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2011-03-27 08:09:10 PM
Comfort food doesn't have to be bad for you. But you do have to exercise it off.

Go overboard with the ice cream? Go overboard at the gym.

/Ben and Jerry's Mud Pie
 
2011-03-27 08:34:07 PM
www.ledopizza.com

My number 1, for whatever reason.
 
2011-03-27 09:39:58 PM
Ah, this is why I resemble comic book guy but feel like a million bucks
 
2011-03-27 09:40:13 PM
Ric Romero would call his own meme on this one.

/They busted a me!
 
2011-03-27 09:41:17 PM
I'd comment on this, but I have to be at the diner in 26 minutes.
 
2011-03-27 09:46:29 PM
Here's a very touching column from the Indy Star food writer about this very subject:

Dishes from the heart (new window)

Don't blame me if it gets dusty wherever you are.
 
2011-03-27 09:46:31 PM
Just finished two plates of chicken and dumplings so I'm...

comforted.
 
2011-03-27 09:46:49 PM
More like people mislabeling comfort food with "my favorite food I eat 3x portions of all the time".

When a comfort food begins to get eaten on a regular basis, it's no longer a comfort food, it's standard fare.
 
2011-03-27 09:49:29 PM
Is it really good for mental health in the long term? Doesn't it just lead to more thoughts of "God I am a worthless fatass piece of" ::wheeze:: "shiat!"
 
2011-03-27 09:49:44 PM
tidings of comfort and joy...

www.food-news.net

/when's the next plane to Belgium? in 26 minutes?
 
2011-03-27 09:49:54 PM
Chicken Fried Steak...
 
2011-03-27 09:50:55 PM

VictorOfBorge: Dishes from the heart (new window) Don't blame me if it gets dusty wherever you are.


Did his mom die of a coronary?
 
2011-03-27 09:51:19 PM
Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.
 
2011-03-27 09:54:24 PM

Mock26: Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.


Gah, good lord man, that sounds horrific
 
2011-03-27 09:54:43 PM
Homemade chicken soup, mashed potatoes and chicken gravy, pumpkin pie, pot roast....

I love cooking myself because it just feels good to make good food for the people you love.
 
2011-03-27 09:55:13 PM

Mock26: Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.


That doesn't sound very good.
And I'll eat most anything.
 
2011-03-27 09:55:49 PM

Mock26: Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.


I can hear the valves in your heart wheezing from here.

/I would slice the hotdog into quarters lengthwise myself.
 
2011-03-27 09:59:21 PM

URAPNIS: Mock26: Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.

That doesn't sound very good.
And I'll eat most anything.


Seriously. There is nothing remotely interesting about that dish.
 
2011-03-27 10:02:25 PM
Mother's Restaurant sells these across the street from my office.

www.deepfriedkudzu.com

/comforted, indeed.
 
2011-03-27 10:03:10 PM
bp3.blogger.com

The Cadillac of drunken bachelor chow. It costs three freaking dollars, but there's nothing better when you can barely see the microwave buttons.
 
2011-03-27 10:03:17 PM
Coconut oil, almonds, honey.
 
2011-03-27 10:05:02 PM
I've you've trained your body to feel good by consuming something that isn't healthy, there may be something wrong with you. Enjoy your Subway and McDonalds.
 
2011-03-27 10:07:08 PM
Food pic threads comfort me.
 
2011-03-27 10:08:05 PM

Trocadero: The Cadillac of drunken bachelor chow. It costs three freaking dollars, but there's nothing better when you can barely see the microwave buttons.


Cheddar, Swiss, Havarti, and Gouda would look better cascading down into a Nacho Cheese fountain.
 
2011-03-27 10:10:42 PM
I'm sure most new Farkers won't get this old Fark cliche (when they were called Fark cliches and not memes):

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2011-03-27 10:11:13 PM

strathmeyer: I've you've trained your body to feel good by consuming something that isn't healthy, there may be something wrong with you. Enjoy your Subway and McDonalds.


and...apparently...your lalt miquor
 
2011-03-27 10:12:58 PM
While slightly appropriate, this is not meant for this thread...
 
