Meal Planning Monday ~ Comfort Food


This week’s post is by Leah Kelley. 

            We all know that winter weather and comfort food go together.  Nothing hits the spot on a cold day like a bowl of hearty chili or a big cup of hot chocolate next to the fire.  I love comfort food and everyone has their own take on it.  Many of my favorite comfort foods are made in the crock pot.  I’m a huge crock pot fan.  I thought I’d share a few of my favorite comfort foods this week.  Here is my Meal Plan:


Monday ~ Chili.  I love chili because it’s so versatile.  Black Bean Chili, White Chicken Chili, Cincinnati Chili are a few of my favorites. 

Tuesday ~ Chicken and Dumplings.  This is one of my favorite recipes to make, especially since I do the crock pot version. 

Wednesday ~ Country Fried Steak.  I made this a few weeks ago and it turned out great!  It was much easier than I thought.  I even made the pan gravy to go with it.  Of course we had mashed potatoes with it – how could you not have mashed potatoes?!

Thursday ~ Corn Chowder.  I got this recipe from my Recipe Group on Facebook.  My husband said it sounded gross, but as soon as he tried it he loved it.  This is another easy crock pot recipe. 

Friday ~ Tuna Noodle Casserole.  It’s super easy to make and oh-so-yummy. 

Saturday ~ Date Night.  The kids will have a snack night with Grandpa while Derrick and I dine on Sushi and Pad Thai.

Sunday ~ Garlic Chicken in the crock pot. 


Corn Chowder

1 can whole kernel corn- drained

1 can creamed corn

2 cans diced new potatoes

1 can carrots sliced (I dice them too)

1-2 stalks celery- diced

1 med. Onion- diced

2 cans chicken broth

2-3 chicken breasts- diced and seasoned w/garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.  Cook in skillet w/olive oil. 

Cook all ingredients on high in crock pot for 2 hours.  Add 8oz heavy whipping cream and 8oz block of cream cheese.  Turn crock pot down to low until cream cheese is melted and you’re ready to eat.



  1. I love the recipes you post here. Any chance of getting nutrion info…specifically serving size and calories per serving? Just wondering. I’m such a calorie counter.

    • Christine says:

      That’s a great idea, Kimmy! I will post the nutritional information when I have it for a recipe we feature.