What's your favorite comfort food?

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  1. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    All my coworkers stocking up for Sandy prompted a discussion about what is your favorite comfort food - the food that always makes you feel better. Pizza, chicken and ice cream were popular choices. What are your favorite comfort foods?
     
  2. kedrin

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    sushi! and pizza. (my storm preparations invloved making salmon nigiri suchi. it worked quite well.)
     
  3. my little pony

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    i am going to say fried artichoke hearts because they were the last thing i made when i waited for my electricity to go out
     
  4. MacMadame

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    Chili is a fav with me.
     
  5. misskarne

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    Hot chips and gravy.
     
  6. TheGirlCanSkate

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    Hamburger and French fries with a Diet Coke. Homemade is best.
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    Breakfast for dinner. Something about pancakes or French toast with bacon or sausage and eggs just gives me a pleased sigh of content.
    Dessert...mint ice cream or custard French Vanilla ice cream. Mmmm nothing is quite as momentous are a perfect creme brulee. The kind where the custard is chilled but the sugar crackle is slightly warm. The feeling of thick cream and bits of caramelized sugar is divine.
     
  7. jkl

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    Banana Pudding
     
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  8. milanessa

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    Pot roast.
     
  9. MR-FAN

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    Guacamole!
     
  10. Norlite

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    So so many.

    Hot chicken sandwiches
    Meatloaf
    Elbow macaroni with ground beef, tons of onions, and chili tomato sauce,
    Fried chicken and scalloped potatoes
    Oatmeal
    Bacon eggs and fried potatoes

    Anything incredibly fattening basically :shuffle:
     
  11. Habs

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    Nachos :slinkaway
     
  12. escaflowne9282

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    Currently, a hot toddy on the night before Election day.:p Otherwise, any type of chocolate; the darker the better.
     
  13. manhn

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    Cheesecake. Chocolate cheesecake.
     
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  14. ChelleC

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    Pizza, spaghetti, beef and noodles, and beefaroni.
     
  15. lulu

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    Chocolate cheesecake

    fresh out of the over cookies

    Fried chicken or chicken wings with ranch dressing

    very tender pot roast

    homemade guac

    ETA: mashed potatoes :)
     
  16. jl22aries

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    home roasted chicken. congee. hot toddy.
     
  17. skateboy

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    Pizza, cheese enchiladas.

    (Which I haven't eaten for awhile, being on a strict diet until Christmas!) :(
     
  18. Buzz

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    Beef stew
    Fried chicken
    Mac & cheese with veggies
    Lasagne
    Spaghetti with tomato sauce
     
  19. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    My #1 comfort food is the traditional homemade baked macaroni and cheese.
     
  20. Japanfan

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    Home cooked roast lamb medium rare, home cooked roast chicken, home cooked prime rib roast, good take-away barbecue, barbecued baby back ribs. With beer and garlic mashed potatoes.

    Cheesy tuna casserole hits the spot at other times, as do potato chips (Kettle New York Cheddar)
     
  21. spikydurian

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    assam laksa
     
  22. nuge

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    Pies :)
     
  23. hanca

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    Lasagne
    Mashed creamed potatoes (smooth) and breaded chicken escalope (schnitzel)
     
  24. BaileyCatts

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    pan style pizza with double cheese topping. :p
     
  25. Zemgirl

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    Mashed potatoes and clear soup with soup almonds, and in terms of sweets, dark chocolate and milky.

    But I've been working on losing weight and one of the things I've tried to do is to avoid thinking of food in emotional terms (comfort, reward) and focus on what tastes good and feels right. Luckily I think a lot of vegetables taste good ;)
     
  26. JJH

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    potage parmentier Yum
     
  27. Meredith

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    A grilled cheese sandwich with homemade tomato soup. Can't seem to have one without the other.
     
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  28. Jenny

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    Gotta be macaroni and cheese for me - I grew up on it and still love it, whether it's from a box or from scratch.

    If hubby's having a lousy day or the drive home from work is cold and wet and nasty, the best remedy is tuna casserole. Tried gourmet from scratch versions, but in the end, it's that can of Campbell's cream of celery that wins every time.

    On rare occasions when I'm really sick, I revert to childhood - honey and butter on toasted white Wonder, tea with loads of milk and sugar. :)
     
  29. Twilight1

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    Sushi and sour candies.

    Fave birthday ever for me was when my close friend/ co-worker brought in sushi/sashimi and sour patch kids last year for our night shift together. It was great!

    I also love hot chocolate with whipped cream. When I just want some me time, I make some and curl up under a blanket witty a book ( well tablet now) and read while sipping hot chocolate
     
  30. emason

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    Comfort food to me, by definition, means food from childhood; stuff that makes me think of my mother and grandmother.

    To wit:

    chicken soup and matzoh balls the way Gramma made them - toothsome and stick-to-your-ribs, none of that airy melt-in-your-mouth nonsense
    tuna noodle casserole
    stuffed peppers
    meatloaf
    potatoes and rutabagas mashed together half and half

    comfort food from school lunches: American chop suey (a New England staple)

    invalid comfort food: egg custard or tapioca pudding

    dessert: graham cracker crust pie filled with chocolate pudding and topped with acres of fresh whipped cream (no, Reddi-Whip from a can DOES NOT count)

    drink: root beer float

    complete meal comfort food: Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings

    snacks: I don't really think of snack food as comfort food, but if I had to pick one it would be popcorn