2011-03-27 10:15:06 PM
I was really feeling down one day. I made myself a square, half pound burger with two grilled cheese sandwiches as a roll. Each grilled cheese sandwich contained two slices of cheddar and three slices of slab (very thick) bacon. Suddenly all my problems seemed to drift away an the back of a rainbow shiatting unicorn.

For the record, I'm just short of 6'4", about 205lbs and normally don't eat like this. It's also probably not much worse than a fast food lunch.

/Wife saw it and immediately wanted one. I had picked up a pound of sirloin figuring she'd want a burger so I avoided having to share.
//Lasted her three meals
///Bacon is home cured by a friends dad. I keep helping them with computer stuff and keep getting some of the best bacon/loin/chops on planet earth.
 
2011-03-27 10:15:10 PM
and they call this new....
No, I will not finish that statement...
 
2011-03-27 10:18:05 PM
Just fixed the wife my Cajun Blackened Boneless Chicken Thighs on a Ciabatta With Pesto and Mozzarella.

/Now we gonna get comfortable
 
2011-03-27 10:18:24 PM

zulius: and they call this new....
No, I will not finish that statement...


You know you want to. It's like seeing this ( but not the end of it...
 
2011-03-27 10:19:09 PM
My comfort food is curry. After my first real heartbreak, it was all I could eat when I couldn't eat anything else.

/To make me feel better, my mom bought me 5 flavors of ice cream.
// I ate none of it.
 
2011-03-27 10:19:48 PM

strathmeyer: I've you've trained your body to feel good by consuming something that isn't healthy, there may be something wrong with you. Enjoy your Subway and McDonalds.


Really? You are putting Subway in the same category as McDonalds? Also, you have the "training" completely backwards. We are biologically inclined to eat a high-fat, high-protein diet. Only after prolonged exposure to what you'd categorize as healthy food do people develop a preference for it.
 
2011-03-27 10:20:19 PM
If you want to be built for comfort and not speed, well, there you go.

/Hello Willie Dixon
 
2011-03-27 10:24:45 PM
I've always thought of comfort food as starchy and fatty (eg mac n cheese, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, fried chicken, pizza w/ extra cheese, etc). I think it's "comforting" because it's a big relief for your body to go from low sugar levels and burning fat to burning no fat and having readily available sugars.
 
2011-03-27 10:25:18 PM
Nobody take my deep fried candy bars away
 
2011-03-27 10:26:19 PM

FishyFred: URAPNIS: Mock26: Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.

That doesn't sound very good.
And I'll eat most anything.

Seriously. There is nothing remotely interesting about that dish.


What is not to love about hot dogs and tater tots?
 
2011-03-27 10:26:44 PM
Psychologists say: Getting funding for anything is easier than it sounds.
 
2011-03-27 10:27:01 PM
My mother makes a macaroni and cheese casserole with cream of mushroom soup, pimentos, and a dash of mustard. I think that's all.
Either way, no matter how hard I tried, it was just never as good.

Oh, and an artichoke heart salad with rice, artichoke hearts, capers, tomatoes, and scallions.
Sauce was made of heated butter, mayo, and lemon juice.
Absolute heaven. Especially with a steak.
 
2011-03-27 10:27:29 PM

Trocadero: The Cadillac of drunken bachelor chow. It costs three freaking dollars, but there's nothing better when you can barely see the microwave buttons.


I love that sh*t!

Bonzo_1116: Mock26: Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.

I can hear the valves in your heart wheezing from here.

/I would slice the hotdog into quarters lengthwise myself.


That sounds nasty. No chili or cheese?
Let's hope Mock26 has a smart phone so he can update us from ER when he is there due to hypertension and stroke.
 
2011-03-27 10:31:31 PM

vicejay: Mother's Restaurant sells these across the street from my office.



/comforted, indeed.


Seconded.

Yum, I prefer the Ferdi - with the ham.

/Po Boy
 
2011-03-27 10:32:25 PM

Mock26: FishyFred: URAPNIS: Mock26: Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.

