The winter is a fine time for food.
My issue is I don’t have a certain comfort food for the season. That goes for most seasons. My comfort foods, in my eyes, are good at any season.
These foods include pizza, hot dogs, peanut butter, a good burger or steak … and especially a nice pint of Guinness.
But there’s one thing that is great all year, but amazing awesome in the winter.
Maybe I should say clam chowdah, as I enjoy the New England version.
Now, I realize this can pose interesting issues in regard to freshness as many places aren’t clamming when it’s cold. But if you find a place with good chowder on a cold winter day?
That doesn’t mean I don’t love chowder other times of the year. But this is definitely a comfort food and in the winter it can totally warm you.
In fact, this week is supposed to drop down into some bitter cold in my area. In the freezer is some chowder I brought back from this amazing place on the Jersey Shore. It might be the perfect way to warm up.
I also have a recipe I’ve used in the past for some chowder. The last time I made it, though, I read it wrong and put way too much pepper in it. Hence it being a wasted batch. I may have to work on it sometime and make another batch. I also look forward to seeing what others come up with … maybe I can find a true comfort food for the cold months!
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