View Full Version : OT: Comfort Foods

10-26-2006, 10:41 PM
Anybody have an indulgence? Mine is Homefries. My god I could eat a whole potatoe field of homefries!!!

I'm eating them right now. Hubby and I had a slight disagreement tonight :verysad: and I'm really upset right now so I'm indulging in my weekness.

Men really irritate me sometimes.. :grrr:


I know we get on your nerves too, so just do a role reversal here :twisted:

10-26-2006, 10:45 PM
Snackfoods in general, chips, crackers, pretzels...
I'm very much a solitary stress eater so gimme a bag of munchies, a remote and a cozy blanky and I'm gone! :oops:

10-26-2006, 10:54 PM
Whenever dh is deployed or TDY I make porcupine meatballs. It stems back to my childhood and always makes me feel better about him being gone. :)

10-26-2006, 10:56 PM
Grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup--I probably ate it every day when I was a kid.

10-26-2006, 10:56 PM
mmm...comfort food...

rice pudding is a big one, and any sort of bean soup. And tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. :drool:

10-26-2006, 10:57 PM
My absolute favorite? Ice cream--anywhere, anytime. Some people have questioned eating ice cream in winter, which I just don't understand...it sounds like blasphemy to me! :rofl: My second favorite and close runner-up is good, homemade fried chicken (my absolute fave recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/cda/recipe_print/0,1946,FOOD_9936_15279_PRINT-RECIPE-FULL-PAGE,00.html) [and my picky husband even likes it!!!]). And maybe a bowl of my dad's homemade chicken soup with kluski noodles. Then there's gyros, pierogies, Panera Bread's "Tuscan Chicken Sandwich", good Thai curry and spring rolls with some Thai tea...the list goes on and on! Now I'm hungry. :rofl: My fave for potatoes has to be good potato skins, loaded with bubbly cheese and bacon! :drool:

Doglover, sorry about your disagreement. :hug: I hope you guys make up soon and things get better. Although I'm trying to kick the habit, I eat when I'm bummed out too (or I eat to "celebrate" when I'm happy!)

10-26-2006, 10:57 PM
Oh my gosh, that's so funny...I was *just* thinking about indulgence food before turning on my computer! :roflhard:

My favorite indulgence food: packaged ramen noodles, with an egg on top and lots of Chinese chili sauce. My friends ask me how I didn't manage to get sick of the stuff in college, but I could eat this stuff every day (if I didn't fear for my blood pressure, etc).

10-26-2006, 10:58 PM
rice pudding is a big one

Oooo Chrissie, I forgot about that one!!! I absolutely LOVE the way that rice pudding is made when we eat at Greek-owned restaurants!!! I don't know how they make it, but I sure can't duplicate it at home. It's SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!

10-26-2006, 11:55 PM
Homecooked mexican food. Always takes me home.

10-27-2006, 02:24 AM
Oh geez, here's my long list:

Chicken Fried Steak with white gravy
Movie Popcorn (just popcorn in general)
Pepperoni Pizza
Homemade chicken noodle soup
French fries
Mac N Chesse (wish my tummy loved it more)
Smashed potatoes (of course with the chicken fried steak)
My mom's spaghetti
Garlic bread
Monster taco's from Jack in the Box
Apple pie
Ravioli's (only from a little iddy biddy tiny deli found in California)
Fried chicken

I can go on and on......

I am hoping to get some of my favorite ravioli's shipped up here for Christmas this year. They were a family tradition for over 30 years, now we only get them if someone goes down there (only 600 miles each way) and brings some home. I miss them soooooooo much. More than some of my family :teehee:

10-27-2006, 03:35 AM
:shrug: What's a homefry? :?? I like what are called "potato wedges" i wonder if they are the same thing? I LOVE them if they are.

Other than that, I love puff cheetos and oreos. :happydance: But I also love me some carrots and ranch.

Brownies that are warm and soft in the middle are yummy too.

Oooh and the grocery store's French bread! 99cents, cant beat it.

10-27-2006, 04:24 AM
I can't believe nobody has said chocolate yet! I live in the country of wonderful chocolate. So that's my "stress at the office" munchy food.

When I need plain ol' comfort food at home it usually means I'll be making spaghetti that night. :heart: I also make myself this "concoction" on a regular basis: bread with sliced tomato, chopped mild pepperocinis (those little mild peppers in a jar) with gouda cheese on top. Put it in the oven until the tomatoes are soft and the cheese is melted. Yummy!

10-27-2006, 04:25 AM
I haven't eaten sweets in two weeks but my comfort food use to be ice cream. :hug:

10-27-2006, 05:03 AM
ok.. childhood fav... oatmeal cookies w/out raisens.... and milk. honest to goodness rich milk.. ice cold... cookies still warm and sneaked out of kitchen.... ( but no fun if no one to scold you, lol) I have had bronchitis... and watching food shows... which is good cause nothing tastes good... But now I'm doing better,, and tomorrow oatmeal cookies... yes... or should it be ranger cookies... oh dear... both? :??

