In the colder months, I utilize my crock pot so much that I don't bother to put it away in the pantry any more. It was my early (
All I did was to throw the chicken thighs into the crock pot along with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, salt, pepper, five spice powder and hot water (just enought to cover the chicken). Afer two hours, you have a yummy entree! I love the sugar snap peas, carrots, boiled eggs and buckwheat noodles in them.
Another classic in my kitchen is Won-Ton Noodle.
I loved to help my mom wrap these when I was a child, the act itself makes me feel grown-up. Now I realize that we often associate food with some kind of longing. I often laughed at the comments in Iron Chef America, one of the judges always says (in English with the fake Japanese accent) :".....hmmmm, this brings back my childhood memories..ah.. so.. happy, so.. delightful...this is what a good dish is about!!". Well, I now can relate to those comments.
I like to buy fresh ground pork and use the ready-made wrappers. I wrapped them up ahead of time as they freeze so well. When hunger strikes, all you need to do is boil them and add vegetable and noodles. Another happy meal!
Now you can't have all that without any yummy desserts...
Apple Pie was foreign to me until my twenties. I grew to love it and call it comfort food. It is a wonderful feeling to know how much my family loves this simple dessert that I can make in a pinch. No, I never get the store-bought /ready-made crust. It comes from my heart and own creation.
I no longer need the recipe for the pie as I make the Apple Pies WAY too many times. Now that is a plus when you are busy and are in need of some comfort food. What's your comfort food?