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COMFORT FOOD

For the last week I have been sick with a cold, been a little stressed (more on this at a later date) and have been in need of comfort . . . I don’t just mean a hug or kiss or even quite time along with a good book and a glass of wine . . . no I mean FOOD!!!! . . . you know those special dishes you had as a child that just seemed to make the world seem brighter . . .

Well I decided to make a dish that I find great pleasure in and that is totally (and I mean totally) not good for you . . . this dish is not a childhood favorite as I just discovered it a few years ago when having dinner at the Cheesecake Factory in San Jose (no its not cheesecake) . . . its “Shepherd’s Pie” . . . now I have had other versions (including one that my daughter makes) but they have never come close to the one at the Cheesecake Factory . . . soooooooooo . . . I decided on this rainy day to try and bring some comfort to my husband and myself by trying to make this dish . . . this meant that I went through all my cookbooks (boy I have a lot of these – looks like its time to clean the old bookshelf) . . . I even went on line hoping that somewhere out there is the exact recipe for the Cheesecake Factory’s Shepherd Pie . . . no such luck . . . sooooooo I took a few ingredients from all the recipes I did find interesting and came up with my own version . . . well I am heard to tell you that it turned out pretty great – hey dear hubby even liked it enough to have seconds . . . soooooooo I now have a new recipe to add to my file and one that brings comfort to my husband and myself . . .
BTW . . . what is your number 1 favorite comfort food?????? . . . mine will always be “rice pudding” . . . that’s all for now . . . thanks for stopping by . . .

1 Comment

  1. Yum! That's so funny…I just ate Shepard's Pie for dinner tonight! Must be this winter weather!My favorite comfort food is homemade chicken noodle soup! Yum!Miss you oodles and tons!

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