One of the nice things about living in Memphis, usually, is the weather. Ordinarily our winter temperatures in January and February are in the low-to-mid fifties. While it’s not as toasty as it could be, it’s so much better than than what we’re having right now—highs in the 30s and a chance of snow! There is nothing ordinary about the crazy weather we’ve been having lately.
It’s been a crazy winter, and that’s for sure. Of course, we’ve had it a far sight better than a lot of the U.S. Blizzards? Freezing rain? Rolling power outages? Ack!
When the weather outside is frightful, like it’s been so frequently this winter, I turn to comfort foods to warm me up a little from the inside. Because nothing is more comforting than a full tummy in a snowstorm.
At the restaurant, our Brunswick stew, smokehouse chili, and bread pudding will become our most popular menu items. I guess our customers are all looking for a little comfort, too.
At home, I’ll keep the comfort coming with meatloaf, mashed potatoes, fried chicken, and chicken pot pie.
When it’s nasty weather outside, what comfort foods do y’all turn to? And—what’s the weather like where you are?
Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams
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