Every year, as winter starts to loom around the corner, I always hit the market to grab all the basic necessities to make my favorite comfort food: caldo de pollo (chicken soup). There's nothing better than coming home after a long day and opening the fridge to find a little something cozy to eat and warm my belly. And when people come over, it's such a nice thing to have a pot of chicken soup on the stove ready to be shared.
It's super easy to make, too, basically requiring just 5 or 6 veggies and some chicken. I remember as a kid, every time anybody got sick during the winter, there was my grandpa Sando, scuttling about the kitchen making a pot of caldo de pollo. It just represents wholesome goodness to me.
And it fills me with that holiday spirit as I eat it with a big smile on my face.