comfort food

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I spent the weekend purging my kiddos' bedrooms. This turned out to be a full, weekend-long project, beginning Friday night and ending before dinner yesterday. Just to keep me on my toes, I made a quick trip to the ER vet at 2 am Sunday morning too. Nell is fine, but needless to say all of this produced a ton of laundry and sleep to catch up on, so tonight, dinner is all about comfort and ease.

Thankfully  in the midst of this, (please note sarcasm) my husband went to B.J.'s and came home with one of these:

because don't we all need a  hot dog steamer??

Yeah. I don't know how we've lived without a hot-dog steamer all these years either, but I may as well take advantage of it.

Tonight I'm in the mood for comfort food. I'm pairing the dogs with home-made macaroni and cheese. I know I said last week that I was trying to eat healthier, but some nights, you just need a dinner that's a little sinful. At least, I do.  I am trying to reduce the amount of processed stuff I make, so in lieu of the boxed variety, I'm using this recipe and adding a green salad and brussels sprouts. That should make up for all the bad, unnatural stuff in the hot dogs, no?

Macaroni and cheese with tater-tots mixed in. I've made this before, most recently on July 4th, and it's always a hit.  It's ridiculously delicious and decadent, but simple and down-to-earth. It's good for a weeknight meal, or a casual party with family and friends as it can be made ahead and baked just before serving. 

What are your weeknight dinner favorites? Any guilty-pleasure comfort foods that you love?

Feel free to share them in the comments or on FB or Instagram.

Okay. Back to Monday. 

Hope yours is going well,