Flash Me Friday: Favorite Comfort Food

This week’s Flash Me Friday is your favorite cold weather comfort food. Jen, from The Groettum Family blog, decided to switch it up this week and have us all share a recipe that we love. Join the fun and share your favorite too!

Chicken Pot PieOne of our favorites is chicken pot pie. This recipe is a mix of a few recipes for pot pie that I altered to our taste and to make it quicker.

1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup chopped onion (or I use onion flakes)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 pepper
1 3/4 chicken broth
2/3 cup milk
2 cups cooked chicken
1 bag of frozen mixed veggies (or I use leftover veggies if we have them)
1 tube Pillsbury crescent rolls

Heat butter in saucepan until melted. Blend in flour, onion, salt, and pepper. Simmer. Slowly stir in milk and chicken broth (a little at a time). Boil while stirring until sauce is thick, but still creamy. Stir in chicken and veggies.

I like to use an 8 x 8 baking dish. Spray the bottom with cooking spray. Place half the tube of crescent rolls on the bottom, press seems together. Add chicken mixture, and top with second half of crescent rolls. Bake according to directions on crescent rolls. Enjoy!

I think the crescent rolls are better than a pie crust because they are buttery and flaky, and the cook really fast! We usually eat half and save the other half for yummy leftovers.

Favorite, Homemade Mac ‘n Cheese

This is probably the BEST comfort food there is. I don’t think there is ever a night where I couldn’t eat homemade mac ‘n cheese. This is a family recipe that gets changed just a little by each person who makes it. It’s not the taste you would normally expect with mac ‘n cheese. Jesse didn’t like it the first time he had it, but now its one of his favorites too. And to make it even better, the cost of the total recipe about $3!


  • 8oz of elbow macaroni (cooked)
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 can of milk (refill soup can)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • pepper to taste

Stir everything together and bake at 350 for 30 minutes, stir half way through.  Yummy!!

Mac 'n cheese