10-27-2006, 08:33 AM
Hummus and wheat thins! :roflhard: I must agree with Ingrid though about the tomato soup and grilled cheese, that's my other favorite.

10-27-2006, 08:43 AM
Oh homefries...yum. What I consider homefries are just potatoes sliced up bitesize and fried, sometimes with onions and green peppers, sometimes not. With lots of ketchup.

Cheesecake is also one of my comfort foods.
Rippled potato chips and french onion dip.

10-27-2006, 08:49 AM

Actually, any dessert will do just fine for me!

10-27-2006, 09:33 AM
I am with orcoastknitter
lots fills the void

let see;
Pho Tai - the one with everything in it
Bul Gho khi - Korean barbque
Tomato Basil mozarella salad
Simple buttermilk Pancakes, dipped in real maple Syrup
Fried Clams and Onion Rings
home made chicken soup - MINE
eggs benedict
Garlic steak
Oysters on the half shell
sauteed Greens

I better stop now
I have a LOT to do today

10-27-2006, 09:44 AM
Rippled potato chips and french onion dip.

Mmmm...one of my faves! I also love smashed potatoes, Stove Top stuffing, broccoli and carrots w/ Italian dressing, my mom's chicken pot pie...all good comfort foods.

10-27-2006, 11:30 AM
:shrug: What's a homefry? :?? I like what are called "potato wedges" i wonder if they are the same thing? I LOVE them if they are.

What are homefries??!! You haven't lived until you've had these oh so tasty treats.

I make them as follows: Cut up as many as I want, usually too many :rofl:, then throw them in a pot with olive oil, onion powder, paprika and s & p. Cook for 20 minutes, oh, you must use red potatoes for them to cook that fast. Yellows take much longer to cook. Not cool when you need something fast. :pout: Then I add about another pound of salt and I'm good to go. I can't imagine what my salt intake must be. I put it on everything. :roll:

Of course who doesn't love their Ice Cream and Chocolate. I figured that went without saying. :teehee:

But this is the food that makes me feel all warm and full on the inside as well as on the outside. Not sure if you know what I mean, but it helped me fall asleep faster with a full tummy!! Now I'm regretting it cause I have no idea how many calories/carbs I put in my mouth last night.

Sigh, I'll have to do double my freakin' lunges today. :pout:

10-27-2006, 01:46 PM
I LOVE the real yogourt.. the kind with like 8.5% milk fat. YUM. There is some in the Organic section here called 'mediterrianian'.. oh man. it is so good. It has about 300 calories for 1/2 cup, but once in a while.. what a treat!

And of course who can pass up 70% cocoa dark chocolate and tea!!

If all else fails, a big glass of milk and some homemade bread with a load of Peanut butter!

10-27-2006, 03:10 PM
Macaroni and cheese
spaghetti carbonara
Baked pastas

Apparently I love the carbs. Nothing makes me feel better than a big plate of pasta.

10-27-2006, 03:22 PM
aglio e olio
saimin with lots of spam
fried spaghetti noodles with cream of mushroom poured over it
rice with butter, curry, coconut, salt and lime
wedding soup and lots of crusty bread dipped in spiced olive oil

I :heart: :heart: :heart: carbs.

10-27-2006, 03:52 PM
Fresh crusty bread - when we lived in England, we got these oblong rolls that were super-hard and crusty on the outside, but fluffy and soft in the middle.

Rice pudding - the other day, I ate a whole container of Kozy Shack. Mmm...that makes any day go better!

Hot chocolate with cinnamon and a teensy bit of cayenne pepper - the cinnamon is yummy (and very good for you), and the cayenne just emphasizes the warmth of the hot chocolate.

Fresh-off-the-tree, crunchy, tangy, juicy APPLES!!! When my mom picks apples every fall, I can eat about a dozen a day.

Homemade chicken soup, tomato soup, pumpkin soup...pretty much any soup is comfort food for me.

10-27-2006, 07:10 PM
Chocolate, of course! :teehee:
Homemade mac n cheese
Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Ice Cream
Peanut Butter

10-27-2006, 07:46 PM
What IS it with tomato soup and a grilled cheese? My all time favorite meal and now I now know I'm not alone. Coming home from the big city tonight it was dark, rainy and cold. I soooooooo wanted a mug of tomato soup when I got home.

10-27-2006, 11:16 PM
Yea!!! We made up!! He even bought me a Krispy Kreme donut!! :heart: What a guy, adding more calories to my hips. :oops:

10-28-2006, 02:39 AM
Glad you guys made up. :)

Here's my list.

