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Hello, all. I’m at work tonight & will check in as soon as I get home.
What is your favorite comfort food?
I like (s)mashed potatoes & gravy.
Ham steak & hominy (one ham steak, two cans of whole hominy, drained. Sear the steak on both sides, remove from pan. Add the hominy to the skillet & stir to scrape up the ham bits, then put the steak on top of the hominy & put the whole skillet into the oven  for about half an hour until the ham steak is cooked through and the hominy has browned a bit & absorbed the ham flavor. Serve with your favorite green veggie: I like spinach).
There’s always chicken & dumplings or chicken & waffles: both are excellent. If you have some fresh tarragon, mince it up & add to the dumplings or to the chicken gravy.
But where I live, the most famous comfort food is chicken pot pie (bot or bott boi), which is a kind of chicken & noodle dish. Unlike the pot pie enjoyed by the rest of the nation, the Pennsylvania Dutch version is more like a stew: no crust: and includes saffron, which the Amish & Mennonites grow here.
Besides chicken & chicken broth, the recipe includes those bot boi noodles, carrots, potatoes, the aforementioned saffron, flour&butter for gravy, and peas. I would add chopped onions & maybe chopped celery. You can Google for a real recipe: but the peas were always de rigeur when I was growing up. It’s one of those recipes you can play with: there are as many different versions as there are Amish & Mennonite & assorted other PA Dutch cooks.
So, what are your favorite comfort foods? Recipes most definitely requested!