1. Chocolate and More Chocolate
Start out your party by serving a few of the best luxury chocolate brands on the market today. Or you can get a few of these sweet treats to give as gifts to your guests when they are headed home. There is nothing like chocolate as comfort food.
If you really want to inspire comfort in your guests, then don't forget to light a few food scented candles and then serve everyone hot mugs of cocoa, with marshmallows and whipped cream, of course.
2. Individual Pot Pies
If your dinner party is going to be small, one of the best comfort foods around is chicken pot pie. If you don't want to fix a big pie, trying putting together individual ones for your guests. Serve with side salads for a meal that everyone will enjoy. The smell of the pot pies baking will waft through your home making it hard for anyone to resist this filling treat.
3. Homemade Chicken Soup
Not only is a steaming pot of homemade chicken soup enough to warm your guests when it's chilly outside, but it's also healthy for them as well. After all, your grandmother didn’t swear by the healing properties of chicken soup for nothing.
Consider serving cornbread with your chicken noodle soup. It will give your guests something a bit more substantial to eat and it’s considered a comfort food as well. If you aren’t a fan of cornbread, you could serve biscuits with butter and honey instead.
4. Tuna Noodle Casserole
One comfort food that has been around for decades, yet never seems to go out of style, is tuna noodle casserole. Make sure to throw some crushed chips on top and pop it in the oven about an hour before guests start to arrive so that it will be piping hot when it's time to eat. This is classic comfort food, and something mom would make for her guests on cold winter nights.
The great thing about serving a casserole is that you don’t need to serve a lot of side dishes with it. Have some dinner rolls and butter out for your guests to complement the hearty tuna and noodles, but other than that, really don't need anything else. Of course, you might want to finish off the meal with something sweet.
5. Breakfast for Dinner
Who doesn't love having breakfast for dinner? Some of the best comfort foods out there are breakfast items such as homemade pancakes, bacon, eggs, sausage, and grits. Not only are these the perfect comfort foods, but they're also a chance for your family and friends to get in the kitchen and cook together. Comfort food and family cooking together, what more could you ask for on a chilly autumn evening?
These are just a few options to consider for your next fall dinner party. From chocolates to breakfast for dinner and hot cocoa to casseroles, nothing says fall like comfort food, don't you think?