i ♥ comfort food!

this week has brought with it a significant drop in temperature – hello low 30’s at night! i am finding the cooler weather absolutely heavenly!

captain had wrangled one of his cohorts into coming over after work to help bring some furniture down to storage. knowing that they had a PT test stupid early the next morning, i wanted to cook something comforting, but not heavy, to help them feel their best for the early morning ahead and to say ‘thank you!’ to captain b for coming over to help. {this is not the first time he’s had to come help move furniture, bless.}

i found this recipe for a broccoli cheddar soup {more of a chowder really} and all i can say is make it. make it now. it totally fit the bill of being comforting & hearty, but not too heavy. perfect for a cold autumn evening.


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some amendments: i used skim milk rather than half & half and honestly, cannot imagine using anything but. the soup was SO thick and lovely with the milk; i feel using half & half would have made it… gloppy {for lack of a prettier phrase.} another edit, i did not serve the soup in bread bowls. rather, i crisped some onion rolls in the oven and served for dipping.

the guys seemed to love it! and though i didn’t have any last night, i enjoyed leftovers for lunch and can attest to its deliciousness.

has it gotten chilly in your neck of the woods, yet? if yes, what comfort foods do you most love to create?

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2 thoughts on “i ♥ comfort food!

  1. it is not as cold here as i wish — jealous of your low 30s! i love soups when its chilly, but honestly, cheeeeeese is my favorite comfort food. this sounds really good! i like how you lightened it up!

    • ooooh! i hear you on the cheese love! my first trimester, it made me sick & i was near devastated. when i got further along & realized i could handle it again, all bets were off! i hope you try it and if you do, that you enjoy it as much as I did!

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