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Hattie's macaroni and cheese

Today makes us want some Hattie's Mac and cheese.

This coming Saturday and Sunday you'll be able to sample New York State wines, beers and all kinds of food at the Pride of New York Harvest Festival at the Empire State Plaza. In addition to nearly 100 different exhibitors, there will be seminars and cooking demonstrations from New York chefs, brewers and wine experts.

Tickets to the event are $25 per day, but AOA has two pairs to give away. The tickets are good for either Saturday or Sunday -- your choice.

Today's weather has us thinking about homemade soups, pot pies and other winter comfort foods -- which inspired today's entry question.

What is your favorite winter comfort food?

Maybe it's mac and cheese, maybe it's ice cream. Whatever gets you through cold, raw days like today. To enter the drawing, answer the question in the comment section of this post. If you want to add a recipe or where we can find it, go for it.

Important: One entry per person. You must answer the question to be eligible. Two people will each win a pair of tickets. You must post your comment by 8 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. You must include a working email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winners will be notified by email by 9 am on Wednesday, November 11 10 -- and must respond by 8 pm that day.

Comments

Shepard's Pie

Mac 'n Cheese. Homemade though, none of that boxed stuff!

My favorite winter comfort food is my homemade chili - made with ground turkey/onions/garlic/carrots/red and green bell peppers/jalepeno peppers/dark red kidney beans/diced crushed tomatoes and lots and lots of chili powder. It can be eaten with shredded cheese or plain greek yogurt (way better than sour cream!) and/or blue corn chips. So easy to make and so tasty.

My favorite winter comfort food is vegetable soup. I buy the usual aromatics and then whatever winter veggies are on sale (squash, parsnips, potatoes, etc). Saute the aromatics with 1T olive oil in a big ol' dutch oven. Season with cumin, cayenne, s&p and a pinch of curry powder. Once they're done, put in the other veggies with enough stock of your favorite flavor enough to cover the veggies by about an inch. Simmer, simmer, simmer. When everything is tender and tasty, scoop out about a third of the veggies, blend them, and add them back. This makes the soup creamy without having to put any cream in it.

Or, if you're like me, put cream in it anyway. =)

Serve with home made bread and wear elastic-waisted pants.


My fav. cold weather comfort food has got to be homemade chili!

Homemade Mac and Cheese!

I'd have to say risotto - filled with veggies and bound together by my homemade chicken stock.

Minestrone soup with homemade bread. Yum. Perfect cold weather dinner.

Macaroni and Cheese with peas...

Mashed potatoes. No, wait, pierogies. Ooo, or French Onion Soup!

I can't pick just one, and I'm okay with that.

a big ole bowl of stewed meats and veggies, homemade and can have more than one type of meat, be it lamb/goat, pork, beef, oxtails, etc. You can put in any veggies you want, so it's a great way of emptying the fridge and cabinets of extras. It freezes and reheats well too.

Mac N Cheese! The baked, almost solid kind, not the super-duper soupy kind.

I usually put broccoli in mine.

Risotto. So far found a pretty decent one at NWBB.

Potato Leek Soup.

My favorite winter comfort food is gumbo. I like to start cooking it Sunday afternoon when it starts getting dark. Obviously I drink a bottle of wine while cooking. Then, just about when the wine is done, I've got dinner and lunch for the entire week.

Homemade chicken soup with egg noodles, or french onion soup, or clam chowder.. soup of any kind really.

I like to make a fake risotto - Campbell's tomato or cream of mushroom soup with rice cooked into it. Yummy, warm and super easy to make!

Pot roast with carrots and potatoes.

Chili with cornbread. Spicy, warm and yummy.

shepard's pie.

same as any other season... pizza!

*shepherd's pie.

There is nothing like homemade potato soup with a freshly baked baguette on a dreary day like today!

I use this recipe for the soup: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Baked-Potato-Soup/Detail.aspx

Chicken Stew and Dumplings!

Chili in the slow cooker!!

