Did Valentine's Day get you down? Was it perhaps a day for comfort food instead of a romantic menu? Here's a question for you, from reader Ci:
I just went through two romantic break ups last year and one of the comfort foods that got me through both of them was chicken wings. It was the only food that could I found appetizing. I am curious as to other 'odd' foods that people use as comfort foods while going through a rough patch.
Ci, we'll take any chance to talk about comfort food; it doesn't even have to be something dramatic like Valentine's Day. Chicken wings, like the Broiled Chicken Wings with Spicy Apricot Sauce, pictured above, do sound like heavenly winter comfort food.
Lots of our recipes would fall into comfort food territory. Here are a few favorites that come to mind:
• Creamy Cheesy Potatoes
• Broccoli Spaghetti Frittata
• Ma Po Tofu
• Pasta with Greens and Feta
• Lemon Rice Pudding
• Homemade Chicken Stock
None of these options are particularly "odd," though, and we think this question was mostly directed at you readers. What's your comfort food of choice this winter, and is it perhaps an offbeat pick?
(Image credit: Romulo Yanes for Gourmet)