Nessa is a full time wife and mother of two, living the small town life in rural Texas. She loves cooking everything from tried and true recipes to her own wonderful creations. Catch her blogging at Ramblings of a Texas Housewife and on Twitter @Nessa_TX.
The cooler months seem to make me crave comfort foods. Casseroles and soups are my comfort foods of choice. Unfortunately, there are times when I crave slow cooked comfort but only have minutes to spend in the kitchen.
That’s when I turn to these quick, tasty meals. They satisfy my craving for comfort food, without me spending all day in the kitchen.
Farmhouse Chicken Dinner – This tastes like something grandma would make. Kids and adults alike love it and it is requested often in my home. You can have it on the table in just under an hour, which I love. This is a great fall/winter dish.
Classic Macaroni and Cheese – We all love macaroni and cheese around here. I adore the baked variety, like my Nanny made. Dan loves the Velveeta variety like his mama makes. The kids pretty much don’t care as long as it’s cheesy. This recipe has become our family favorite, as it’s creamy, cheesy, and baked. We all love it and it is ready in a snap.
Italian Sirloin Stew – We love stew and this recipe is a delightfully different beef stew. Full of Italian flavor and topped with yummy cheese, it’s sure to be a hit at your house as well.
Enchilada Soup – A wonderful Tex Mex soup for chilly days. Make it as mild or as spicy as you like.
One of our favorite comfort meals is breakfast for dinner. French toast, waffles, pancakes, muffins, and more can be whipped up quickly. Pair them with fluffy scrambled eggs, juice, and maybe some bacon and you have a yummy, quick meal. Maybe try a breakfast casserole instead of your traditional breakfast for a nice change of pace.
These are just a few of my quick, comforting favorites. I love that they can be put on the table quite quickly. The family loves that they taste amazing. So, it’s a winning situation all the way around.
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