Days like today call for something simmering on the stove for hours, filling the house with yummy smells. Chili is a favorite around here, as is homemade sauce with meatballs

Anything that's full of fat & carbs. Mac n cheese, beef stew, chicken & dumpling stew, chili, mashed potatoes....yummm
Oh, and soup. :)

Homemade chicken noodle soup

grilled cheese and tomato soup!!

Yum... that mac and cheese looks good. This season, so far though, my favorite is Bubble and Squeak - cabbage and ground beef covered in bechamel and baked till it "bubbles and squeaks"!

What we call "morning" soup in our house - broth (homemade chicken or turkey), carrots, greens and Asian cellophane noodles. Soup for breakfast is the best on cold, wintery days like today!

Butternut squash ravioli with steamed sugar snap peas, and a side of baked potato soup with bacon, chives and cheddar cheese. Great, now I'm hungry for lunch.

Soup! Especially clear soups ... and especially spicy, clear soups with noodles. So long as I have a stash of rice noodles, tofu (or turkey meatballs), broth/miso/bouillon, random fresh or frozen veggies, dried or fresh birds-eye chilis, and kimchee (the ginormous jar from Asian Supermarket on Central), I'm pretty well set for all my winter meals. Takes mere minutes to cook, cheap, easy, endlessly adaptable, and wonderfully warming.

Definitely Chicken and Dumplings!

A slow-cooked pot of my love's meat sauce - meatballs, pork, two or three types of sausage. Pure heaven.

Mac n cheese is my fav every day comfort food.. Seriously, I could eat it ever day. A wintery day like today - definitely soup! Baked potato, beef stew, chicken and dumplings, creamy tomato, Italian wedding, chicken and rice, chicken enchilada. In fact, I think I'll make chicken enchilada soup tonight for dinner.

in the past few years my favorite winter food has been lamb bolognese. not sure if i make it right, but boy is it good. sauce and meatballs sunday dinner with garlic bread is a close second. then comes stews, pot roasts and the like. i think this year my homemade pho ga might be on the list too!

Mac 'n Cheese all the way. Although, it's pretty good year round too! I've been perfecting my recipe and may even enter the M&C Bowl next year!

hot chocolate!

Homemade Butternut squash soup with apple!

Has to be meatloaf, mashed potatoes, sweet corn and hot homemade biscuits!

Mmmmmmm now I need to make it!!

For me its a tie between my own homemade squash soup- in fact I'm eating some right now--and takeout Indian. There is something about feasting on mounds of hot buttery rice and something stewed and spicy that soothes my soul.

Since I failed as a vegetarian a few years ago, I have come to love cassoulet. I know it sounds fancy, and it is by no means "light," but there is nothing heartier than slowly cooked beans with sausage, bacon and duck. My dutch oven is my best friend during our long Upstate NY winter. Just the aroma of a slowly stewing pot of Great Northerns and fatty meats on a Sunday afternoon can actually raise the perceived temperature of my apartment (I'm quite sure that this really is entirely due to the delicious scent of the dish, and *not* at all related to keeping the oven on for half a day). The duck confit from Hudson Valley Foie Gras is such a perfectly decadent and local ingredient too!

egg nog!

On a blustery day like today, I love me a big, steaming bowl of Chicken Italiana over buttered egg noodles. It is tasty and perfect for the working Joe (or Jille), who is on a budget in terms of time and money. And easy as all heck for the culinarily challenged (I don't think "culinarily" is a word, but go with me here).

You need: 1 pack of Italian dressing mix (like Good Seasons, but Hannaford makes a cheaper version--score!); a pound of chicken breasts (I slice them up into tenderloin-sized pieces); 1/4 cup water; 1 10 oz. can of mushrooms, 1 package of cream cheese, and 1 can of cream of chicken soup.

Here's how you make it: Wake up, shuffle to the kitchen, open fridge, grab cutlets and cream cheese, slice 'em up and put into crockpot with 1/4 cup water and package of Italian Dressing mix--mix together and cook on high for 1 hour while you conduct your morning routine (grumbling, coffee, feeding of pets, shower/finding non-wrinkled, hopefully clean work clothes, walking of furry pets, finding car keys, that sort of thing).

