Post # 1
Wedding will be in Feb 4, 2012 in North Georgia so generally it will be chilly. I was thinking about comfort foods. Chicken pot pie, mashed potato bar, green beans, sweet tea…..? What else would you consider comfort foods without everything being fried?
Open to all suggestions!
Post # 3
@ASC3: What about corn bread or grits. Or for another protein you could do a gourmet meatloaf or good ol’ shrimp and grits.
Collards are always good as are Brussels sprouts with bacon and onion.
I’m making myself hungry.
Post # 4
Shrimp and grits is a fabulous idea!
Post # 5
Mac and cheese is always my favorite comfort food. You can ‘dress’ it up with nice cheeses or added ingredients like veggies (peas, mushrooms, tomatoes) or meats (bacon & ham are always good).
My favorite meat comfort food is a good meatloaf.
Post # 6
Mac and cheese sounds yum!!!
Post # 7
Cheese grits! I’ve actually had this done as a kind of classy baked thing, with nice sharp cheese baked on the top. Maybe something warm to drink, hot apple cider or something like that? For some reason I’m having trouble thinking of good warm Southern comfort food, maybe it’s because we don’t have so much winter down here. Huh. What you’ve got going sounds great!
Post # 8
Biscuits, gravy, cornbread, mac and cheese, chicken and ham.
Post # 9
Mac and Cheese!!! YUMMM (Now im going to have to make some for dinner… lol
Post # 10
Mac and cheese. Cheesy Grits. Ok, I love me some meatloaf and mashed potatoes w/ country gravy. Oh, you have to have twice baked chicken and biscuits:)
Post # 11
Candied sweet potatoes, perhaps? Corn pudding? Pork or beef roast?
Post # 12
Yeah, were doing something similar with comfort foods: Brisket, mashed potato and mac and cheese bar, green beans, roast chicken or pork loin and warm bread! Its gonna be so YUM
Post # 13
Mac and cheese, definitely. Maybe stuffing/dressing (you don’t have to bake it in a bird if you’re doing pot pie). I know you don’t want everything fried, but I love fried okra. (Maybe add a vegetarian pot pie, if your guests might appreciate that. I make mine with white beans in it and my dad liked it better than the meat kinds.)
Oh, and dumplings. mmmm.
Post # 14
You guys have been so helpful! Thanks for the great suggestions