What is the ultimate comfort food?

  

Category:  Wine & Food

By:  gordy327  •  2 weeks ago  •  205 comments

What is the ultimate comfort food?
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ―Mark Twain

Comfort food-we've all had it. We all want it. And if you do not, I pity you. Comfort food is food that brings emotional joy and gratification, even if only for a short time. Maybe it's something that invokes a happy childhood memory. Perhaps it uplifts our spirits. For example, what's better for dealing with a relationship breakup than a tub of chocolate ice cream (other than possibly booze), am I right?  Maybe it's something that stimulates the pleasure center of our brains. Comfort foods are typically something that is quick and easy to prepare at home or maybe ready made from the store that you can pick up and eat right away or quickly heat up in the microwave. One think is for certain, it is probably something that is high in fat, salt, sugar, and/or calories, and we love it for that. And if it isn't, then there's something wrong with you. You might feel guilty later for eating it, but you certainly feel good while you're eating. There's nothing wrong with enjoying a little edible escapism every once in a while.

So what is the ultimate comfort food? What's your ultimate comfort food? The one thing that will pick you up better than anything else? Let's hear what yours is.  Here are some examples (but certainly not limited to) of comfort foods: 

  • Mac & Cheese (add shredded cheddar for more cheesy goodness)
  • Grilled cheese (the gooeyer the cheese, the better)
  • Pizza (especially the day old cold leftover kind)
  • Doughnuts (always good with coffee)
  • Ice cream (chocolate-nuff said)
  • Chicken or tomato soup
  • Chili (with meat, of course)
  • French fries 
  • cookies (especially chocolate chip dunked in a tall glass of ice cold milk)
  • Peanut butter & jelly sandwich (or just plain peanut butter straight from the jar, eaten off a spoon)

The list can go on and on, but you get the idea. While some people might resort to snacks like chips and candy, I'm trying to steer clear of those, as those can be lists all their own. But if they are yours, they're valid entries. 


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Gordy327
1  author  Gordy327    2 weeks ago

Personally, I'd have to go with grilled cheese. Mac & cheese might be a close second. Or maybe french fries? pizza? Oh, it's all good! jrSmiley_101_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
cjcold
1.1  cjcold  replied to  Gordy327 @1    2 weeks ago

I could eat dessert for every meal

Fresh strawberries on cheesecake and shortcake smothered in real whipped cream.

 
 
 
Gordy327
1.1.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  cjcold @1.1    2 weeks ago
Fresh strawberries on cheesecake and shortcake smothered in real whipped cream.

Ooohh, you're killing me here, LOL

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  cjcold @1.1    2 weeks ago

When I went through that really bad episode of food poisoning, it also caused me to go through sugar detox.  That was three years ago and now sugar does not interest me.  I do like the sugar free Atkins candy though for those rare times I crave something sweet.

 
 
 
cjcold
1.1.3  cjcold  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

Did Atkins myself for awhile. Didn't take.  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.1.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  cjcold @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

I don't use the products to diet.  I just like the taste of some of them, especially their shakes.  I am not much of a breakfast person but I do drink one almost every morning.  They also have a very good chilli.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
1.2  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Gordy327 @1    2 weeks ago

I love me a grilled cheese with tomato and rice soup! I dip my grilled cheese in ketchup. I know, I'm weird.

 
 
 
Gordy327
1.2.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @1.2    2 weeks ago

Anything goes good with ketchup. But instead of rice soup or ketchup, I would have a bowl of tomato soup (a comfort food in its own right) and dip the grilled cheese in the tomato soup.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
1.2.2  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Gordy327 @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

Yeah, I've done that too.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.2.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

If tomatoes are a vegetable would that make ketchup a tomato smoothie?

 
 
 
Gordy327
1.2.4  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.2.3    2 weeks ago

I don't know. But if you add a little water, ketchup  becomes a soup. Although technically, a tomato is a fruit even though it's often regarded as a vegetable. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
1.2.5  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.2.3    2 weeks ago
If tomatoes are a vegetable would that make ketchup a tomato smoothie?

Tomatoes are fruits. Botanically, a fruit is a ripened flower ovary and contains seeds. Tomatoes, plums, zucchinis, and melons are all edible fruits.

That would make Ketchup a fruit smoothie...

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.2.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @1.2.4    2 weeks ago

I had forgotten about the fruit vs veggie in regards to tomatoes.  Thank you for reminding me.

 
 
 
Gordy327
1.2.7  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.2.6    2 weeks ago

Happy to be of service.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.2.8  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @1.2.7    2 weeks ago

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Trout Giggles
1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Gordy327 @1    2 weeks ago

You're missing meat loaf on your list.