After an hour, mix together the cream cheese and cream of chicken soup (to save time and have everything mixed cohesively, I plop the soup and cream cheese into a sauce pan and mix them/warm them up a bit together that way, but you can soften the cream cheese manually with the soup in a bowl). Add this mixture to crockpot. Drain can of mushrooms and throw them in the crockpot too. Set to "LOW" and cook for 8 hours.

You will come home after a long day of employment angst to find a tasty and DEE-licious meal waiting for you. All you need to do is boil some water, throw in a little salt, cook up some egg noodles, drain, add butter (I worship at the Church of Paula Deen--it's all better with butter). Plop buttered noodles on a plate, scoop Chicken Italiana on top of noodles, uncork a bottle of cabernet sauvignon, and you have yourself a happy meal for you and those you love and/or want to impress (just don't tell them what's in the dish--mystery is better). If you want to throw in a pious vegetable to appear more healthy, I find that broccoli is a nice accompaniment.

The truly badass will sprinkle some parmigana cheese on top, with some cracked black pepper. Yum! This is great for a casual dinner soiree or movie night. Minimal clean up and tastes even better the next day. Go forth, get cooking! You can thank me later.

Update

Woops wait, I goofed on my Chicken Italiana recipe--when you're grabbing the chicken cutlets and the cream cheese out of the fridge in your early morning stupor, just slice up the chicken cutlets and throw them into the crockpot with the Italian dressing mix and water, stir, and let cook on high for 1 hour. No cream cheese--just leave that on the countertop to soften up a bit for Step 2!!! Sorry about that, folks!

Chicken pot pie - so flaky, warm and creamy!

My favorite winter comfort food is my homemade curried butternut squash & red lentil soup. (It's really more of a stew.) Fantastic with some warm naan. Hmm... might have to make some of that this week....

Beef and Guinness pie. Had it for the first time during a blizzard in Scotland, and it's been my go to warm up meal ever since.

Tacos!

Grilled cheese and tomato soup.

a large pot of homemade hot and sour soup, heavy on the mushrooms and extra heavy on the crunchy bamboo shoots...

along with a plate of crispy noodles tossed with scallions, garlic and minced ginger, topped with some quickly sauteed bean sprouts...

and yes, I'm asian...

Warm, buttery mashed potatoes with thick, rich gravy - preferably with my mom's pot roast.

Meatballs and sauce from Ragonese, Perreccas bread and of course, wine and a roaring fire

Well, this is totally disgusting but also delicious.
Mashed potatoes mixed with corn, bacon, and ranch dressing.

I know, it sounds like a terrible KFC bowl knock-off, but try it sometime and tell me this is not the ultimate comfort food!

What beats meat... on a cold crappy day... Nothing, except meat combined with veggies and potatoes slowly simmered with bacon in a wine broth. Served with some crusty bread and a bottle of red.

Chicken pot pie!

Hot chocolate; made with cream and grated belgian chocolate. The very antithesis of Swiss Miss.

For a main Entree: stew, of any sort. Lately, it's been pork, with a tomato base, and cabbage... Warms you up nicely on a winter day.

For Dessert: Crisan's Drinking Chocolate. It makes winter seem not so bad... :)

Red Wine. And yes, I know you asked for a food.

Easily my absolute favorite (which I only found from my love of John Legend, so it's a double win in my book)...

http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/macaroni-and-cheese

It's perfect as is, but for something extra sometimes I cook chicken breasts, cut them up and add them to the mixture before baking.

Grilled cheese & tomato soup!

home made vegetarian chilli! yummmm!

Chicken and Dumplings! Or grilled cheese and tomato soup! Now that I am 5 months pregnant.. anything..haha

Right now there's beef stew in the crockpot. Beef and whatever looked good at the farmer's market - onions, carrots, parsnips, little red potatoes and garlic. Some bay leaf, the leftover red wine from last night and some rosemary, salt and pepper. In a few hours I'll see if it needs anything else.

A bowl of homemade chili with a side of mashed potatoes and sauteed (garlicky, buttery) KALE!!!

grilled cheese with tomato soup!

