It seems that comfort food has gotten a bad rap. There are a lot of negative connotations when you mention it; generally a high caloric count or that we often desire it during times of emotional stress. I disagree. For me, it is an innate desire to continue traditions, as well as create new ones, for my family. I find that when nothing else sounds good, when I am totally sick of everything, that is when I revert back to those “comfort foods” for dinner. They are filling and wholesome and contain ingredients you can pronounce. The memories and stories that accompany the recipes often come flooding back.
Finding myself in exactly a “comfort food mood” I decided to try my hand at homemade noodles. A Facebook friend just happened to post a simple recipe so it seemed meant to be. My grandmother used to make homemade beef and noodles and I had never taken the time to make my own. This is a very simple recipe and has now become a family favorite! Making a large batch to keep on hand in the freezer turned out to be the perfect way to spend the afternoon.