That doesn't sound very good.
And I'll eat most anything.

Seriously. There is nothing remotely interesting about that dish.

What is not to love about hot dogs and tater tots?


Nothing is wrong with hot dogs and tater tots, at all. A coney and tots is a favorite at Sonic.
It's just that when one mixes the two....it just seems yucky. I could very well be wrong, mind you.
 
2011-03-27 10:33:47 PM
Comfort food doesn't have to be unhealthy. You just need to be a decent cook and most everything will taste great.
 
2011-03-27 10:35:14 PM

hollowmoon: Homemade chicken soup, mashed potatoes and chicken gravy, pumpkin pie, pot roast....

I love cooking myself because it just feels good to make good food for the people you love.


You cook yourself? How do you taste?
 
2011-03-27 10:42:33 PM
Tomato soup and grilled cheese sammich.
 
2011-03-27 10:43:27 PM
Food porn thread!

Won't let me embed :(

Jalapeno havarti stuffed lean beef with portabello cap, fixings.

/sweet n spicy homemade ketchup, haters.
 
2011-03-27 10:44:28 PM

URAPNIS: Mock26: FishyFred: URAPNIS: Mock26: Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.

That doesn't sound very good.
And I'll eat most anything.

Seriously. There is nothing remotely interesting about that dish.

What is not to love about hot dogs and tater tots?

Nothing is wrong with hot dogs and tater tots, at all. A coney and tots is a favorite at Sonic.
It's just that when one mixes the two....it just seems yucky. I could very well be wrong, mind you.


This one time...at the packing house...we wanted to see how much crud we could throw into the 'hot dog' cart before anyone noticed.

protip: manure looks like meat when it is died red.
 
2011-03-27 10:48:33 PM

CreepyBasementGuy: URAPNIS: Mock26: FishyFred: URAPNIS: Mock26: Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.

That doesn't sound very good.
And I'll eat most anything.

Seriously. There is nothing remotely interesting about that dish.

What is not to love about hot dogs and tater tots?

Nothing is wrong with hot dogs and tater tots, at all. A coney and tots is a favorite at Sonic.
It's just that when one mixes the two....it just seems yucky. I could very well be wrong, mind you.

This one time...at the packing house...we wanted to see how much crud we could throw into the 'hot dog' cart before anyone noticed.

protip: manure looks like meat when it is died red.


i21.photobucket.com

Very bad man!
 
2011-03-27 10:53:25 PM

Mock26: What is not to love about hot dogs and tater tots?


Other than being fat, nothing.
 
2011-03-27 10:55:28 PM

Mock26: Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.


That sounds disgusting. Fry the tater tots at least. And throw some chili, cheese and hot sauce on those hot dogs.
 
2011-03-27 11:02:51 PM
Boiled locust surprise and dead dog souffle. Or poutine.
 
2011-03-27 11:03:04 PM
Why have hot dogs and tator tots when you can just have more hot dogs?

/chili dogs
//chili cheese dogs
///with jalapeno peppers
 
2011-03-27 11:06:31 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why have hot dogs and tator tots when you can just have more hot dogs?

/chili dogs
//chili cheese dogs
///with jalapeno peppers


Because CreepyBasementGuy flings poo into the hot dog cart.
 
2011-03-27 11:07:32 PM
I think this theory was eloquently summed up by Dr. Jamaican Stereotype in Liberty City with the phrase "bad for the heart, good for the soul".
 
2011-03-27 11:08:36 PM

URAPNIS: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why have hot dogs and tator tots when you can just have more hot dogs?

/chili dogs
//chili cheese dogs
///with jalapeno peppers

Because CreepyBasementGuy flings poo into the hot dog cart.


Oh come on, that's probably the healthiest thing on those farkers
 
2011-03-27 11:08:45 PM
food is fine, but i find comfort in thinking sex thoughts involving Rachael Ray, Giada DeLaurentis, and doing really improper things with Martha Stewart. As Bruno the Cabbie once quipped: "the heavier the armor, the hotter the dame". Bruno!

Mock26: for God's sake life is too short. used cookbooks are cheap and there is a whole world of Awesome noms awaiting you.
 