My favorite comfort food is lasagna, served with hot, crusty garlic bread and a big ol' glass of wine. Mmmm....going to the store right now to buy ingredients...it's snowing outside!! :-D

Any of my mom's casseroles ... especially chicken & rice, w/ a side of peas. Or a baked potato w/ loads of sour cream.

My mom's enchiladas and fideo. Awesome!

Braised beef short ribs. A family Sunday night fave. (insert soundclip of Homer Simpson drooling here)

Kasha varnishkes.

The very simple, yet perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It can take many forms, but the key is the sweet of the jelly and the salty of the peanut butter. I've tried it with all different kinds of jams and jellies, but I still prefer grape or strawberry. I've tried it on all different kinds of breads, but I prefer a soft, consistent whole wheat. I've enjoyed them cold, but prefer the bread toasted so the peanut butter melts. I've even grilled it like a pannini. No matter which way you slice it, feels like home.

Chicken noodle soup and hot tea

Homemade vegetable stew with sourdough bread. Yum!!

Tuna Melt

Meatloaf (my grandmother's recipe which didn't come with measurements: mix meat, diced onion, saltine crackers, some tomato sauce, s&p; hand shape it in to a "loaf shape" & poke some holes in the top with your fingers; mix the rest of the tomato sauce, vinegar & brown sugar (!) & pour into the finger holes; bake it until it looks done). Serve with: Lumpy from-scratch mashed potatoes & canned peas (peas & carrots if you're wild). Drink: A glass of cold milk. To finish: Apple pie with both a scoop of vanilla ice cream & a hunk of sharp cheddar cheese. Watch: The Lawrence Welk Show on PBS.

Homemade split pea soup with warm, crusty homemade bread. Seconds, please?

Potato Soup!

Belgian beef stew with beer and caramelized onions, served over wide egg noodles. Yum. Wish I had made some yesterday so it would be ready for me when I go home tonight!

Grilled tomato and cheese! yummmm

I'm all about apples in the winter, mulled cider and apple crisp.

Mac and Cheese Surprise -- boil pasta, add sour cream and grated cheddar. Bake for 20 minutes. Yum

any kind of pasta. I just love a bowl of hot noodles and sauce when it is cold and damp outside.

This does not answer your question, but the 11th is actually Thursday. The date in Wednesday November 10.

Pie

Editors: Erp. You're correct. Fixed.

I like old man food like liver and onions or mincemeat pie.

Homemade Chili (Betty Crocker recipe). Definately not fancy, but oh so good. Sometimes no frills is the best.

I love homemade mac n cheese, but it has to have crumbles on top!

The Mac & Cheese looks amazing!

A simple spaghetti and meat sauce dinner always hits the spot, topped with a little parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes. Taking to the ultimate, butter up a slice of soft Italian bread and put some spaghetti and meatsauce in the middle and fold the bread in half. Spaghetti sandwiches are a true classic...and are quite easy on the budget.

Grilled cheese & tomato soup! Yumcity!

Oh - so many wonderful dishes!

I just made butternut squash, sweet potato and pumpkin bisque with the veggies out of my parents' garden last night and it definitely just got me through this yucky day. I'm also a big fan of chai tea on chilly fall days - so delicious and tastes just like Thanksgiving in a cup! :)

A nice hoppy Imperial IPA.

I have so many but since I just made it...I'd have to say my homemade sauce with meatballs and sausage (both hot and sweet). Nothing like a nice plate of pasta, with good sauce and meat, garlic bread and salad! Warms the body and soul!

Mashed Potatoes with my Nana's gravy. AND, since being pregnant- chocolate milk.

Homemade tomato marinara made with red wine-- you can put some in the sauce, too--- ladled over penne pasta.... yum!

Ooh ooh ooh, that mac 'n cheese looks GOOD.

My favorite comfort food right now (since I don't know how to do the voodoo that produces mac 'n cheese like that) is this: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/portobello-pot-pie/

mac & cheese for sure!

a big thanksgiving dinner. like, bigger than your head. the biggest one ever! with a bajillion entrees and sides (total, not each). and of course, with the fireplace going and surrounded by good company.

that makes me feel comfortable in the winter. preferably after a good day of snowboarding in powder.