Meat loaf with macaroni and cheese is my go to for comfort food

 
 
 
Gordy327
1.3.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.3    2 weeks ago
You're missing meat loaf on your list.

My bad. 

Meat loaf with macaroni and cheese is my go to for comfort food

It also goes good with a baked potato.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.3.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.3    one week ago

I make a great meatloaf.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.3.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.3.2    one week ago

Please give me your recipe. Mine is hit and miss

 
 
 
Dulay
2  Dulay    2 weeks ago

My Chicken and dumplings or my mom's chili. Bolognese with garlic bread comes in a close third. 

 
 
 
cjcold
2.1  cjcold  replied to  Dulay @2    2 weeks ago

Have won several Chili contests. I have tasty secrets.

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.1.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  cjcold @2.1    2 weeks ago
Have won several Chili contests. I have tasty secrets.

I'd love to taste your chilis. I do have a fondness for chili. Especially when it has some zing to it.

 
 
 
Kavika
3  Kavika     2 weeks ago

Frybread. 

I'm certified as an FBI.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago
Frybread.

Absolutely!! Frybread goes with anything, and enhances the flavor of most everything.

Ir also makes a great dessert. Just fry it up and let it cool for about two minutes, then dust it with powdered sugar. Or dredge it in cinnamon with sugar. You can use jelly or jam on it as well.

It is a happy food. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago

What is frybread?

 
 
 
Gordy327
3.2.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.2    2 weeks ago

It's flat dough that is deep fried and often topped or dipped with marinara sauce or confectioners sugar. It's something you find at carnivals or similar events.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
3.2.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Gordy327 @3.2.1    2 weeks ago

Or used to make Navajo tacos.  Or dipped in honey.

 
 
 
Kavika
3.2.3  Kavika   replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.2    2 weeks ago

Knead bread dough, deep-fried with various toppings. I favor berries to add sweetness to frybread. 

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Another Native comfort food is wojapi which is a Native American berry dish.

You'll find Fry Bread at all Pow Wow's and in all Indian homes. Nookomis (grandmothers) are very proud of their secret receipt for fry bread. 

 The photo above is fry bread with wojapi (berry sauce) on it.

Then there is one comfort food beside Fry Bread that my mother and grandmother always had in the house.

miinibaashkiminasiganibiitoosijiganibakwezhigan. I know, it's a very long word, 66 letters but it's really really good. But I have to keep it secret. Sorry..LOLOL

 
 
 
Gordy327
3.2.4  author  Gordy327  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.2.2    2 weeks ago

That works too.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.2.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.2    2 weeks ago

Frybread is a simple bread that is fried. It can be used with all kinds of food, or just by itself.

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Here is a recipe for the Cherokee Frybread if you would like to try some yourself. It is similar to that of most of the other Tribes.

https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/bread/bread-flatbread/cherokee-fry-bread-recipe.html

 
 
 
pat wilson
3.2.6  pat wilson  replied to  Kavika @3.2.3    2 weeks ago

That looks so good.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.2.7  Raven Wing  replied to  pat wilson @3.2.6    2 weeks ago

When I want to have it with Italian food, I add a bit of Garlic powder to the ingredients. But, the garlic flavored Frybread goes good with salads and other types of food as well. 

You can experiment to your hearts content. Garlic flavored Frybread also goes good with beef stew, potato soup, and even Chili.

You can also add a bit of cinnamon to the ingredients and a little sugar. I like to top mine with caramel frosting.

 
 
 
cjcold
3.2.8  cjcold  replied to  Raven Wing @3.2.7    2 weeks ago

I was thinking honey in the mix.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2.9  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @3.2.1    2 weeks ago

Sounds good.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2.10  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Raven Wing @3.2.5    2 weeks ago

Me cooking is like giving Freddy Kruger a set of knives, no good can come from it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
3.2.11  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @3.2.3    2 weeks ago

Don't worry Kavika. I won't tell.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.2.12  Raven Wing  replied to  cjcold @3.2.8    2 weeks ago
I was thinking honey in the mix.

I have had some of the honey Frybread and it is indeed very tasty. For those who like sweet treats, it makes a really nice dessert.

 
 
 
Kavika
3.2.13  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @3.2.11    2 weeks ago

LOL, silence is golden or something along those lines.

 
 
 
cjcold
3.2.14  cjcold  replied to  Raven Wing @3.2.12    2 weeks ago

Inherited a bread machine from mom. Been stretching the limits with it.

 
 
 
Gordy327
3.2.15  author  Gordy327  replied to  cjcold @3.2.14    2 weeks ago
Inherited a bread machine from mom.