2011-03-27 11:11:13 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: URAPNIS: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why have hot dogs and tator tots when you can just have more hot dogs?

/chili dogs
//chili cheese dogs
///with jalapeno peppers

Because CreepyBasementGuy flings poo into the hot dog cart.

Oh come on, that's probably the healthiest thing on those farkers


Touche
 
2011-03-27 11:12:39 PM

URAPNIS: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why have hot dogs and tator tots when you can just have more hot dogs?

/chili dogs
//chili cheese dogs
///with jalapeno peppers

Because CreepyBasementGuy flings poo into the hot dog cart.


I heard this on FARK: The secret to pollution is dilution.

There is an allowable amount of feces in all food products. That's why I only drink BEER.
 
2011-03-27 11:13:12 PM
Velveeta mac and cheese + the stuff you put in tacos + baked together = yes, I do sound fat.
 
2011-03-27 11:17:36 PM

UschiKate: Velveeta mac and cheese + the stuff you put in tacos + baked together = yes, I do sound fat.


The 'stuff you put in tacos'...please clarify.
 
2011-03-27 11:20:54 PM

bmihura: Mock26: What is not to love about hot dogs and tater tots?

Other than being fat, nothing.


The key to comfort food is to eat it sparingly. As for my hot dog mash, well, I only eat it once or twice a year.
 
2011-03-27 11:21:06 PM

CygnusDarius: While slightly appropriate, this is not meant for this thread...


It's always appropriate to give someone a Hot Cocoa Sampler Box.

Why, I got one instead of a Christmas bonus...
 
2011-03-27 11:22:10 PM

CreepyBasementGuy: UschiKate: Velveeta mac and cheese + the stuff you put in tacos + baked together = yes, I do sound fat.

The 'stuff you put in tacos'...please clarify.


cooked and seasoned ground beef, salsa, taco sauce, sour cream, cheese, pico, and topped with crumbled taco shells
 
2011-03-27 11:24:57 PM

UschiKate: CreepyBasementGuy: UschiKate: Velveeta mac and cheese + the stuff you put in tacos + baked together = yes, I do sound fat.

The 'stuff you put in tacos'...please clarify.

cooked and seasoned ground beef, salsa, taco sauce, sour cream, cheese, pico, and topped with crumbled taco shells


LOL. Okay I went all lowbrow and thought...well have a nice night!
 
2011-03-27 11:27:09 PM

KrispyKritter:
Mock26: for God's sake life is too short. used cookbooks are cheap and there is a whole world of Awesome noms awaiting you.


I have a stack of cookbooks that is probably as tall as myself and I use them all the time. My favorites are Red Hot! A Cook's Encyclopedia of Fire and Spice and France The Beautiful Cookbook. I also have a homemade cookbook that is made up of hundreds of recipes that have been handed down through my family for generations and collected from friends of the family. Sometimes, though, I want some no-brainer comfort food that I can toss in the oven and eat 20 minutes later.
 
2011-03-27 11:27:17 PM

CreepyBasementGuy: UschiKate: CreepyBasementGuy: UschiKate: Velveeta mac and cheese + the stuff you put in tacos + baked together = yes, I do sound fat.

The 'stuff you put in tacos'...please clarify.

cooked and seasoned ground beef, salsa, taco sauce, sour cream, cheese, pico, and topped with crumbled taco shells

LOL. Okay I went all lowbrow and thought...well have a nice night!


The sourest of creams
 
2011-03-27 11:30:48 PM
I second Curry as comfort food. At the store here, I can get a can of green or red curry for between 2 and 3 bucks, a can of mock duck for like a buck fifty, and a 5lb bag of thai rice for around 4 bucks. So, less than $9, and two-three dishes of awesome curry... oh wait, gotta buy some broccoli... ooo.. and maybe some eggs. Oh, and Bell pepper!

I have this same problem with Mac and Cheese. I end up always adding all kinds of good stuff.

However, the classic comfort food for me: Mac and Cheese with a little ketchup :)
 
2011-03-27 11:32:58 PM
I'm enjoying some Cold Stone at the moment, getting a kick.
 
