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capozzoli:
Man I love stick to your ribs dishes.

This one reminds me of my Grandma. Its chicken and dumplings but for some reason we called it Chicken Popeye. (pot pie)



Real easy.

Just take a few whole chicken legs and simmer them in water with a small onion, a few stlaks of celery and a couple of carrots all cut up.a bay leaf, salt pepper and celery seed and a fist full of peas. Simmer till the chicken is tender. Remove the chicken and pick the meat, cut it up and set it aside. Then thicken the broth a little with a mixture of flour and cold water.

For the dumplings mix two cups of flour, 1/2 cup of butter, a teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add ice cold water to the dry ingredients as it mixes till it becomes a moist but workable dough. Let the dough rest for about 1/2 hour then roll it out till it is about 1/8" thick. Then slice them to the desired size. Place them in salted boiling water for a little precook and then transfer them to the stew before they are completely finished.

Add the meat picked meat back to the pot heat up and serve.


So what is your comfort food recipe? Spaghetti and meatballs? Meat Loaf? Gulash?  

bluesman:
Now thats stick to your ribs good eatin' there Capp. I make the same dish using Jeff Smith's noodle recipe. I roll out the dough and cut the dumplings with a pizza cutter. My wife loves C & D. It's always a winner in my house. Nice job!

blatz:
my all time favorite comfort food is pot roast and potatoes or egg noodles.

I'll post our recipe if you guys care for me to, but I know how everybody has their recipe...

capozzoli:
Yeah man, lets see that recipe. And some pics too. 

I made linguine and clams tonight. Didnt get any pics, but that dish reminds me of my other grandma.

nicneufeld:
This isn't comfort food for me, but it seems kind of like it would be for others...a butternut squash soup made with from scratch chicken stock.  Was pretty tasty!

I hesitate to admit the sorts of things that are true comfort food for me....usually they aren't all that great in and of themselves.  Hot dogs sauteed in butter served with boxed macaroni and cheese, canned ravioli (good god!!!), or perhaps a little fancier, smoked meatloaf.  To me comfort food isn't things that I work hard at in the kitchen...its the crappy stuff I remember making for myself when I was younger, like quesadillas made with American cheese slabs and stuff like Top Ramen.

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