Speaking of bread, what about fresh baked bread, hot straight from the oven, and topped with melting butter? The aroma of fresh baked bread alone is enough to give comfort. Couple that with a cup of fresh ground and brewed coffee, and you have the ingredients to heaven.

 
 
 
cjcold
3.2.16  cjcold  replied to  Gordy327 @3.2.15    2 weeks ago

Folk bake a loaf of bread when trying to sell their houses because that smell makes the buyer feel at home. 

 
 
 
cjcold
3.2.17  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @3.2.16    2 weeks ago

Mom willed me her bread machine because we had so much fun working up recipes with it over the years.

 
 
 
cjcold
3.2.18  cjcold  replied to  Gordy327 @3.2.15    2 weeks ago

Don't forget the Tiptree strawberry jam.

 
 
 
Gordy327
3.2.19  author  Gordy327  replied to  cjcold @3.2.18    2 weeks ago
Don't forget the Tiptree strawberry jam.

When I was a kid, my grandmother grew her own strawberries and made homemade strawberry jam.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2.20  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  cjcold @3.2.14    2 weeks ago

I tried making bread once.  I used too much yeast and it was like the scene in I Love Lucy where Desi tried to make bread,  Mine literally pushed open the oven door because it ran out of room.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2.21  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  cjcold @3.2.16    2 weeks ago

That an cookies.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.2.22  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @3.2.3    2 weeks ago

that looks goodddd....

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
3.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago

I love frybread, but  cannot get it in my neck of the woods down on the AZ/Mexico border. I'm talking about the kind only Native Americans know how to make properly. Every year we have the Cochise County Fair, except this year, a Native American couple from the reservation in Tucson bring their cart down and sell the most fantastic frybread. I scarf that stuff down like there was no tomorrow!

 
 
 
Kavika
3.3.1  Kavika   replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.3    2 weeks ago
I scarf that stuff down like there was no tomorrow!

LOL, sounds familiar. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
3.3.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.3    2 weeks ago

My maternal grandmother who was half Mescalero Apache used to make it for me when I was little. That's where I learned to love it.

 
 
 
Kavika
3.3.3  Kavika   replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.3.2    2 weeks ago

Nookomis (grandmother) always plays an important part in children's lives. From making frybread for them to being a storyteller. 

Grandmothers are one of the most important links in Indian culture.

 
 
 
Kavika
3.3.4  Kavika   replied to  Kavika @3.3.3    2 weeks ago

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MUVA
3.3.5  MUVA  replied to  Kavika @3.3.4    2 weeks ago

Take a look at this grand ma 

 
 
 
Kavika
3.3.6  Kavika   replied to  MUVA @3.3.5    2 weeks ago

Wow, it isn't ''clean speech week'' in Auntie Fee's house.

 
 
 
MUVA
3.3.7  MUVA  replied to  Kavika @3.3.6    2 weeks ago

I actually think she cleaned up her language for the video. 

 
 
 
MUVA
3.3.8  MUVA  replied to  MUVA @3.3.7    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.3.9  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @3.3.3    2 weeks ago
Grandmothers are one of the most important links in Indian culture.

Indeed they are. One thing for sure, you don't mess with Grandmother. The results are very far reaching, and so is her hand. jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
3.4  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago

I've never had the pleasure of actually tasting frybread. I kind of wonder if it is similar to the French beignets. We've made French beignets here at my house. They're usually served covered in confectioner's sugar and occasionally with a honey drizzle or chocolate syrup drizzle with some strong coffee. jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
GregTx
4  GregTx    2 weeks ago

Yes, homemade baked mac and cheese...

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  GregTx @4    2 weeks ago
homemade baked mac and cheese..

topped with fried onion for the perfect crispiness.

 
 
 
cjcold
4.1.1  cjcold  replied to  Gordy327 @4.1    2 weeks ago

Don't forget the bacon bits.

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  cjcold @4.1.1    2 weeks ago
Don't forget the bacon bits.

Never. When it comes to cooking & comfort, bacon makes everything better. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

"Nothing burps better than bacon." (Al Bundy)

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1.4  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.3    2 weeks ago

Truer words never spoken.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
4.1.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Gordy327 @4.1.2    2 weeks ago
When it comes to cooking & comfort, bacon makes everything better.

Whenever I am feeling a bit down, I fry up some bacon, and soon my outlook is very much improved. 

Tummy says, "It's about time!!" (grin)

 
 
 
cjcold
4.1.6  cjcold  replied to  Raven Wing @4.1.5    2 weeks ago

Finely shredded bacon, diced onion, minced garlic, fancy crab meat mixed with cream cheese then wrapped in won-ton wraps and deep fried in peanut oil then dipped in soy sauce. 

