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Old July 26, 2015   #1
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Default Comfort Food...

Let's hear about some of your "comfort foods" that you and the family enjoy...
Ours is homemade chicken and dumplings... it can be blistering hot outside and a pot of chicken and dumplings will still be no.#1 at this house.
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Old July 26, 2015   #2
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Before I run off to the store to get fixings for a hamburger.
I have discovered that there are four definitions of comfort food.
Nostalgic.
Indulgence.
Convenience.
Physical.
Mine would fall under nostalgic.
I would guess I dont eat anything but comfort food.
What else is there, Foo Foo food.

The list would be great for me but I will try.
Chicken fried steak.
Fried chicken.
Soups chowders and stews of all types.
Hamburgers.
Spaghetti and meat balls.
Fried catfish etc.
To me the food I suspect to be in on the Convenience list, (Fast Food?) would be defined as garbage.

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Old July 26, 2015   #3
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Grandma used to make a fine bologna salad when I was a kid.

My indulgence food is pimento cheese spread. I had it last week with a fresh jalapeno chopped up in it. Hot peppers and cheese balance each other out very well.
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Old July 26, 2015   #4
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Let's hear about some of your "comfort foods" that you and the family enjoy...
Ours is homemade chicken and dumplings... it can be blistering hot outside and a pot of chicken and dumplings will still be no.#1 at this house.
Along the same lines of enjoying comfort food in the heat, one of my "comfort foods" (being 100% Bohemian Czech) is Chicken in Sour Cream Dill Sauce with Czech bread dumplings. When the garden dill was bountiful in mid-summer, this often graced our family table growing up, & it's been comfort food for me well into adulthood.
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Number one on my list would be a crusty loaf of bread while it's still warm, hold the butter.
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Another purely nostalgic comfort food I enjoy from time to time - as horrible as it sounds - is commercial fish sticks with tartar sauce & commercial macaroni & cheese on the side. Sometimes I do buckle under & make my own homemade & healthier "fish sticks" using fresh Cod, & these days I also add fresh broccoli florets to the mac & cheese, but other times the old childhood favorite is what I need to hit the spot.
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Beef and noodles over mashed potatoes made from real potatoes.
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Chicken fried steak WITH mashed potatoes and cream gravy.

Ham hocks with new potatoes and green beans from the garden.

Biscuits and bacon gravy. Sooo bad for you but so good.
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Old July 26, 2015   #9
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Chicken fried steak WITH mashed potatoes and cream gravy.

Ham hocks with new potatoes and green beans from the garden.

Biscuits and bacon gravy. Sooo bad for you but so good.

OMG... Anyone that knows me well knows I would try and eat a rock it if was wrapped in BACON... so please tell me about this bacon gravy...
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Tonight's dinner might fit the bill. My husband smoked baby back ribs over cherry wood most of the day and finished them with a sweet/spicy sauce. I spent most of the weekend shelling White Acre peas (a variety of field pea/southern pea). I cooked those down with bacon drippings and a bit of sugar, salt and pepper until they were creamy and perfect. I crumbled the bacon over the top. They are a pain to shell out but so good. I froze the rest for later. And we had sliced tomatoes out of the garden (Stump of the World tonight). And some small baked potatoes about the size of an egg, which is just right, IMO. I have sour cherry pie here and vanilla ice cream but I'm still too full for dessert.
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Meat Loaf

Grandpa's "Prisoner Stew" AKA Lamb stew

A great Italian Beef sandwich
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Old July 26, 2015   #12
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Tonight's dinner might fit the bill. My husband smoked baby back ribs over cherry wood most of the day and finished them with a sweet/spicy sauce. I spent most of the weekend shelling White Acre peas (a variety of field pea/southern pea). I cooked those down with bacon drippings and a bit of sugar, salt and pepper until they were creamy and perfect. I crumbled the bacon over the top. They are a pain to shell out but so good. I froze the rest for later. And we had sliced tomatoes out of the garden (Stump of the World tonight). And some small baked potatoes about the size of an egg, which is just right, IMO. I have sour cherry pie here and vanilla ice cream but I'm still too full for dessert.
That's why sometimes it's alright to have dessert first but I digress... it all sounds YUMMY!!
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I guess of all of the things I like the most is a soup my Mother made and I still do.
I like it so much my (I'm full now and it doesn't taste as good) thing doesn't kick in.
My body wont tell me to stop.

It would start with one of those huge granite kettles you use to cook tomatoes down in.
In would go either ground meat or big chunks of beef from the farm.
Next would be potatoes carrots celery garlic paprika peppers onions sweet peas corn tomatoes I mean the whole garden would go in this huge kettle.
All of the vegetables would be cut in big chunks.
Then it would just sit on the stove and slowly simmer.
She would come along every now and then and taste it and maybe add something.
I remember there would be lots of black pepper and it would settle on the bottom in a layer.

When it was served it would be so hot I would add milk to it to cool it off.
I would sit there and eat till I couldn't swallow anymore.
I liked it with celery salt and garlic powder added to it.

Of course the huge pot had to cool off so as the day went along I would go get another bowl.
I always felt like it was a sad day when it finally played out and there wasn't anymore.

I could eat it every day.
The very first thing I ever cooked on my own in my own place was this soup and I ended up feeding a whole pile of guys with it.
The wolfed it down like it was the best thing on earth, and you know what, 'it is.

If anything can bring back memories it is that huge kettle of soup.
My wife would say how on earth can you eat that every day you have made enough for an army.
You have been eating it for a week.
Comfort food indeed.
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Old July 26, 2015   #14
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Thanks Daylilydude for this thread.

Its going to help me know more about everyone's comfort food. I sure need lots of comfort food. Right now, I am making chicken pho (noodle soup dish), jus wished it was cooler today but will still enjoy!!
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chicken and dumplings
potato soup
gumbo
fried catfish with tomato relish

sawmill gravy with sausage on top of homemade buttermilk biscuits are my comfort breakfast.
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