Comfort Food

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    • #75269

      Kyla Matton Osborne
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      A comfort food is often one that brings back a childhood memory. But it could also be a food we associate with being pampered, or one that isn’t necessarily good for us despite the fact that we love it – and so it becomes both an emotional and physical treat.

      I have strong memories of eating fried egg breakfasts with a hot cup of tea when I was a teenager. Everyone used to do their own thing on weekdays, but on the weekend my parents liked to fry eggs and bacon for everyone. As I got older, I started to make a sort of hash brown dish with onions, fried potato and bits of bread in it. That, with a couple of sunny side eggs, was my comfort food for many years after I left home.

      Do you have a food that has not only a physical significance, but an emotional one?

    • #75293

      rextrulove
      Moderator

      Homemade chicken soup with homemade egg noodles. Also, venison backstrap steaks with mashed potatoes, gravy and fresh tomato salad.

      • #75319

        Kyla Matton Osborne
        Participant

        Wow, those are really specific meals Rex! I’ll bet there’s a good story behind them πŸ™‚

      • #75387

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        @ruby3881, there is indeed a story behind those, but it would take too long to tell. πŸ™‚ Another such food that is easier to explain is French Toast, which I still love. The explanation is this:

        After my mother and father split up when I was six, my brother and I stayed with dad. He really tried, but he wasn’t much of a cook. So for about nine months, breakfast every morning except Sundays consisted of super crispy bacon, hard fried eggs and pancakes that looked, tasted and felt like a frisbee. On Sundays, dad would let us choose breakfast. He actually did a good job on French Toast, so that is usually what we asked for. (Granted, there isn’t a lot to scrambling some eggs, dipping bread in it and frying it, but he still cooked that good. lol) It was a relief from the ‘regular’ fare. To this day, I don’t like crispy bacon, hard fried eggs or rubbery, overcooked pancakes.

    • #75309

      Angeles
      Participant

      Mine is a sweet pudding my mother used to prepare, with eggs, milk, sugar, and a type of muffins we have here in Spain. Whenever I cook it, well, you know, I feel like at home πŸ™‚ (Oops, it’s name is “pan de calatrava”, here’s the link: https://www.azucardecolores.es/blog/pan-de-calatrava/

      • #75317

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        @angeles, though we didn’t make this with the muffin or anything like that, this sounds very much like the first pudding I learned to make, when I was 6-years-old. The only difference is that I added 2 tablespoons of baking cocoa. It was chocolate pudding. πŸ˜€

      • #75424

        Angeles
        Participant

        Chocolate pudding! @rextrulove, I’m addicted to chocolate! πŸ˜€

      • #75437

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        Well, it sure brought back memories, @angeles. In fact, so much so that I posted Mom’s old recipe…the one I committed to memory so I could make it day after day. lol I still love chocolate, but not as much as I did when I was young.

      • #75320

        Kyla Matton Osborne
        Participant

        It feels to me almost like a cross between bread pudding and the Quebecois pouding chΓ΄meur (“poor man’s pudding.”) Both of those are comfort foods for me πŸ™‚

    • #75355

      realityspeaks
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      Egg and bread used to be my daily breakfast, it’s changed over the years.

    • #75390

      Nana
      Participant

      My momma made the best ever cornbread brings me back

    • #75398

      Grecy Garcia
      Participant

      Me, my one comfort foods are taho and binatog. Binatog is corn with grated coconut meat, while taho is made up of tofu with sweet syrup.

    • #75446

      blueberry
      Participant

      I always love stew for a comfort food. It always makes me feel home!

    • #75465

      MissyWeng
      Participant

      Century eggs with tomato would be the best for me.

      • #75596

        Kyla Matton Osborne
        Participant

        Interesting! I don’t think I’ve ever found anyone who likes century eggs before. Most of what we read about them is that they’re – um, an acquired taste πŸ˜›

    • #75501

      Andria Perry
      Participant

      From momma, Fried chicken.

      For pampering – Cheesecake, lemon pie and key lime pie.

      I remember from my past, say in my twenties I used to use pasta as a comfort food and I gained wright and come down with diabetes.

      • #75597

        Kyla Matton Osborne
        Participant

        Mmm, fried chicken! I love cheesecake too, but i’m very picky about how it’s made.

    • #75642

      Grecy Garcia
      Participant

      One of my additional comfort right now is Pancakes. I love pancakes.I even put powdered milk with sugar in it and I love it. i really loving pancakes because that is the only food I can eat right now and even remember my childhood.

      • #75743

        Kyla Matton Osborne
        Participant

        I can understand this one! Pancakes were also a comfort food for me, at one point. I used to also make Johnny cakes (corn meal pancakes) because they reminded me of two special friends who were very close to me when I was in college πŸ™‚

    • #75749

      shaloowalia
      Participant

      aloo paranthas with butter and pickle

    • #78003

      monsterjar03
      Participant

      Chicken macaroni soup.

      • #78090

        Kyla Matton Osborne
        Participant

        I love chicken soup with noodles in it! My favourites are bow ties πŸ™‚

    • #78534

      rextrulove
      Moderator

      Homemade ice cream is another of mine.

      • #79062

        Kyla Matton Osborne
        Participant

        What flavour, Rex? I think I’d go for strawberry, if the berries were in season.

      • #79067

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        @ruby3881, huckleberry or coffee. I had some that was blackberry and banana, though, that was excellent.

      • #79070

        Kyla Matton Osborne
        Participant

        Oh, I love coffee ice cream! I’ve made my own coffee flavoured yogurt, but I must confess I’ve never had homemade coffee ice cream….

    • #78702

      LuckyStar
      Participant

      My mother’s fish in tamarind soup.

      • #79064

        Kyla Matton Osborne
        Participant

        Fish soup is not common here. Except for clam chowder, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten any kind of fish soup….

    • #76177

      Kyla Matton Osborne
      Participant

      For me it would be Earl Grey tea πŸ˜€

    • #76247

      Kyla Matton Osborne
      Participant

      Me too, Sandy! But yes, as we get older it gets harder to do!

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