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How do you make comfort food meals that the whole family will enjoy?

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Getting your kids to eat comfort food meals the whole family will enjoy can be a tough job but it doesn't have to be. We gave 50 CafeMom members a free coupon for Ragu pasta sauce and a Target gift card and asked them to make comfort food meals that the whole family would enjoy. By starting with Ragu and other ingredients that your family loves, you can make a meal for everyone!


Tell us about your busy family. How do you make comfort food meals that the whole family will enjoy?


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by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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TheBabyFactory4
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Me too

Quoting goddess99:

I try new recipes and know basically what everyone likes.

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jessicasmom1
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:53 PM

chicken parmesan, spaghetti, meatballs, chili , sloppy joes

skinsfan26
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:02 PM
1 mom liked this


1 pound spaghetti
Salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
3 slices smoky bacon, chopped
1 pound ground sirloin
1 medium onion, chopped
3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped
Ground black pepper
2 teaspoons hot sauce, eyeball it
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, eyeball it
1/2 cup beer
1 (14-ounce) can, chopped or crushed fire roasted tomatoes
1 (8-ounces) can, tomato sauce
8 ounces sharp Cheddar
4 scallions, chopped
Heat a pot of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and salt the water. Cook to al dente or with a bite to it.

Heat a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and bacon. Brown and crisp bacon, 5 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon. Drain off a little excess fat if necessary. Leave just enough to coat the bottom of the skillet. Add beef and crumble it as it browns, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onions, garlic and stir into meat. Season the meat with salt and pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire. Add 1/2 cup beer and deglaze the pan. Cook 5 to 6 minutes more then stir in tomatoes and tomato sauce.

Add hot spaghetti to meat and sauce and combine. Adjust seasonings and serve up pasta in shallow bowls. Grate some cheese over the pasta and sprinkle with scallions. Garnish with crisp bacon

Quoting MamaBear2cubs:

Sounds interesting!


Quoting skinsfan26:

cowboy spaghetti





wendums1229
by Wendi on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

 Let them choose what they want... within reason of course lol from the items that you already have let them help you make it if possible. You would be surprised how excited they get just to be able to put water in the measuring cup lol.

Kmakksmom
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:55 PM

My husband makes things once, and if everyone likes it we save it in a binder for future reference.  Comfort food is always the best. 

Family4Eternity
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 2:23 PM

 Trying to make something everyone will enjoy or making a variety of things so that everyone can pick & choose what they want.

eviesmom453
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 2:47 PM

We love baked ravioli, lasagna and spaghetti! YUM!

Bmat
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:19 PM

pizza, grilled cheese, fish sticks, they love all of these.

steph21078
by New Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:37 PM
1 mom liked this

Having all boys, they will pretty much eat anything that I put in front of them.  Some of their faves are Chicken N Dumplings, spaghetti, lasagne, stuffed shells, ravioli, and mac n cheese.  They also love Spaghetti tacos  

dusky_rose
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 5:48 PM

So glad my family loves spaghetti!

Quoting mrswillie:

My families go to comfort meal is spaghetti



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