Comfort Food Back Home

After a long hard day of work, (especially being a Monday), there are certain things that just totally appeal to my senses:

  • My big cozy couch
  • Changing into my sweats as quickly as possible
  • A nice chilled glass of wine
  • Or, depending on the day, a nice cold beer 😉
  • Coming home to my boys
  • Turning on the Food Network/Scrubs reruns/catching up on the DVR
  • Reading a magazine

As nice as these things you see above are, there’s one more thing that will totally take precedence over them all…going home for Mom’s Cooking!


Tonight, Jay and I headed over to my parents’ house for a delicious home cooked meal. But it wasn’t just any meal. Oh no my friends…

Mom broke out her homemade sauce for a full chicken parm dinner! :mrgreen: My tummy had seriously been grumbling for it


Seriously. Just look at all that cheese! Comfort food at its finest. :)

Before I continue, let me quickly take a moment to share with you exactly why this situation was so wonderful:

  • I went and ate dinner in my “cozies” because, hey, it’s my parents. They’re not ones to judge!
  • I got to spend time with my parents (who I haven’t gotten to see nearly as much as I’d like these days…)
  • I also got to see my fave brother and Meg!


  • There are few foods on the face of this Earth I enjoy more than my mom’s homemade sauce.
  • I had a delicious, home cooked meal…and I didn’t have to do any of the cooking. 😉

Here’s my plate! I ate probably 2/3 of it?…Ok, maybe 3/4. 😉


Believe it or not, I actually requested the tiny piece…yes, that’s the tiny piece! 😯


And of course, with all that delicious sauce, you’re going to need a big fantastic side of pasta. No whole grain pasta in this house. Oh no…I’m almost positive that when I first moved out, that’s one of the first things they switched back to. 😉 Hey, sometimes, nothin’ beats some regular ‘ol ziti noodles, am I right?


And at this point, when you still have loads of delicious sauce hanging out on your plate, what’s a few more carbs to soak it all up with. 😉


I’ll tell ya it’s a good thing I don’t eat like this everyday…otherwise I’m not sure I’d fit through my front door. 😯 But for a once-in-a-while treat, there’s really nothing better than Mom’s homemade chicken parm. Yummmm. 😛

Question for the Evening:

Do you have a favorite meal from growing up that someone made/makes for you?


  1. says

    Mmm that chicken parm looks out of this WORLD good!

    Oh jeez.. growing up my Grandma made (and to this day, still makes) the best spaghetti meat sauce. I’ve tried and tried to duplicate it but I have yet to be successful!

    Plus my stepdad taught me how to make homemade tortilla chips and salsa. Yum yum!

    Enjoy the rest of your night!

  2. says

    YUM! Your Mom sure knows how to cook up a FANTASTIC lookin’ meal 😀
    I’m sure it tasted just as good as it looks!
    I would have to say, as LAME as it sounds, my meal of choice anytime is Kraft Macaroni & Cheese- just the original kind. I don’t know what it is, but I LOVE the stuff. I think it reminds me of my childhood. So delish!

  3. Darcy Pogue says

    Wow, I don’t even care for chicken parm, but that REALLY looks good! I love my Mom’s homemade sauce too!
    One of my favorite meals growing up (I always requested it as my “birthday dinner”) was baked chicken, corn and Mom’s homemade rice pilaf. She made the pilaf with rice and these really thin noodles and the chicken broth/juices…… was really yummy!!!!

  4. says

    First of all I love that you just said “cozies,” that is so cute!
    I’m not a big chicken parm fan, but I feel like I’d devour everything on your plate. There’s something so special about a home cooked meal.

    My mom makes the best stuffed peppers ever for me every time I come home. And pumpkin bread. It means so much that she always has these things ready when she knows I’m on my way.

  5. Vanessa says

    I totally agree that nothing is better than Mom’s homemade cooking. I also agree that is good I don’t eat it everyday cause I’d be eating too much good ol’ southern cooking. My mom uses real butter, whole milk, no low fat, or any really anything considered healthy. It’s a good thing we were active kids!! But boy is it good to go home and gobble her food up! It’s pure love on a plate.

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