Homemade chili! Extra spicy!

slow cooked beef stew with noodles or homemade potato leek soup!! Also my moms bbq chili with cheese and sour cream on top, yummm!!

Sausage Stew.

In a large saucepan, cook rotini pasta. Once done, fill pan with cooked sausage links (sliced), stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, carrots, corn, brocolli and practically any other vegetable that you'd like. You can even add chicken broth if you want to make it more soupy.

Definitely keeps you full and warm for those long winter nights.

I definitely have to say Eggnog and homemade Snicker-doodles hit the spot. Of course, for some added warmth to your night, you can always Spike the eggnog. :)

Chowda. Any kind of chowda really.

homemade chicken & pastine soup with butter rolls and ritz crackers!

shephards pie - 'nuff said!

mother's milk stout from keegan ales with chicken pot pie

My mother's corn chowder with a butter biscuit to dip in the chowder at the end.

Chicken & Dumplings!

mmm chicken noodle soup... or tomato soup! And ice cream is a good choice for any season...

Toss up: French onion soup or scotch.

Homemade chicken pot pie.

Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Melt chocolate ice cream in a crock pot with a good amount of cinnamon and a dash of Kahlua if you're feeling fancy. Pour in mug, sit on couch under crocheted afghan, drink while watching mindless TV.

Sloppy Joes and Tater Tots! MMMMmmm good.

French toast casserole and lots of bacon! It's so warm and yummy you can eat it anytime of day

Mom's homemade beef barley stew

Shepard's Pie from a nice little pub in Dublin

Definitely some sort of stew. Throw some beef, potatoes, carrots, celery, canned tomatoes, and whatever else sounds good in the crock pot and just let it cook all day. It's excellent after coming inside out of the cold.

Pulled pork, fried okra and lots of soda!

Apple Pie!

Butternut squash soup

No matter the weather, 0 or 90, my favorite comfort food is ice cream! And I have to add, after seeing your picture, I am currently craving my mom's mac and cheese!

There is nothing better than coming home to the smell (and TASTE!) of roasted chicken and homemade mashed potatoes on a chilly fall/winter night. Preferably made by my mom!!!!

my great grandmothers mac and cheese recipe. The special ingredient is stewed tomatoes that you smother the whole thing in.

I'm going to cast the second vote for split pea soup. Especially when the ham hocks come from Rolph's.

Would have to be beef stew, nothing too crazy. Just straight forward beef stew.

chicken pot pie has always been the one for me.

MAC+ CHEESE! nom nom nom - i'll also take some peppermint hot chocolate with a candy cane sticking out of it (o:

Chinese take-out, no dishes just chopsticks!! Maybe a glass or two of wine!

My favorite cold weather food is tomato bisque soup (big chunks of tomato) and grilled cheese. And of course the grilled cheese should be made with white American on homemade Italian bread... Now I'm craving that for lunch.

In the colder months, I love a warm dish with a lot of spice! Homemade mac & cheese with habañero cheddar or beef stew and dumplings fired up with a punch of cayenne. Rawr.

Oatmeal, definitely McCann's Irish Oatmeal. The steel cut variety — not rolled quick oats — nice chunky horse-feed oatmeal with lots of butter, honey and cream.

Pickles!

What is your favorite winter comfort food?

Not really a food, but some good old fashioned spiced apple cider. With a shot of some dark rum. MMM. now that is just fantastic.

1 quart of apple cider, a cup of OJ, some orange rind ground up, nutmeg, cinnamon. and some other tasty spices. just plain perfect.

My Mom's seafood paella!

I make a ton of homemade soups and chili's during the fall and winter time that we can thaw out quickly for a nice warm meal on a cold winter night.

Absolute favorite out of that is the loaded baked potato soup. All the goodness of a loaded twice-baked potato in the warmth of a soup bowl!

I like a chicken roasted with winter vegetables. Mmm

I like a homemade Indian curry. The spice warms you up!

