Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Garden Kitty, Nov 6, 2012.
Me too, bar none, no two ways about it. My second is mashed potatoes.
Vodka. Oh, wait...that's not a food. Turkey, chicken, cookies, basically anything that I can bake that makes the entire house smell yummy.
I thought vodka was made from potatoes? Sounds like a food to me.
That's like the time my friend proved that chocolate is a vegetable.
I did not argue with his conclusion.
That's right! Then vodka it is!!!
Chips and Salsa (or is that a comfort snack?)
As far as something more substantial goes, I would say mashed potatos with chicken gravy and big, tender, chuncks of chicken - topped off with a fresh, warm yeast roll.
Another vote for homemade mac and cheese. I use 2 cheeses and evaporated milk.
Crockpot chicken and noodles.
Homemade chicken orzo soup. Lots of carrots.
Apple cake - I make it a lot in the fall. Another fall dessert favorite is cherry crisp topped with vanilla ice cream.
And my favorite - muffins. There's something awesome about a little foil cup that's perfect for breakfast or dessert. My current favorite is a cranberry orange one (I baked a pre hurricane batch of them), but I make a decent blueberry one too. Still looking for the perfect chocolate chip muffin recipe...
And my drink of choice - Hot chocolate with a shot of Baileys.
My husband's crockpot beef stew, and I'm not even much of a red meat person, but it is so good, and so simple.
Also, my husband's grilled salmon. (he cooks, I clean up, its a great arrangement!)
And dark swiss chocolate, or Droste (Dutch) bittersweet chocolate medallions.
Just put an olive in it, then you have a balanced meal.
Homemade chicken noodle soup
Cheezy tuna noodle casserole
Stuffed green peppers
White chili with chicken
B&J's Coffeee Heath Bar Crunch ice cream. Price Chopper is running a BOGO special this week, and with the election today... I may need something to tide me over while watching the returns come in tonight.
Mashed potatoes! Beyond that... coffee ice cream and ginger ale.
homemade chocolate chip cookies.
Pizza, bread, Indian food, and chocolate
Homemade chicken and dumplings, my mom's beef vegetable soup, and freshly baked yeast bread with butter.
The family spaghetti recipe, any stew, hot & sour soup.
For something quick my choice is a grilled cheese sandwich, preferably with a mix of cheeses.
For a longer cook meal: lasagna, made a day ahead so all those wonderful spices, sauces, meat, mushrooms, and veggies meld together.
A good meatloaf and homemade mashed potatoes.
Since I'm Chinese, steamed pork buns. Soup dumplings are even better!
Cheesecake! Specifically I love the fudge brownie cheesecake from Cheesecake Bistro. It is a normal slice of cheesecake but with big pieces of brownie sprinkled all over and hot fudge drizzled on top with whipped cream. YUM!
For me it depends on what I need comforting from. If it's general feeling blah / tired / ennui, then definitely mac & cheese. Hands down. If I need more instant gratification, then cheese-on-toast.
But for comfort from a cold/flu, nothing beats soup. Creamy squash or tomato, or tomato rice, or miso, or broccoli & corn, or yam & coconut, or hot and sour ... or just about any other kind of vegetarian soup will do.
I don't consider chocolate a comfort food. It's a basic food group.
Chocolate does nothing for me. Sure, the odd brownie packed with walnuts and topped with fudgy icing is enjoyable, but given the choice, I'd take a bag of chips and tub of sour cream any day.
But I'm with those who support vodka as a food group - and don't forget the health benefits when fruit juices are added.
The potato: French fried, mashed, baked, scalloped, au gratin, chips etc......
Exactly. The potato is your mother in vegetable form -- your mother when she was being nice and comforting and not nagging you.
Maybe the potato is your blankie.
I'll never look at a potato in quite the same way again. ( I wish I could stop eating so many of them.)
I have to ration potato consumption. Especially with the mashed and baked ones, which actually are a delivery system for butter.
And sour cream and chives or green onions!
Love the idea that it's your mother in vegetable form. Maybe not my mother and certainly not my mother in law, but as a concept
You two are making my mouth water. So Jenny what vegie is your mother in law?
at least with my own mother, who is not a great cook, I have childhood memories to warm me. But MIL, who has many outstanding qualities, is not the first person who comes to mind when discussing any kind of food, let alone one's favourite dishes