That's how I learned to make crab rangoon.

 
 
 
MUVA
5  MUVA    2 weeks ago

I always thought comfort foods as meatloaf ,stews,pot roast now I think it's anything that doesn't give me heart burn.

 
 
 
TᵢG
6  TᵢG    2 weeks ago

Alas, I almost never eat this anymore.   But if I am to be honest, I would like a burger, mushrooms, onions, pickles, ketchup but no cheese.

 
 
 
Dulay
6.1  Dulay  replied to  TᵢG @6    2 weeks ago

That sounds good minus the ketchup and ADD Swiss cheese. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
6.1.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Dulay @6.1    2 weeks ago
That sounds good minus the ketchup and ADD Swiss cheese.

A good burger needs ketchup. Although, BBQ sauce is a good substitute. Swiss, absolutely.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

Try provolone sometime.

 
 
 
Gordy327
6.1.3  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.1.2    2 weeks ago

Cant go wrong with a good provo cheese.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.1.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @6.1.3    2 weeks ago

Absolutely.  I had my first ever provolone on french bread grilled cheese the other day.  I loved it.

 
 
 
Gordy327
6.1.5  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.1.4    2 weeks ago
I had my first ever provolone on french bread grilled cheese the other day. 

That sounds good. jrSmiley_101_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Gordy327
6.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @6    2 weeks ago
Alas, I almost never eat this anymore.  

It's never too late to go back. jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

But if I am to be honest, I would like a burger, mushrooms, onions, pickles, ketchup but no cheese.

Cheese makes everything better. Provolone goes good with mushrooms. As does bacon.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @6.2    2 weeks ago

I will take your word on the mushrooms.  I am allergic to them.

 
 
 
Gordy327
6.2.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.2.1    2 weeks ago
I will take your word on the mushrooms.  I am allergic to them.

I'm sorry to hear that. Sauteed portabella mushrooms adds a nice flavor.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
6.2.3  Bob Nelson  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.2.1    2 weeks ago
I will take your word on the mushrooms.  I am allergic to them.

Try them garlic-stuffed. The garlic is sure to kill whatever...

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Bob Nelson @6.2.3    2 weeks ago

The only outcome would be that I die with bad breath.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
6.2.5  Bob Nelson  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.2.4    2 weeks ago

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cjcold
6.2.6  cjcold  replied to  Gordy327 @6.2.2    2 weeks ago
Sauteed portabella mushrooms

With garlic butter on the grill!

 
 
 
Gordy327
6.2.7  author  Gordy327  replied to  cjcold @6.2.6    2 weeks ago
With garlic butter on the grill!

olive oil works too.

 
 
 
pat wilson
7  pat wilson    2 weeks ago

Once a month or so I have a really great cheeseburger, maybe a few fries.

 
 
 
Gordy327
7.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  pat wilson @7    2 weeks ago
Once a month or so I have a really great cheeseburger, maybe a few fries.

Sounds like a nice way  to treat yourself. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
7.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Gordy327 @7.1    2 weeks ago

That's what comfort foods are all about, smile.

 
 
 
Gordy327
7.1.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  pat wilson @7.1.1    2 weeks ago

That it is Pat. That it is. Expanding waistline be damned! jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
7.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  pat wilson @7    2 weeks ago
a really great cheeseburger, maybe a few fries .

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Bob Nelson
7.2.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @7.2    2 weeks ago

WHO is the cruel human who denies the need of this adorable critter? 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.2.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Bob Nelson @7.2.1    2 weeks ago

He should check his favorite shoes after that.  There may be a present in them.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
7.2.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @7.2    2 weeks ago

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cjcold
7.2.5  cjcold  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.2.2    2 weeks ago

As in Fat Freddies cat?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.2.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  cjcold @7.2.5    2 weeks ago

I got my idea for that comment from the movie The Truth About Cats And Dogs.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  pat wilson @7    2 weeks ago

My Mom And Pop diner makes the best bacon cheeseburger I have ever had.

 
 
 
Gordy327
7.3.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.3    2 weeks ago
the best bacon cheeseburger I have ever had.

I could go for a bacon cheeseburger right about now. Grilled medium rare, with the juices dripping off.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.3.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @7.3.1    2 weeks ago

Can't do medium rare here.  A law was passed years ago due to a law that all burgers must be fully cooked at restaurants.  But how you cook one at home is up to the person.

 
 
 
Gordy327
7.3.3  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.3.2    2 weeks ago
A law was passed years ago due to a law that all burgers must be fully cooked at restaurants. 

