Friday, September 30, 2016

Rewind Friday: Comfort Food

The high today is forecasted to be 69 glorious degrees. Can I get a Fall lovin' AMEN?! This entire week has been fairly amazing weather wise. We've hand some intense thunderstorms but that's par for the Ohio weather course this time of year. If I'm being totally honest, I actually love storms. Rain doesn't bother me one bit. But with raining days and cool evenings there is only one thing on my mind: comfort foods. For this month's Rewind Friday post, I want to share 5 Wife Mommy Me recipes that are so comforting you may want to change out of any and all pants that include zippers and buttons. So basically either stay in your pajamas or change into a fresh set and enjoy these meals.

As much as I'd like to pretend every meal I serve my family is a healthy good-for-you meal that's just not the truth. I do ATTEMPT to make things better for us but I would say at least 2-3 times a week we have true comfort foods. From breakfast and lunch to dinner and a sweet treat, I try to blend chicken, rice and veggies in with foods that remind you of being home with family during the Fall and Winter. Something about being tucked cozy indoors with your family enjoying a homemade meal full of calories makes me wish for cool evenings now. What can I say? I love to eat. Here are 5 meals that we love and enjoy on a regular basis. Omit or change ingredients as you'd like to fit your dietary needs.

Sausage Hash Brown Casserole
This serves a crowd and makes for a great breakfast to enjoy on Thanksgiving or Christmas morning. I don't think it heats up well but others enjoy it. I'm weird about eggs being reheated so I'd make this when you have 5-7 people you plan to feed.

Blueberry Muffins
These are a favorite of ours. They are perfect for when you have a busy morning with little time to have breakfast. Connor likes them which says a lot since he is such a picky eater (he gets that from me). You can switch the blueberries for strawberries and banana, too. It's a basic recipe that works well with many fruits.

Grown Up Grilled Cheese
Moment of truth: I could live off of grilled cheese and soup. I actually had it last evening for dinner. James was out and Connor asked for chicken fries so dinner was SIMPLE but delicious. The key to this grilled cheese is the garlic used. If garlic isn't your thing that's (sort of) okay. You can get the same result with the EVOO. Give it a try; it's amazing.

Taco Soup
Do you partake in Taco Tuesday? If so switch things up and make this soup. It's so filling and everyone loves it, husband included. This is a crock pot meal so you know how easy it is to throw together. The only thing you need to cook is the meat (I like using turkey). If you happen to have any leftover it makes for great leftovers for lunch the next day.

When cookie meets brownie you get this amazing thing called a brookie. Toss in some peanut butter and you've got yourself a buckeye brookie. In Ohio buckeyes are the go to treat during football season. This cookies are deliciously soft and hit the spot. They are simple to make but you'll want to make multiple batches as they go fast. 

So are you now starving?
Grab a recipe and start cooking or baking, whatever is your pleasure! 

Now it's your turn. The link up is change for your to share your best content, your favorite post from this week or just your weekly Friday Favorites. Anything goes! You can link as many posts as you'd like; no limit! Be sure to use hashtag #RewindFridayParty when sharing on social media so we can give you some INSTANT LOVE.

Last month's most clicked was 5 Ways to a Great Home Environment from Life Breath Present. The guest writer shared simple creative ways to make everyone in your home feel safe to to be themselves. I love that this post is strees-free home life. Be sure to check it out.

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