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post #1 of 29
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grilled cheese and french fries....and did i mention ketchup?:cool:
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post #2 of 29
Steak subs with french fries...and did I mention lots of Ketchup!:D
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post #3 of 29
Tuna Casserole, but only if Mom makes it!
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post #4 of 29
I've got a million of them, but I've been feeling nostalgic recently so here are some of my favorite foods from childhood

Dad's fried chicken (done in cast iron, fried with a mixture of shortening and bacon fat

Campbell's tomato soup with popcorn

Mashed Potato with anything

Homemade Ice Cream (Mom's really wasn't very good, but it was the whole process, etc.)

Dream Sandwiches (grilled cheese and bacon dipped in French toast batter, grilled and served with maple syrup)

A big pot of Dad's chili (more soup-like than most people's)
post #5 of 29
Creamed Chicken over Toast.... my mom made the best! Okay, so it was the frozen, boil-in-bag stuff, but it was mmmm, mmmm good.
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post #6 of 29
Greg, I think you might just be my clone.
post #7 of 29
Warm apple or blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream.


Hot chocolate with home made marshmallow.


Onion soup gratinée.


Cereal.
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post #8 of 29
It's not tuna casserole for me, but something slightly different- tuna salad. Oh, yummy. And, this is going to sound strange, but the other thing is- ramen. :)
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post #9 of 29
Other than the maple syrup (for me) that sounds really good!!!
Mom used to make grilled cheese with mayo and a tomato. That was good too :lips:
And my fathers one time attempt at Boston Baked Beans that to this day I can still taste. I hope one day to recreate them just like that.:lips: :lips: :lips:
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post #10 of 29
Bread soaked in Olive oil with grandpa's goat cheese with a slice of tomato and some oregano.

Barbecued sardines with fresh tomato salad ( for summer)

Ice cream on daily basis. Caramel flavour or vanilla flavour
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"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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post #11 of 29
Extremely refined white french flour bagette covered in butter (dairy and refined flour - so good for me!!)
My Mother's roast chicken with celery, onion carrot, and roast potatoes
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post #12 of 29
Tuna Casserole , now there is comfort . Fresh baked bread , beef
stew , chili , alas I am revieling my love of good old fashioned food. Now for dessert , as has allready been said homemade ice cream rules , and apple pie . Darn now Im hungry again.
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post #13 of 29
For all of you who love Mom's Tuna Casserole-what did she top it with? My mom used crushed up potato chips (still my favorite way).
post #14 of 29
My mom also used crushed potato chips for the tuna casserole topping, and she also would cut up some Velveeta cheese cubes and stir them in so as you were eating, every few bites you would come across this melted, creamy spot of Velveeta!

May I ask, why do most men not like tuna casserole? Neither my hubby or my 3sons will touch the stuff. I love it though.
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post #15 of 29
Maybe cause I am really cold right now, I'm looking for something warm and inviting, and something of childhood:

Gkuay Dtiow Reua (Stewed Beef Rice Noodles – "Boat Noodles") - wide rice noodles in a hot beef shank broth infused with star anise, lemon grass, galanga, kaffir lime leaves, cilantro roots, garlic, and peppercorns.

Kao Niow Mamuang (Coconut Flavored White Sticky Rice with Mangoes) - warm sticky rice and ripe, sweet mangoes. Drool.

Aaargh, now I have images of steaming Gkuay Dtiow Reua ingrained in my mind! I hope that you guys are happy! This forum can really mess with you! I'm going to need a fix bad! Aiya!
post #16 of 29

Its relaxing because I don't have to cook!

Cheese Fondue. A long slow meal, lots of wine, a little bread, candlelight, dinner music. I get these really good grilled Italian vegetables- artichokes, borrentine onions, eggplant and slice them up on the side. Maybe a few cornochons. Did I mention wine?.....AND I get to sit down and enjoy it!
What a relief! To find out after all these years that I'm not crazy. I'm just culinarily divergent...
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What a relief! To find out after all these years that I'm not crazy. I'm just culinarily divergent...
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post #17 of 29
A loaded Hebrew Natinal and Dr Browns cream soda
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post #18 of 29
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i'm partial to Dr. Browns Black Cherry...never could do the Cel Ray thing!
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post #19 of 29
Please, please, please can I have the recipe???
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post #20 of 29
Rachel,

This recipe for kao niow mamuang is from Kasma Loha-unchit Clark, and appears in her book "It Rain Fishes." It is the most precise and, of course, delicious recipe of the dessert that I use.

