, that's the way Mary and I eat.ReplyDelete
I really like the combination of the two meats. WE always have extra food, so anyone is welcome!Delete
The enchiladas are exactly what my Sweetie would love.ReplyDelete
They are super yummy!Delete
I am a garlic lover too.It adds so much to a meal!ReplyDelete
I just want to come to your house for dinner EVERY night.ReplyDelete