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What do you think about when I say comfort food? Maybe the pot roasts your mom made when you were young, or possibly baked chicken and mashed potatoes. Or are your comfort foods more along the lines of spaghetti or mac and cheese?
Comfort foods are more than just flavorful meals - they mean something to us. They make us feel good and happy and bring back memories of childhood or good times somewhere in our past. What kind of memories are you making when you serve your family at mealtime? Do your dinners serve up warm fuzzies that your kids will always remember or will their future comfort foods come with a side of fries and a supersized soda? Something to think about.
Of course comfort foods don't have to be main meals - there are plenty of delicious desserts, fresh bread and warm snacks that make us feel happy. Comfort foods don't have to be difficult to prepare, either - here are some healthy and quick recipes that just might make some new memories: