Today I'm thankful for butter. Yep, butter.
Most comfort foods include yummy tasty butter so when I'm missing my Grandma I can now make her chocolate sheet cake recipe my Mom sent me. When I think of my favorite food from my Mom it's chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes (yep, starch with a side of starch but it's tasty) and nothing makes mashed potatoes yummier than butter. We made sugar cookies for Christmas covered in smooth royal icing that I still can't duplicate but when I taste remind me of growing up. Grilled cheese toasty with melted butter for when you're sick and the basis for the all time favorite comfort cookie chocolate chip. The Barefoot Contessa has it right by adding a stick of butter to every recipe.