I am addicted to making and eating homemade French onion soup when the weather gets chilly.

I can't choose! Latkes, cauliflower and cheese, apple pie, fresh baked bread. It's all so good.

Risotto! Or for special occasions a standing rib roast.

Definitely Chili! With plenty of shredded cheddar and sour cream. And that Hatties Mac and Cheese is to die for.

Standard Mac& Cheese accompanied with a Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - salt, fat, sweet and tipsy - ahhh.

Homemade chili with sour cream and cheddar cheese toppings and a side of warm homemade cornbread-- yum!

Just love my spicy clam chowder for chilly weather - with lots of garlic, red potatoes and shallots...crushed red pepper, chives, thyme, thai chili, and white wine, half-n-half...yum!

My favorite winter comfort food is smoked gouda & tomato soup!!! So warm, so toasty, great for a light dinner, followed by warm apple crisp. YUM!

A nice hearty stew! Maybe some braised beef and a little wine for the base. Some carrots, celery, potatoes and whatever else you have handy slow cooked together.

Chicken pot pie with a homemade crust.

Lately I have two favorites:

1. Baked whole chicken (from the TroyFarmer's Market of course) with roasted root vegetables,

OR

2. Homemade deep dish pizza.

1. A fabulous, and oh so easy, backed chicken is as simple as this. Take a whole lemon, peel and all (but don't forget to remove the sticker if there happens to be one) and boil it for 5 minutes. While waiting on the lemon, massage butter and your favorite herbs (I like parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme -- thanks S&G, works every time!) under the skin into the muscle of the chicken. Really work it in there, like the chicken had a rough day. Then, when the lemon is done boiling, pop that sucker into the empty chicken cavity. Put the chicken in a roasting dish lined with your favorite root vegetables (chopped of course!) and a little water. This time of year I love sweet potatoes, beets, onions, carrots, and regular potatoes. Pop that bad boy (or girl) into the oven at 375 (F) for 20-30 minutes per pound. PRESTO! Instant comfort food!

2. If you are feeling the deep dish pizza, which I regularly do, it is easy as pie (HA! Pun intended!). First, toss a well seasoned cast iron skillet into the oven on 400 (F). Then grab your favorite pizza dough from your local establishment, or the grocery, and roll it out on a flour/cornmeal coated surface. Next chop your favorite veggies or meats (my current favorite combo is pepperoni, black olive, onion, and green pepper) and slice a ball of fresh mozzarella into disks. When the prep is complete, take your cast iron skillet out of the oven and place the dough into the hot dish, covering the bottom and sides. Add ample sauce, cover with disks of mozzarella, evenly distribute toppings, and top with the rest of the cheese. I love covering the crust in olive oil and sprinkling on some garlic too (YUM!). Then toss in the oven for about 30-40 minutes at 375 (F). Let sit about 5-10 minutes once the pie is cooked then transfer to a cutting board for easy slicing, and ENJOY!

This post is making me hungry!!

One of my favorite fall and winter comfort foods is a nice hot bowl of chili. I found a recipe in Real Simple a few years ago (one of my favorite mags) that was for a big pot of chili cooked with lager beer. Best. Chili. Recipe. Ever.

I included the link below. I use Heineken as my lager beer of choice (Heineken is such a great cooking beer) and it adds amazing flavor. To make it healthier as well I substitute the ground beef for ground turkey and do 6 garlic cloves instead of 4.

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/chili-crowd-00000000007495/index.html

Dale Miller's Lobster Bisque. So yummy.

I love some chili on a cold winter day...hmmmm or mushroom risotto....or butternut squash soup....

Very thick corn chowder with a buttery piece of fresh sourdough bread.

my mom's meatballs & gravy (as in a white mushroom gravy, not red sauce)
or my newset fav. pecan crusted chicken with sauteed apples & onions in a lemony cream sauce!! making that for dinner tonight!

My favorite is squash soup with some grated parmesan, chives, and maybe some nice, crusty bread!

Has to be good old homemade chicken noodle soup with a nice hearty, crusty bread on the side. Add some spiced cider for a drink and I'll be in heaven.

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