And for the gullet! Sometimes we take for granted food that makes us feel good, the Comfort Foods™ from our childhood. I have to admit, eating certain foods does give me a serenity that has nothing to do with a happy tummy. The truth is, they bring back nice memories, and that makes me enjoy them more. Like drinking coffee in the afternoon. I remember my grandmother laying out the china (we each had our own pattern), slicing the bread, the cheese, and putting out the jars of jam and butter, and making us feel like grown-ups for partaking at a very young age. She even taught us to put our pinkies out! She was a stickler for manners, and that has saved my derriere on occasion.
So here are some of my favorites. Don’t judge me.
#5– Beef Stew
I don’t care if we are having a 113* Fahrenheit heat wave here. I will make beef stew in the summer, and eat it while it’s still bubbly hot. And yes, I make mine with dry red wine, and serve it with crusty bread.
#4– Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Chicken and broccoli, covered in a thick cream with onions and topped with cheddar cheese. That sound you heard was my arteries cringing.
My sister is a great cook, but even she admits my meatloaf is way better than hers. When your brother-in-law asks for it for his birthday, you know it’s good!
#2– Grilled Cheese
One word: ZOMG!! Who doesn’t get comfort out of eating such gooey goodness??
And last, but not least:
#1– Anything with Bacon
Tell me I’m wrong.
I’m sure y’all have your favorites, too. And I’m sure my #1 is a favorite with all 😉
And a hat tip to my friend, Blutarskyy, for the inspiration!
June 18th, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Wow, a list of comfort foods with no ice cream? I’m shocked! Shocked, I say!
June 18th, 2012 at 11:59 AM
I didn’t do desserts because that would have taken twenty pages 😀
June 18th, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Although your number 2 is correct, its only half so. You need tomato soup along side. 🙂
June 18th, 2012 at 12:08 PM
HA!! Good point!!
June 18th, 2012 at 12:12 PM
What happened to Copious Gasser?
June 18th, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Not sure, but I do recall he took down his original blog due to work. Perhaps he suspended it for now.
June 18th, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Boiled Peanuts !!!
June 18th, 2012 at 12:31 PM
I’ll pass… 😉
June 18th, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Also known as Pinders. And what’s wrong with Boiled Peanuts? I thought those were a staple.
June 18th, 2012 at 12:38 PM
They are over where you’re at, but not over where I’m at 🙂
June 18th, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Really? No peanuts over there in Texas? I figgered y’all have some big ol’ peanuts, since everything is bigger in Texas.
June 18th, 2012 at 12:46 PM
June 18th, 2012 at 2:52 PM
Mac and cheese. Preferably with a hot dog cut up in it.
June 18th, 2012 at 4:06 PM
Or Kielbasa, or maybe chorizo… oh, that sounds awesome now.
June 18th, 2012 at 3:21 PM
Mac and cheese, Grilled Cheese sammaches, (with the tomato soup of course), and one of my personal favorites (made by hand every batch is just a bit different from the last) Beans and weenies!
June 18th, 2012 at 4:07 PM
I never did get into the beans and franks dish, but mac and cheese for sure 🙂
June 18th, 2012 at 3:50 PM
BACON CHEEBURGER MEATLOAF
Bless you srxy zombie killing lady!
June 18th, 2012 at 4:08 PM
Bacon cheeseburger meatloaf?? ZOMG, that sounds epic!!
June 18th, 2012 at 8:30 PM
like you my machete swinging amazon ,mom!
June 18th, 2012 at 6:40 PM
I love my comfort food! Now I can’t eat stew in summer but love it in cold weather. Of course bacon anytime with anything or by itself! One of my favorite meals is meatloaf, fresh black-eyed peas with lots of snaps, fresh summer squash steamed with butter and jalapeños, fried okra, sliced fresh cantaloupe, sliced fresh tomatoes and onions and apricot cobbler for desert!
June 18th, 2012 at 8:24 PM
Y’all will notice I skipped desserts 😉
June 18th, 2012 at 7:54 PM
+1 on the meatloaf. And I daresay I can make a pretty good one, too.
Spaghetti in just about any form or incarnation makes my list. A pot of savory chili and cornbread does too.
June 18th, 2012 at 8:24 PM
Mmm…chili…. there’s a great one 🙂
June 19th, 2012 at 4:27 AM
* A big bowl of noodle soup, pref with huge prawns and lots of veg…
* My mum’s lamb stew and dumplings (with extra dumplings)
* Roast beef and yorkshire puddings
* Thai green curry
* A good old English Breakfast with BACON (and also I discovered recently that haggis makes a delighful addition to this meal… if you don’t think about what’s really in it)! 😀 xx
June 19th, 2012 at 8:57 AM
Hubby tried Haggis and actually found it to his liking. I don’t think I’m that brave.
Roast beef is definitely in the top ten for me, too 🙂
June 19th, 2012 at 4:35 AM
Number 23 – Chicken with Cavatelli.
For me, that is the best MRE ever.
First favorite used to be Number 18 – Turkey with Potatoes . . . but they replaced it with a damn vegetarian burrito . . .
And they KEEP Number 22 – jambalaya, the MOST disgusting Murray entree EVER . . . vintage K Rations from 1944 are better. NOBODY likes it, NOBODY eats 22 unless it is for the purposes corrective training.
NOBODY wants it, yet 22 will NEVER DIE.
If you get lucky, you hand it off to an EPW, after taking the desserts! The look on their face when they take the first mouthful . . . we were laughing for days.
Someone please tell me how many hippie-vegetarian-mexican-cajuns there are in the US Army that they so many frakkin’ entrees just for them?!
John Wayne would be knocking heads together over this and punch that pretentious “most interesting man in the world” right in the jaw . . . I admit, I do not know what he has to do with it . . . just on princible . . .
Turkey with Potatoes was great . . . frakkin’ hippie vegetarians . . . because of them, most Murrays really are Masticatables Rejected by Ethiopians . . .
Want to set them on fire . . .
But the smell of burning hippie . . .? My nose is not that brave . . . and it has smelled a LOT of unpleasantness . . .
Sorry, I get upset when I think about my comfort food being taken away . . . Ms.Aggie, can you recommend a really good hickory-smoked beef jerky? They only have that jack links and oberto crap around here since Pemmican went out of business . . .
June 19th, 2012 at 9:07 AM
I’m no fan of Cajun food. I think it tastes like dirt.
The John Wayne line was priceless, though!
As to the beef jerky, all I can say is, make your own? The only one I like we actually get at the gun shows. My BIL makes some with a dehydrator and his own mix of whatever voodoo he prefers 😉
June 19th, 2012 at 9:37 AM
Put a slice of tomato and some bacon in the grilled cheese- add tomato soup- ahhhh!
A favorite at our house (when Buttercup still ate meat) meatloaf, mashed potatoes, applesauce and peas.
We all are very happy with a big pan of cheese lasagne!
June 19th, 2012 at 1:34 PM
Chicken n’ Dumplins and Biscuits n’ Gravy
June 19th, 2012 at 1:49 PM
Oh, definitely!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
June 20th, 2012 at 10:29 PM
June 21st, 2012 at 1:24 PM
I sent Lobo a message as to Rotties in the states he will be in, Azy. I’m trying to find more.