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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Comfort Foods

    Time to make a list of comfort foods. Not sure if I can explain exactly "why" they are "comfort foods". Perhaps they are sprinkled with memories, regret, nostalgia, remorse, warmth, love, yadda. Or, they just taste and feel good on a cold winter night. My list:

    Tomato soup with noodles
    Grilled cheese sandwich
    Mac and cheese
    Hot chocolate

    What say you?

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    Irish Boiled Dinner & Goulash - Both bring back memories of my childhood
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    Pizza - I always get some everytime I'm back in Chicago

    Orange Chicken - Depends on the restaurant, but when done right, it is heavenly
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    Homemade chili
    Popcorn
    Cornbread, hot & slathered with butter
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    I don't think I have any comfort foods. I have foods I really enjoy, but I wouldn't call them comfort foods. Maybe it has to do with my mom's cooking skills. As an adult, I realize now that my mom was/isn't that good of a cook. She's not bad, but I really don't miss any of the food she used to make.
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    Meatloaf with mashed potato & green beans
    PB & J on wheat
    French Toast
    Oatmeal w/ raisins
    Blueberry Buckle (coffee cake)

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    Beef Stew
    French Onion Soup
    Tom Kha
    Tortilla Soup

    Clearly I have a thing for soups

    and
    Shepard's Pie
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    chili
    popcorn
    pepperoni pizza (stuffed crust)

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    A big ol' pot roast, potatoes, onions and carrots, slathered with salty gravy and horseradish.

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    Store bought (mainly things I can't get here or at least don't come across so often):
    • Entenman's anything
    • Tasty Kakes, especially the pies
    • Cheese Steaks! Not exactly store bought, but not made at home either. They can't get it right out here - its all about the roll, IMO.

    Mom's Cooking (no longer available):
    • Tongue! (cow tongue, that is) Mom used to make this maybe once or twice a year. Not that I come across it often, but if I do, it immediately sends me back in time
    • Chicken tetrazini
    • Senegalese soup (don't know the real name - that's just where it came from and what we called it)
    • Chicken Papaya
    Locally available comfort food:
    • Stuffed sopapilla with both red and green chile, beef and beans and fresh onions on top. Not much this won't cure...
    • Green chile stew
    • Chile Rellenos
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    Mom's Dishes (She's passed on but I still cook them)
    Fake Stroganoff
    Tomato soap made with milk and plenty of crunched up saltines with a grilled cheese sandwich

    Modern Choices:
    Ful Medames with Toasted Pita Bread
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    Anything with melted cheese - grilled cheese, mac and cheese.....
    Chocolate pudding - the kind you cook, and better if it's warm.

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    The ultimate comfort foods are what Mom would make/buy for us when we were sick:

    Soft-boiled eggs, mashed up in a mug with torn white bread, salt, pepper, and a dab of butter. I haven't had this in over a decade. I should figure out how to do it myself.
    Unsweetened applesauce

    Other comfort foods:

    mac n cheese
    mashed potatoes
    tomato soup
    RJ's french onion soup
    drop biscuits
    coffee ice cream

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    My grandma's beef/noodle/tomato/corn flake casserole
    My grandma's seafood salad and shrimp dip
    My other grandma's tuna casserole
    Spaghetti and meat sauce made by mom
    Salmon with cous-cous, feta cheese, tomatoes, and parsley
    Cream of Broccoli, New England Clam Chowder, or Cream of Potato soup and crackers
    Chili with lots of cheese and oyster crackers and a dollop of sour cream
    Pineapple casserole
    Beefs, cheeseburgers, and cheese fries from Portillo's or a handful of other local places
    Chicago-style deep dish pizza or thin crust pizza (either cheese or cheese & sausage) from Lou Malnati's
    Eggs, ham, hash browns, toast, and a large glass of orange juice
    Bagels and cream cheese
    Brownies
    Homemade chocolate chip cookies
    Banana nut bread and pumpkin bread
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    The foods my mother made so well:

    Tamales
    Enchiladas
    Beans and tortillas
    Chicken in mole sauce

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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    My grandma's beef/noodle/tomato/corn flake casserole
    My grandma's seafood salad and shrimp dip
    My other grandma's tuna casserole
    Spaghetti and meat sauce made by mom
    Salmon with cous-cous, feta cheese, tomatoes, and parsley
    Cream of Broccoli, New England Clam Chowder, or Cream of Potato soup and crackers
    Chili with lots of cheese and oyster crackers and a dollop of sour cream
    Pineapple casserole
    Beefs, cheeseburgers, and cheese fries from Portillo's or a handful of other local places
    Chicago-style deep dish pizza or thin crust pizza (either cheese or cheese & sausage) from Lou Malnati's
    Eggs, ham, hash browns, toast, and a large glass of orange juice
    Bagels and cream cheese
    Brownies
    Homemade chocolate chip cookies
    Banana nut bread and pumpkin bread
    Holy crap, you have a ton of comfort foods. And all over the map, food-wise.

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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    [/LIST]Locally available comfort food:
    • Stuffed sopapilla with both red and green chile, beef and beans and fresh onions on top. Not much this won't cure...
    • Green chile stew
    • Chile Rellenos
    LOVE green chile stew! Even my crock pot version is comforting. Good to clear up the sinuses, as well.

    Another comfort food favorite... leftover lasagna, because all the work has been done and I just have to heat it up!

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    It's been a tough day. I could sure use some feel-good grub like mom used to cook up.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    It's been a tough day. I could sure use some feel-good grub like mom used to cook up.
    You mean grubs like your mom used to cook up?

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    Strangely, given the culture I grew up it, I don't have any. The closest is chili when it's cold and chicken noodle soup when I'm sick.
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