That sounds like too much government oversight. Hell, that's unconstitutional! We have a right to have slightly undercooked beef! I sense a new protest cause starting!

But how you cook one at home is up to the person.

What do you mean "cook?" I like my meat still mooing when I slap it on a roll. jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
cjcold
7.3.4  cjcold  replied to  Gordy327 @7.3.3    2 weeks ago

I can deal with a medium rare burger as long as the bacon is crispy.

 
 
 
Gordy327
7.3.5  author  Gordy327  replied to  cjcold @7.3.4    2 weeks ago
as long as the bacon is crispy.

Is there any other way?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.3.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @7.3.3    2 weeks ago

Ever try steak tartar?

 
 
 
Gordy327
7.3.7  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.3.6    2 weeks ago

I don't think so. But I'm open to trying it.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.3.8  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @7.3.7    2 weeks ago

There are a lot of recipes for it on line.  I spelled it wrong.  It is tartare.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Beef stew or jambalaya.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
8.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  JohnRussell @8    2 weeks ago
jambalaya.  

Now that's something I haven't had in a long time.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
8.2  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  JohnRussell @8    2 weeks ago

Had jambalaya for the first time in New Orleans last year. It was DELICIOUS! It was a combo "platter" with jambalaya, red beans and rice, Andoullie sausage, and Cajun shrimp. MMMMMM! It was so good. Oh! And the blackened chicken... mmm. I need to make some blackened chicken again; everyone in my house loves my blackened chicken, even my kids!

 
 
 
Gordy327
9  author  Gordy327    2 weeks ago

Once in a blue moon, I'll make a super hoagie: A loaf of Italian bread, toasted. Apply mayo to the bread and stack layers of sliced roast beef, turkey breast, ham (3 meats minimum), with cheddar, swiss, and provolone cheese (also 3 cheese minimum) in between the meat layers, smeared with spicy mustard. Topped with sliced tomatoes, lettuce, onion, pickle, olives, and jalapeno, garnished with a little ground black pepper. It's a lot of work for a comfort food. But oh so satisfying, as well as being a salt/calorie bomb. 

 
 
 
Freewill
9.1  Freewill  replied to  Gordy327 @9    2 weeks ago

Sounds like the ultimate Dagwood!  Awesome!  Now I’m hungry!

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
9.1.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Freewill @9.1    2 weeks ago
ultimate Dagwood

o-o-o-o-oh.... 

 
 
 
cjcold
9.1.2  cjcold  replied to  Freewill @9.1    2 weeks ago

I've been hungry ever since I found this thread!

 
 
 
cjcold
9.1.3  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @9.1.2    2 weeks ago

Damn shame there won't likely be tailgating at Arrowhead this year.

 
 
 
cjcold
9.1.4  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @9.1.3    2 weeks ago

Had to show Bronco fans how to do it when I spent a few years at Mile High back in the Elway days.

 
 
 
cjcold
9.1.5  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @9.1.4    2 weeks ago

Working stadium parking lot undercover security at Mile High made me fat. Easy money.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
9.1.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Freewill @9.1    2 weeks ago

I thought a Dagwood was a super piled high sandwich?

 
 
 
Gordy327
9.1.7  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @9.1.6    2 weeks ago
I thought a Dagwood was a super piled high sandwich?

It is. Mine tends to be piled high with meat and cheese.

 
 
 
cjcold
9.1.8  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @9.1.3    2 weeks ago

Just read the Arrowhead tailgating rules for the season.

Bottom line is you can't walk sideways out of your parking place.

That takes a lot of fun out of tailgating. 

Sharing BBQ with fellow tailgaters is half the fun at Arrowhead.

Currently; Chiefs 31, Texans 7 11:25 left in the 4th.

GO CHIEFS!

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
10  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    2 weeks ago

Homemade cheeseburger and fries.

Chocolate frosting right out of the can.

Anything with gravy.

Sliced sharp cheddar cheese with sweet pickles.

Salt.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
10.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @10    2 weeks ago

And a tube of chocolate chip cookie dough.

 
 
 
Gordy327
10.1.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @10.1    2 weeks ago
And a tube of chocolate chip cookie dough.

Squeezed on a spoon. Now there's a comfort food.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

I always thought that "comfort food" was something that was soothing and easy to digest.  For me, the ultimate comfort food is mashed potatoes, either topped with gravy, or else mixed with butter and mayonnaise.  Second best would be a piece of moist, heavy chocolate cake, but it would need to be paired with a drink of cold milk.  Third choice would be moussaka, and rounding it out to 4 would be a strawberry jam and peanut butter sandwich including sliced banana on fresh chala (egg bread).  Just ate dinner and now I'm hungry again. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    2 weeks ago

Mayo on mashed potatoes?  It must be an acquired taste.

