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Old 06-12-2005, 06:34 PM   #1
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Wink Comfort Food

I was wondering if anyone had any fool-proof comfort food recipes, guaranteed to ease stress? That would be great!!Thanks

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Old 06-12-2005, 06:43 PM   #2
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Whenever my mind is spinning from thinking of complicated dishes, I jsut make mashed potatoes. So simple and easy to make. All you need is some cooked potatoes (boiled or steamed usually), butter, salt and milk. Mash 'em all up and voila, mashed potatoes.
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:04 PM   #3
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there are some macaroni and cheese recipes posted on here.
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:39 PM   #4
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thank you!! Im just curious though- why do you think these foods are so comforting? texture, temperature, smell? Of course, they taste good, but what else has to do with it?
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:28 PM   #5
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I think comfort food is different for each person because it's connected to fond memories of your past or childhood.

I can guarantee, my comfort foods aren't the same as yours unless you were raised in an Armenian household by immigrent parents who cooked all the foods from the "Old Country".
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:18 PM   #6
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When I want comfort food I just get a nice, juicy burger or pizza.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:30 PM   #7
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I'm with Andy M, Gracee. I remember cinnamon toast with lots of butter, steaming hot chocolate, homemade onion soup, pork chops cooked in wine, huge slices of hot french bread dripping butter and honey...Hot apple pie, ravioli, homemade sauce, both my grandma's were pretty good cooks..Mostly simple but yummy...They both also raised most of their veggies so food was heaven...

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Old 06-12-2005, 11:40 PM   #8
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Out here in So Cal, one of my ultimate comfort foods (that my dad makes every time I visit) is a nice sour sourdough, toasted with butter and then a big slathering of avocado dip (haas avocado + miracle whip or mayo + lemon juice + tabasco)

Home baked bread is another for me. Tomorrow when I have more time, I'll try to post my favorite bread recipe.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:47 PM   #9
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Out here in So Cal, one of my ultimate comfort foods (that my dad makes every time I visit) is a nice sour sourdough, toasted with butter and then a big slathering of avocado dip (haas avocado + miracle whip or mayo + lemon juice + tabasco)

Home baked bread is another for me. Tomorrow when I have more time, I'll try to post my favorite bread recipe.
jkath, so your dad makes avocado dip too? So did mine, so now when we now make it each of us take a slice of baguette, slather on the dip and say here's to you Bompa His recipe was mash 1 avocado, add about 1/2 c of mayo, 2 dashes of worchertershire, 2 crushed cloves of garlic a Tab. of olive oil, a little salt and smush all together..On the mayo and garlic I sometime add a little more mayo and garlic is really to each persons taste, my group likes garlicky and we usually make at least 4 avocados at a time..This dip is also used on our tacos
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chicken noodle soup and vanilla ice cream
have always topped my list of comfort foods.
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