Crock Pot Comfort

Okay,I’m loving my new George Foreman toy, but my all time favorite small appliance is the Crock Pot.  I love coming home after work and smelling the delicious aroma of Pot Roast before I even get inside.  Sooo comforting.

With a side of potatoes and carrots of course.

Breakfast was wonderful as well. Katie has shown me my new favorite way to have oatmeal: Baked oatmeal!

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Delish.  Then I went to the gym for some weight training and running.  I’m loving how much stronger I’m feeling.  After lunch, I showered and grabbed a great lunch before heading out the door:

Thanks to my meal prepping on Sunday, I had grilled chicken and brown rice in the fridge to form the base of my lunch.  I added some Cholula hot sauce and microwaved.  Then topped with leftover mango salsa and Greek yogurt and more hot sauce.  It hit the spot.  I had some great eats today!  And more to come tomorrow.  Manicures and lunching with my lady friend.  Can’t wait!!

I’m also looking forward to this spooky dessert that I’ve been enjoying all week:

Reeses Pieces and peanut butter filled chocolate eyeballs, yum.  Fun fact.  The man’s nickname for me is “Peepers”.  That’s why he brought me home these chocolate peepers.  The package says “Creepy Peepers”.  Is he trying to tell me something?

Comfort foods.

What are your comfort foods?  Mine are the foods I most remember eating while growing up.  Among them are meatloaf, lasagna, pot roast, stuffed peppers ( we called them stuffed mangoes, I have no idea why), cabbage rolls, spaghetti, fried swiss macaroni and cheese, just to name a few.   Tonight’s menu featured an old comfort food, probably familiar to you  if you grew up in Northeastern Ohio, the cream chicken sandwich, so simple and yet so satisfying.

All I did was put 2 chicken breasts in a crock pot with 2 cans of cream of chicken soup and cooked until it shredded easily with a fork  and served on a bun.  For my side, I had  2 more comfort foods mixed together, potatoes and cabbage fried up in a little olive oil salt and pepper.

And check out what I’m about to eat for dessert:

I can only describe this as the most delicious homemade snicker on the face of the Earth.  Carol, can I please have this recipe?  She made it a while ago, but I froze some for a special treat.  It is heavenly!!!  I defrosted it and it melted a little, can’t wait to dig in.

On the menu for tomorrow is meat loaf.

Maybe it’s the time of year, but comfort foods are what I’m longing for right now.  What are you craving?