 
 
 
Gordy327
11.1.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @11.1    2 weeks ago
Mayo on mashed potatoes? 

What about french fries with mayo instead of ketchup?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @11.1.1    2 weeks ago

Actually I like BBQ sauce with fries.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
11.1.3  Bob Nelson  replied to  Gordy327 @11.1.1    2 weeks ago

Are you Belgian???

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @11.1    2 weeks ago

Why don't you try it, maybe you'll like it?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gordy327 @11.1.1    2 weeks ago

Canadians like their French fries with vinegar like the Brits do.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
11.1.6  Bob Nelson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.5    2 weeks ago

How can anyone follow the Brits concerning food??

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Bob Nelson @11.1.6    2 weeks ago

LOL.  Well, I DID like their fish and chips when I was there, although nothing else compared with French cuisine.  We did have one unique meal, though - we ate a Medieval banquet dinner in Ruthin Castle in Wales on Christmas eve.

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There were serving wenches, harpists and vocalists, and our only utensils were a dagger and a spoon.  Cannot remember more because it was in 1971.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
11.1.8  Bob Nelson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.7    2 weeks ago

... and if I'm honest, there was a prime rib from Scotland....    jrSmiley_28_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1.9  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.7    2 weeks ago

Oh, and I forgot to say that we drank mead.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.1.10  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.4    2 weeks ago

Pass.  To each their own.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.1.11  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Bob Nelson @11.1.6    2 weeks ago

When I was in London I was asked if I wanted a spotted dick and I asked if the guy drove a nice car.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
11.1.12  Bob Nelson  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @11.1.11    2 weeks ago
Pile isle.

What's in the kegs in a pub in Scotland...

 
 
 
Gordy327
11.1.13  author  Gordy327  replied to  Bob Nelson @11.1.3    2 weeks ago
Are you Belgian???

No. I take my fries with ketchup. But I've seen mayo used as a substitute.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.1.14  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.7    2 weeks ago

We have a place here called Mid Evil Times that does the same thing plus a show.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.1.15  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Bob Nelson @11.1.12    2 weeks ago

I never mentioned pile isle in my comment and I have no idea what is in the kegs.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
11.1.16  Bob Nelson  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @11.1.15    2 weeks ago

"Pale ale" said by a Scot... 

 
 
 
Gordy327
11.1.17  author  Gordy327  replied to  Bob Nelson @11.1.16    2 weeks ago
"Pale ale"

You had me at ale. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
11.1.18  Raven Wing  replied to  Gordy327 @11.1.1    2 weeks ago
What about french fries with mayo instead of ketchup?

I like mine with ranch style dressing.

 
 
 
Gordy327
11.1.19  author  Gordy327  replied to  Raven Wing @11.1.18    2 weeks ago

I can see that working. Ranch is also a suitable substitute for blue cheese with buffalo wings.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
11.1.20  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.5    2 weeks ago

Or gravy and cheese... mmm poutine.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
11.1.21  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Gordy327 @11.1.13    2 weeks ago

I personally love my fries with mayo AND ketchup. Kraft made "mayochup" for people like me. And actually yes, my dad's family is originally from Belgium; however, they came to North America (now known as the St. Lawrence River in Canada) in the mid 1500's. I was excited when I was overseas for work and it was automatic that we received mayo (without being charged extra)!!!

 
 
 
Gordy327
11.1.22  author  Gordy327  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @11.1.21    2 weeks ago

When I grill a burger, I'll put mayo on the bun and ketchup on the burger. When the 2 mix into a mayochup and drips off the burger, I'll scoop it up with a couple fries. I will admit, it is tasty.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1.23  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @11.1.20    2 weeks ago

Yes, gravy and cheese curds - a French Canadian specialty.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.1.24  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.23    2 weeks ago

Is that Poutine?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1.25  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @11.1.24    2 weeks ago

On French fries, yes. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
12  Bob Nelson    2 weeks ago

Greasy, greasy KFC! 

Totally disgusting. Wonderful. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
12.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Bob Nelson @12    2 weeks ago

My favorite fast food comfort food is McNuggets.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
12.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Bob Nelson @12    2 weeks ago
Greasy, greasy KFC!

I agree. Because it is rather greasy I only eat it once in a while. I get the extra crispy, and add KFC slaw to go with. There is not one really close to me, but, it is within a short drive. So that helps keep me from eating more than I should. But, when I get the hunger pangs that only KFC extra crispy will satisfy, no distance is too far. jrSmiley_101_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
12.2.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Raven Wing @12.2    2 weeks ago
add KFC slaw

Absolutely!

