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Old 11-13-2006, 07:32 PM   #1
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Comfort Food.

I am just curious as to what people on here, from all over the world, call comfort food. What is YOUR favourite Comfort Food.
Some of my favs. are: Bangers and Mash Tattie with onion gravy.
:Spagg Bol with heaps of garlic
:Any kind of Roast with roast vegies, my fav. is roast pork with apple sauce
and Gravy
:Pea/ham soup and chicken noodle soup,my grandma made a great tomato
soup and my mom made a great pea/ham with real ham bones,YUMM
:Apple and Apricot pie with hot Brandy custard
:A good serve of Pavlova
:And for our hot summers,Cold home made Fruit Salad with jelly/jello and
ice-cream Mmmmmm that is soooo good.

:Another one I forgot about is cold Mango and watermelon eaten outside.
I dont think comfort food has to just be for cold weather, Hot weather needs some comfort as well, or we would all go crazy.
What does everyone else like, please tell me all your favourites.
Talk to u all later, thanks.

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Old 11-13-2006, 08:37 PM   #2
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Obviously, it depends where you live! We have monthly church meals which I coordinate. Our meal this month is "Comfort/Diner Food". Here are some of the items:

Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes & gravy
Shepherd's Pie
Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Macaroni & Cheese
Rootbeer Floats
Cheesecake

Creamed Spinach
Onion Rings
Chili Dogs
Fried Chicken

For me, there's nothing much better than soup & grilled cheese sandwiches, altho' macaroni & cheese is right up there - that's why I'm making homemade tomato soup & grilled cheese for the meal.

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Old 11-13-2006, 08:46 PM   #3
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For me, there's nothing much better than soup & grilled cheese sandwiches, altho' macaroni & cheese is right up there - that's why I'm making homemade tomato soup & grilled cheese for the meal. Corinne
Corinne, you and I think a lot alike. I generally go for the canned soups, though, with my grilled cheese. Mac and cheese is right up there for me, too!
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:39 PM   #4
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New England boiled dinner made with beef bones
Boiled "gizzards and lizzards" (all of the innards of the chicken, saved up over weeks, then boiled, then noodles and frozen mixed vegetables boiled in the broth).
"Poor Man's Soup" -- Basically beef stew but made with hamburger meat rather than beef cubes, then served over peanut-buttered toast.
Corinne covered most of the bases, though.
Chicken rubbed with sage, garlic salt, and celery salt, then cooked over charcoals, and served with onions that were put in foil with margarine and cooked alongside the chicken.
When you have a cold: Liptons chicken soup; ginger tea
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:49 PM   #5
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In the summertime, comfort food for me would be a picnic of cold fried chicken, homemade potato salad, deviled eggs. There's also nothing more soothing and comforting than freshly homemade strawberry ice cream. Yum. Yum. Yum.
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:43 PM   #6
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Mince and tatties
A pot of home-made Scotch broth soup
Sausage and mash with onion gravy
Haggis with neeps n tatties
Traditional roast beef with all the trimmings, including Yorkshire pudding, roasted parsnips and potatoes and lots of fresh vegetables - served with lashings of good gravy and with really hot horseradish sauce on the side.

Puddings: homemade bread and butter pudding
rice pudding
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:48 PM   #7
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gravy really is the key, isn't it? unless it's hot melted cheese.
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Seems as if I remember a similar thread not too long ago. Comfort food for many is what reminds them of what made them happy or what soothed them as a child.

Most of the food that ends up on such lists tends to be soft and starchy, often bland, and lacking in texture -- mashed potatoes being an all-time favorite.

I think if I were to pick a comfort food meal, it would be a basic (not exotic) meatloaf, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and peas. As a variation, I would choose an Amish chicken dish instead of the meatloaf. It's basically chicken pieces dredged in seasoned flour and baked with cream -- simple but for some reason delectable. If anyone would like the actual recipe, feel free to message me. For dessert, a real tapioca pudding!
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:02 AM   #9
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Mac and cheese
Fried chicken, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, gravy
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:07 AM   #10
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Mac-n-cheese
Stew
Pot roast
Homemade soup (for us, beef barley, chicken matzo ball, creamy potato with bacon and cheese)
Anything thick, creamy, cheesy served with starch
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