A few notes: Use good quality coconut milk. In the US, Chaokah and Mae Ploy are the best. Of course, the best ripe, non fibrous mangoes are key. I use "Manilla" mangoes, since Thai mangoes are not available here. My wife doesn't believe me that Thai mangoes are really that good, but that's another story.

With regards to taste, I definitely recommend using pandanus leaves, if possible. It provides a subtle vanilla, floral flavor that's important in Thai desserts. Also, as Kasma notes, there should be a pronounced saltiness behind the sweetness. This is necessary to bring out the sweetness in the mangos and sticky rice.

Enjoy!
post #21 of 29
Pot Roast made out of chuck with mashed potatoes and green beans
Or roasted chicken
rice pudding...I left it at Momoreg's house....don't send it I'll make some here.
Yep pie and ice cream....apple, berry, cream....doesnot matter all good.

Or meatloaf samdwich on white bread with hellmans and loads of the crusty tomato sauce too.
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post #22 of 29

Comfort foods......

To me the best comfort foods are...

a. Pastitsio with lamb and a bechamel topping..all nice and browned on top.

b. Garlic-mashed potatoes (yukon gold that is)

c. Four-cheese rigatoni casserole just oozing with goodness...oh and did I mention fontina...yeah baby!!

d. Pasta - Pasta - Pasta...oh and more pasta!!

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post #23 of 29
Comfort for the sweet tooth:

tapiocca pudding with coconut milk, ginger and vanilla...
post #24 of 29
Shroom, you read my mind...I was actually thinking of sending it to you!!:D
post #25 of 29

Osso Bucco

My idea of comfort food is anything that takes forever to cook and makes the house smell sooooo inviting and.......well......comfortable.

Pot roast is good. Espicially when the weather is cold ( I live in Vermont) and we have a fire in my fireplace. But I'm a Chef so my idea of comfort food is anything braised.....short ribs, pot roast, or osso bucco!!! Over spaetzle, rissotto, or polenta....even mashe pot!! ALL GOOD!!!!!
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post #26 of 29

What!!!!!!!!!!!!!

REALLY PEOPLE!! no one's said mac and cheese yet?!?!... i can't believe it
so ya mac and cheese. anything braised also
o and grits with looooooootsa buta and cheese :)
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post #27 of 29
Well, had I gotten around to reading this thread earlier, I could have been the first to say mac and cheese. One of my all time favorite meals is some grilled chicken with tangy Q sauce and mac and cheese on the side.

Also a big pile of pasta just topped with butter, garlic and lots of parm. ( basically just another version of mac and cheese! )

A good country fried steak smothered in gravy.

One of my earliest childhood food memories is the chicken wings my mom used to make. She'd bake up big sheets of wings that were dabbed with sour cream and sprinkled with some green herbs and such. She died when I was 10, so I never got to ask her for the recipe, and my dad wasn't any help. I've tried over the years to make some in a similar style, haven't quite gotten the hang of it. Still good eats, but they never have the right non-culinary ingredients, so to speak.

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post #28 of 29
Cock a leekie soup

or

Haggis, tatties and neeps
post #29 of 29
So many foods are Comfort Food for me. However, I don't see mac & cheese as comfort food - we never had that at home when I was growing up. Good salads with lots of vegetables is a comfort food, porridge is a comfort breakfast, scrambled eggs with cheese and chile peppers and home fried potatoes (yum!), a big piece of moist chocolate cake or coconut cake, lemony pastries, pasta in many guises (teamfat's description sounds wonderful, great simply prepared fish, really good fried chicken, certain hot dogs on a big toasted sourdough roll with lots of sauerkraut and deli-style mustard, a NYC-style corned beef and pastrami sandwich, piled high, thick, rich vegetable soups, chicken soup, great Texas, KC, and Memphis style barbeque (the slow smoked kind, not the ersatz grilled stuff) ....

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