It's just as awfulsome as the chicken...

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
12.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Bob Nelson @12    2 weeks ago

I like their bowls.

 
 
 
Freewill
12.4  Freewill  replied to  Bob Nelson @12    2 weeks ago
Totally disgusting. Wonderful.

Exactly!  Sounds so good, smells great but half way in to the second piece you wish you hadn’t. You get that film on the tongue and your teeth feel like they have little sweaters on them!  But a month or two later you go back for more.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
12.4.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Freewill @12.4    2 weeks ago
But a month or two later you go back for more.

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MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
12.5  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Bob Nelson @12    2 weeks ago

See... I like Popeye's chicken better than KFC. I know, blasphemous. However, I like KFC mashed potatoes WAY better than Popeye's.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
12.5.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @12.5    2 weeks ago

I love Popeye's spicy gravy.

 
 
 
Kathleen
13  Kathleen    2 weeks ago

Mine would be biscuits and gravy.  Also a piece of cherry pie. Tomato soup with a grilled cheese.  Yumm

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
13.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Kathleen @13    2 weeks ago

You'd love my house Kathleen! My stepdad taught me how to make sausage gravy and it is SOOOOO good! We make it at least once a month here.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
13.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kathleen @13    2 weeks ago

Tomato soup and grilled cheese is my favorite thing on a cold night.

 
 
 
charger 383
14  charger 383    2 weeks ago

Hot roast beef sandwich with fries covered with gravy

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
14.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  charger 383 @14    2 weeks ago

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charger 383
14.1.1  charger 383  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @14.1    2 weeks ago

that pup would get a little of the sandwich

 
 
 
Freewill
14.1.2  Freewill  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @14.1    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
14.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Freewill @14.1.2    one week ago

I have loved that video like forever.  If I need to cheer up, I watch it.  It is pure voice over genius.

 
 
 
Freewill
14.1.4  Freewill  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @14.1.3    one week ago
If I need to cheer up, I watch it.

I used to tell people that when I was a kid I had a dog that looked just like that.... but his voice was different.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
14.1.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Freewill @14.1.4    one week ago

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Raven Wing
14.2  Raven Wing  replied to  charger 383 @14    2 weeks ago

I love a good French Dip. I feel so satisfied after I eat one. 

 
 
 
Dragon
15  Dragon    2 weeks ago

Warm homemade apple pie, topped with homemade vanilla ice cream.

Smores by a campfire.

Tuna fish casserole topped with potato chips. A dish from childhood, it must be made by mom and eaten at her kitchen table.

 
 
 
Gordy327
15.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Dragon @15    2 weeks ago
Tuna fish casserole topped with potato chips. A dish from childhood, it must be made by mom and eaten at her kitchen table.

Now that sounds...comforting. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
15.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Dragon @15    2 weeks ago

Okay, I have always wanted to ask someone who likes apple pies why some want a slice of cheddar cheese with it.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
15.2.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @15.2    2 weeks ago

Not sure. My grandfather loved it. I tried it, I didn't like it.

 
 
 
Freewill
15.3  Freewill  replied to  Dragon @15    2 weeks ago
Tuna fish casserole topped with potato chips. A dish from childhood, it must be made by mom and eaten at her kitchen table.

Oh man!  My wife made that for dinner.... once.  I actually liked it but I had never seen anything like it before.  When our youngest boy puked it up all over the dash, from the back seat mind you, that was the end of that dish in our household....

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
16  sandy-2021492    2 weeks ago

Mac and cheese.

Anything potato-based.

Vegetable beef soup with fresh-baked bread still warm enough to melt the butter.

 
 
 
Gordy327
16.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  sandy-2021492 @16    2 weeks ago
Anything potato-based.

Cream of potato soup, with corn and chopped bacon mixed in?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
16.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Gordy327 @16.1    2 weeks ago

Works for me.

 
 
 
Gordy327
16.1.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  sandy-2021492 @16.1.1    2 weeks ago

Make it spicy too. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
16.1.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  Gordy327 @16.1.2    2 weeks ago

And garnish with cheese.  Cheddar or pepper jack.

 
 
 
Gordy327
16.1.4  author  Gordy327  replied to  sandy-2021492 @16.1.3    2 weeks ago
And garnish with cheese. 

Absolutely.

Cheddar or pepper jack.

Or both.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
16.1.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @16.1    2 weeks ago

Twice baked potatoes with cheese, bacon, and sour cream are the bomb.

 
 
 
Gordy327
16.1.6  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @16.1.5    2 weeks ago

So true.

