During the tough times, which there have been plenty of as of late, I look to various things to bring me comfort…things that give me a warm feeling on the inside and that help ease my troubled mind, like reading a favorite book, listening to an uplifting song and hugs from my boyfriend.
One of the other things that brings me comfort is some of my favorite comfort meals…meals that I’ve been making for years that remind me of happy times…moments without stress that were filled with light and laughter.
Many of the meals that I consider comfort foods contain Hood Sour Cream as an ingredient or as a topping. And since it’s such a popular addition to many of my meals, I always have at least one container of sour cream in our fridge at all times.
For example, I love to dip my roasted rosemary potatoes in sour cream. I also love to add it to homemade chili, as a dip for barbecue potato chips or chicken fingers or as a topping on the chicken burger and refried bean wonton taco cups, shown below.
Recently, I decided to add a sour cream-based spin on a family favorite casserole recipe. I usually cook a similar casserole in the oven, but I decided to make some changes to the recipe, which included adding sour cream to the mixture AND cooking it in a crockpot.
Once it was time to serve the crockpot casserole, I add a few dollops of Hood Sour Cream to the top of it. And as you can see, it looks darn tasty. (Tasted it too!)
In addition to the sour cream, the recipe includes rotisserie chicken, cornbread stuffing, chicken broth, cream of mushroom soup and cream of chicken soup.
Another favorite meal in our house is cornflake-coated chicken. The chicken used in this recipe is coated first in sour cream and then crushed cornflakes. Once cooked, the chicken is then topped with a sour cream and shrimp sauce. It’s delicious! Seriously, I want some right now!
When I made it last week, I also made some sour cream mashed red potatoes for the first time. They were creamy and delicious. I will definitely be making that recipe again.
What are some of your favorite comfort foods? What meals make you feel better?