Mac & Cheese (this is the ultimate in comfort food for me)
Grilled cheese and soup
Chicken noodle soup (but only my mom's)
Beef stroganoff (again, only my mom's)
Jimboy's tacos

Pink Dandelion
10-28-2006, 06:54 AM
Cinnamon Rolls to grandma's recipe

Fritters (same dough as the cinnamon rolls, but fried plain and dipped in maple syrup)

Homemade Honey Nut Granola and whole-milk yogurt.

A whole bag of kettle fried salt and pepper potato chips with a micro-brew rootbeer... and if you're actually hungry a tuna sandwich.

Ok... I'm hungry now...

10-28-2006, 07:19 AM
Wow, what a list of foods and such a variety! Glad you and hubby made up, doglover! At this stage in our marriage we rarely fight, but it doesn't last long because neither of us can stand being mad at each other! :rofl: Thank goodness when I am mad at Jack I clean instead of eat. I already have enough problems with food!

Ok, let's see, chocolate candy, especially Lindor chocolates, Chocolate covered strawberries from Dinhstalls, chocolate ice cream especially Ben and Jerry's Phish Food and Marsha Marsha Marshmallow and Ritters Custard in Indiana, chocolate cake, chocolate pie, oh gosh I feel a pattern here! When we were in Vegas last year there was a Starbucks in one of the casinos. I had a teeny tiny cup of what I thought was an outrageously priced cup of hot chocolate and was really like a liquid chocolate and good grief I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I haven't seen it anywhere else :D

Other than anything chocolate:
I LOVE Chinese and Mexican food
tomato soup and grilled cheese
Lord help me, HOT WINGS
Twinkies :rofl:
Pepsi (I know this isn't a food but I am totally addicted because I don't drink coffee and it comforts me!)
Funnel cakes


10-28-2006, 08:33 AM
Yea!!! We made up!! He even bought me a Krispy Kreme donut!! :heart: What a guy, adding more calories to my hips. :oops:

Mmmmm..... Krispy Kreme.... :drool:

10-28-2006, 12:51 PM
My list:

Creamed chipped beef and mashed potatoes
Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich or tuna salad sandwich
Tuna salad sandwich and a glass of root beer
Freshly baked cinnamon rolls
Spaghetti and meat sauce
Cinnamon raisin bagel toasted with butter
Ice cream especially chocolate or butter pecan or strawberry
Hot Fudge Sundae with marshmallow
Homemade chicken noodle or rice soup
TastyKake butterscotch or chocolate cupcakes
Chocolate - any kind
Stove Top stuffing
Cranberry sauce
Crab cakes - Maryland style - on saltine crackers
Liver and onions and mashed potatoes

10-28-2006, 01:59 PM
Five of my comfort foods have to be...

-Homemade ham pot pie
-Spagetti with garlic bread
-Homemade chicken corn soup
-Egg salad
-Hershey's cookies and cream bar

Two of my comfort drinks..

-Pepsi with crushed ice
-Strong coffee with sugar and cream

10-28-2006, 02:38 PM
It's Saturday afternoon and cold and rainy. After reading all of your posts I want:

Hot Tea and Lorna Doone Cookies or homemade oatmeal raisin cookies
Homemade Chicken Soup with rice and lotsa carrots and celery in it.
Homemade Mac & Cheese
Real old fashioned mashed potatoes and homemade beef gravy
Winter squash soup
Lasagna (homemade)
Homemade Chop Suey and Rice
topped off with a Sander's Hot Fudge Sundae with butter pecan ice cream. (Sander's Hot Fudge is a specialty in these parts, although the original company doesn't really exist anymore.)

But considering my diet, I'll probably have a large mixed salad and a chicken breast. Yum (she said wistfully).

10-28-2006, 05:41 PM

Chocolate-dipped strawberries, bananas, or whatever other fruit I have - I simply melt some milk chocolate chips in the microwave and then cut up the fruit and dip it into the melted chocky :teehee:

Anything involving a combination of seafood, pasta, and creamy sauces

big yummy omeletes with tons of vegetables and cheese

Haagen Dazs Mayan Chocolate ice cream

anything involving pesto

milk chocolate

mrs desert rain
10-28-2006, 07:25 PM
Typically, my most comforting foods are salty, aside from supreme quality dark chocolate.

homemade mac and cheese (the kind with, like, 6 different cheeses)
fried eggs on a warm tortilla with salsa, salt and paprika
pickles (dill and bread and butter)
any soup or stew
midnight moon cheese with crackers
hummus, kalamata olives (actually, all olives!)

red wine (pref without sulfites, though it's hard to find)
I also love a good stout beer. Murphy's is my favorite. Guinness runs a close second.

Oh, and coffee. I :heart: coffee with a generous spoonful of heavy cream.