 
 
 
Freefaller
17  Freefaller    2 weeks ago

As long as I don't have to cook it pretty much any food is good

 
 
 
Gordy327
17.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Freefaller @17    2 weeks ago
As long as I don't have to cook it pretty much any food is good

That is one thing that makes comfort food comfortable-not having to put significant work into preparing it. Quick and easy is one aspect of comfort.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
17.2  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Freefaller @17    2 weeks ago

That's what my husband says too.

 
 
 
MonsterMash
18  MonsterMash    2 weeks ago

Chicken Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and green beans include a frosted glass of sweet ice tea. For dessert Blueberry pie topped with chocolate ice cream and cool whip.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
18.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  MonsterMash @18    2 weeks ago

MMM! Blueberry pie. It's one of my favorites.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
19  Ed-NavDoc    2 weeks ago

Does buttered lobster count?

 
 
 
Gordy327
19.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @19    2 weeks ago
Does buttered lobster count?

If it's served to you and you derive comfort from it, then yes.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
19.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Gordy327 @19.1    2 weeks ago

Good, cause I've been craving that lately. Methinks a trip to Walmart is in order tomorrow...

 
 
 
Gordy327
19.1.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @19.1.1    2 weeks ago
Good, cause I've been craving that lately.

That's another thing about comfort foods: they're supposed to satiate a craving too.

 
 
 
charger 383
20  charger 383    2 weeks ago

a BLT or just bacon

 
 
 
Gordy327
20.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  charger 383 @20    2 weeks ago
a BLT or just bacon

Why not both together? A double bacon BLT. Also good if you hold the L & T. jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
20.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @20.1    2 weeks ago

Finally, someone who loves a BLT without the LT other than me.jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Gordy327
20.1.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @20.1.1    2 weeks ago
Finally, someone who loves a BLT without the LT other than me

I can go either way, as long as there's plenty of B. Nice and crispy too.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
20.1.3  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Gordy327 @20.1    2 weeks ago

I do a BL, no T with mayo and smoked cheddar. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
20.1.4  author  Gordy327  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @20.1.3    2 weeks ago

Melted cheddar over the B.

 
 
 
GregTx
21  GregTx    2 weeks ago

Crunchy peanut butter on toast with a big glass of ice cold milk.

 
 
 
Gordy327
21.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  GregTx @21    2 weeks ago
Crunchy peanut butter

Make mine creamy

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
22  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    2 weeks ago

I make homemade almond banana bread that everyone seems to go crazy for and the house smells wonderful afterward.

I'm a savory lover personally.

Meatloaf mixed with mashed potatoes and cream of mushroom soup.

A big baked potato with butter, sour cream, shredded cheese, and bacon bits.

French fries 

Cheese curds

My chili

Cajun blackened chicken with mashed potatoes

Chili dogs with nacho cheese and mustard (we had that for dinner last night)... hot dogs were grilled of course.

A grilled sirloin (medium rare to medium, not quite bleeding still) with a baked potato (as stated above) and a side of baked beans.

Pan-fried egg whites with sides of bacon and buttered toast.

Sausage gravy smothering buttered biscuits (we call that heart attack on a plate) with a side of crispy hash browns.

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Paula Bartholomew
22.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @22    2 weeks ago

I've seen some cook a meatloaf with a hard boiled egg in the middle. I don't get why though.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
22.1.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @22.1    2 weeks ago

I'm not sure either. I use an egg and bread crumbs in the mix for my meatloaf, but it's to help get things to stick together.

 
 
 
Gordy327
23  author  Gordy327    2 weeks ago

I forgot to mention, and I'm surprised no one has mentioned it yet, but nachos and cheese. Or a full nacho platter with the works and sour cream or guacamole on the side.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
23.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Gordy327 @23    2 weeks ago

I almost did, but I'm getting hungrier by the minute just by listing things off. I like my nachos with nacho cheese, sour cream, greasy ground beef with taco seasoning in it, some taco sauce, and black olives.

 
 
 
Gordy327
24  author  Gordy327    2 weeks ago

Don't forget to add chopped tomato and shredded lettuce

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
24.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Gordy327 @24    2 weeks ago

Can't have raw tomato. I break out in hives.

 
 
 
Gordy327
24.1.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @24.1    2 weeks ago

What about lightly sautéed, perhaps mixed with a little minced garlic?

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
24.1.2  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Gordy327 @24.1.1    2 weeks ago

As long as I cook out those excessive acids, I'm good. jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
24.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @24.1    2 weeks ago

I don't like raw tomatoes, but I love sucking out what my called tomato snot out of them.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
24.1.4  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @24.1.3    2 weeks ago

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