Wyoming’s ‘Best Comfort Food’ Missed the Mark
Let's just say that when we think comfort food in the Cowboy State, we don't think of this...
Comfort food is just that, comfort. It's food that tends to be decadent, but mostly it transports us to where were are most comfortable. These dishes are a taste of home and can chase away sadness or feelings of loneliness. A big comfort dish for me is chicken and dumplings. My mom would make this and I find myself craving it anytime I'm feeling like I'm in a funk or on a cold winter day.
Do you have a comfort food?
You may share that particular dish with the rest of the state. Reader's Digest created "Your Guide to the Best American Comfort Food in All 50 States" to highlight the dishes around the country that feel like a big ole hug. Some dishes are warm and savory like Idaho's "hearty potato soup", while others are cold and sweet like Florida's "key lime pie."
That being said, Reader's Digest missed the mark with Wyoming. They selected Cowboy Cookies. Now, we're not knocking a warm cookie loaded with chocolate chips, coconut and chopped pecans, but what happened to chili. Don't you think chili is the ultimate comfort food in our state?