Tuna Two-Way: From-Scratch Tuna Casserole with egg noodles (of course) and mushrooms in a chicken-broth béchamel, topped with fresh bread crumbs. Homemade comfort food.
Vanilla-Pear Panna Cotta with Pear-Caramel Sauce: cream, Williams pear brandy … a sophisticated comfort food.
Fast Chicken and Slow Potatoes (w/Spinach). It’s your two favorite comfort-food groups – “baked” and “fried” – along with a few others you might like: “braised” and “fricasseed.”
This Cast-Iron Skillet Hasselback Potato Gratin is the extra-strength comfort food you’ve been looking for to get you through these trying times.
This homemade stovetop macaroni and cheese recipe uses a cheese sauce that’s made from powdered milk, cheese, and beer. Two of these items you probably have in your possession. The third, if you simply stocked it, would always be at the ready and would be very handy in a bomb shelter.
This is a review of Lidia Bastianich’s “Italian-American Lasagna.” It’s loaded with meat sauce, mozzerella, and ricotta. It’s a fantastic recipe. It also freezes and reheats beautifully: so have some now and have some months from now. You’ll get a lot of delicious mileage out of this.
This is the Donna Reed of chicken salad sandwiches, meaning domestic perfection, of course. But you know the disreputable character she played in “From Here to Eternity?” Well, it’s got a little of that Donna Reed in it, too. It’s party-flavored comfort food made with chicken that was spit-roasted, partially eaten, and then cast aside.