In our household, our favorite comfort food is pasta. Not just any pasta, but Pozza's Pasta.
Growing up in Springdale, Arkansas, near the Italian community of Tontitown, I learned at an early age that the only good pasta is homemade, thin, egg noodle pasta. I'm not even sure that I ever tasted that semolina "crap" until I was grown and moved away to some place that didn't have Pozza's Pasta. I love this stuff so much, that when we lived in Massachusetts, I ordered a case at a time shipped to my home!
Of course, you can cook your noodles and serve them up covered in a delicious marinara sauce, but on an evening when you're tired, and just want some comfort food, this is how I serve it up.
Boil your noodles until they are soft, but not mushy. Drain the water, but keep the noodles in your hot boiling pan, but not on the stove top. Add a good dollop of the butter of your choice (we like Earth Balance), then add a good bit of grated Parmesan cheese and stir until the butter is all melted. Sprinkle with some garlic salt, stir. Then divide it up onto plates, and sprinkle dried parsley on top (mostly for decoration!). Yum, yum - comfort food!