Okay, so maybe I wouldn’t throw a party and serve comfort food, or would I?  Why not?  In any case I’m sharing my favorite winter comfort food recipe with you today.  I was motivated to do this, in part, because The Polohouse has made comfort food her “Favorites on the First” topic and since the weather here in the U.S., even in Southern California, is very cool what better time to prepare soul warming, calorie loaded comfort food.  Consider it my way of forcing the inevitable must exercise more goal.

I confess, comfort food does just what it’s supposed to do to me when I eat it.  I feel satisfied and comfortable, even relaxed.  That might be caused by the over- abundance of calories in most of my favorite comfort foods, but either way, we don’t indulge that often and only when the NEED arises.

So, here you go.  This is a winner for my family.  It’s an Emeril Lagasse recipe, but my dear friend on Bainbridge Island, Linda, tested it out first. (Thank you, Linda) She is the person I give credit to for having tried and loved this recipe.  Oh, and I have actually served this to guests at a dinner party.  The individual baked pies provide great presentation.


Emeril’s Chicken Pot Pie – {Food TV provides a printable version of this recipe}

In addition to the recipe, I’ve included some comfort inviting rooms for your viewing enjoyment.


2-Friday Favesies GUest sitting room HP Home D Mag Karlisch3-photo4-phoebe howard enchanted home5-John Stefanidis coffee table6-great book case TG Interiors7-photo by michael mcnamara living room8-Traditional Home Joseph Minton 29-sky-blue-breakfast-room-in-beach-cottage ralph lauren10-antiquarian books and prints via content in a cottage11-david michael miller, providence 9.17.12and one of my favorites for comfort…

12-lyn comfort chairHere’s to a comfortable 2013.  May the New Year be filled with peace and love for all of us.  Happy New Year!

I’m visiting Savvy Southern Style’s Wow Us Wednesdays, stop by for some great ideas.