Fun winter comfort food ideas for the family is never far from my mind. I just finish with one meal, then I feel like I must immediately engage my mind into figuring out my next strategy for making another meal something interesting. I’m probably more involved in those thoughts lately as the cooler winter weather approaches. Here’s some fun comfort foods I thought of for the upcoming fall season. You could use these for meals or snacks if you’d rather.
Grilled Cheese and Avocado Finger Sandwiches
Keep your run of the mill grilled cheese sandwich healthy by using olive oil instead of butter for the outsides of the sandwiches, combined with a hearty whole grain bread. Slice some avocados thinly and place them over your cheese. Top with your last olive oiled bread slice and grill as you would normally. I use these for football game snacks on Sunday, by slicing these into long rectangles for finger sandwiches, or as whole sandwiches for regular meals, served with tomato soup.
These are festively made with a combination of Yukon Gold potatoes, white potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Just slice the different colored potatoes into bite sized chunks, then spread them into a single layer over a nicely olive oiled cookie sheet. Slice up a little red and green pepper and onion and add these to the potato layer. Complete the prep work by sprinkling some salt and cracked pepper over the entire layer of veggies, then cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the white potatoes are soft and crisp. Another great Sunday football snack. Or a quick lunchOven baked potatoes always comfort me in a pinch.
Homemade pizza is great, and it’s no different when you make it burrito style. Just start by drizzling some of your favorite tomato sauce over a flour tortilla, then your cheese of choice, and topping them off with your favorite meat and veggie toppings. For snack versions of this, just make more of these pizza burritos with the smallest size of tortilla wraps. For meals, make them on the larger flour tortillas. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for an hour.
Grilled Honey Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Do a grilled ham and cheese sandwich as you would normally, but once it’s just about brown enough, drizzle some of your favorite honey over one side of the sandwich and allow it to cook for half a minute or so. Then flip it over and do the same thing to the other side. Great cut in rectangular slices for snacks, much the same as the grilled avocado and cheese sandwich. Or as a sandwich with a soup of choice. You won’t believe the accolades you’ll get with these.
Source: Personal experience and ideas.