2011-03-27 11:37:12 PM
I prefer 100 proof when I have something I need to try and erase from my mind, but whatever works for you.

I don't think they will be able to use my liver when I am gone.
 
2011-03-27 11:44:21 PM
coolpapaesreviews.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-03-27 11:45:53 PM

URAPNIS: My mother makes a macaroni and cheese casserole with cream of mushroom soup, pimentos, and a dash of mustard. I think that's all.
Either way, no matter how hard I tried, it was just never as good.


Adding macaroni & cheese to your ingredients might help. ;)
 
2011-03-27 11:47:02 PM
Do beef jerky and an ice cold glass of Coke count as comfort food?

Otherwise, I have to go with a Double Whataburger with Cheese and Jalapeno, tub of Fries, tub of Coke.
 
2011-03-27 11:47:38 PM
I just had 3 gin and tonics and a grilled ham and cheese so I'm feeling just fine actually. I don't even care that my boobs are starting to sag.
 
2011-03-27 11:49:33 PM
The lower the saggin' the louder the gaggin'
 
2011-03-27 11:50:52 PM

URAPNIS: My mother makes a macaroni and cheese casserole with cream of mushroom soup, pimentos, and a dash of mustard. I think that's all.
Either way, no matter how hard I tried, it was just never as good.

Oh, and an artichoke heart salad with rice, artichoke hearts, capers, tomatoes, and scallions.
Sauce was made of heated butter, mayo, and lemon juice.
Absolute heaven. Especially with a steak.


My mother made a chicken enchilada casserole. Torn up tortillas, shredded cheese, chopped onions, can of mild green chilies, shredded chicken thigh meat, and cream of chicken soup I think. I could eat an entire casserole myself when I needed comfort food. The sodium and the crusty cheese on top were delish.
 
2011-03-27 11:58:56 PM

FishyFred: URAPNIS: Mock26: Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.

That doesn't sound very good.
And I'll eat most anything.

Seriously. There is nothing remotely interesting about that dish.


I would eat this only because I had convinced myself I deserved it. A punishment for being me. Bring it on, because I hate myself.
 
2011-03-27 11:59:28 PM
KrispyKritter, this (new window) is for you. Everyone else, I'm sorry.

Um, (probably nsfw) consolation prize?

Hmm, wait, this was a food-related thread. ... OOps.
 
2011-03-28 12:06:09 AM
I just wanna put meat in tacos. Is that wrong? Should I have not done that?

Or maybe you are vegan and would like a cucumber in you taco?

/uh....?
 
2011-03-28 12:07:20 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is it really good for mental health in the long term? Doesn't it just lead to more thoughts of "God I am a worthless fatass piece of" ::wheeze:: "shiat!"


If you need that much comforting, you've got more issues than needing "comfort food."
 
2011-03-28 12:08:46 AM

CreepyBasementGuy: I just wanna put meat in tacos. Is that wrong? Should I have not done that?

Or maybe you are vegan and would like a cucumber in you taco?

/uh....?


I wanna lick up the sour cream as it oozes out of a taco
 
2011-03-28 12:08:59 AM
My comfort food has always been a baked potato with cheese and bacon or mashed potatoes. Short list, but that's what mom would make when I wasn't feeling good. Still works many years later :)
 
2011-03-28 12:09:55 AM

Gyrfalcon: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is it really good for mental health in the long term? Doesn't it just lead to more thoughts of "God I am a worthless fatass piece of" ::wheeze:: "shiat!"

If you need that much comforting, you've got more issues than needing "comfort food."




www.bbc.co.uk

The sandwich hasn't been built that could take the job on...
 
2011-03-28 12:12:56 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: CreepyBasementGuy: I just wanna put meat in tacos. Is that wrong? Should I have not done that?

Or maybe you are vegan and would like a cucumber in you taco?

/uh....?

I wanna lick up the sour cream as it oozes out of a taco


Just wondering...Are you from Japan?
 
2011-03-28 12:13:52 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: The sandwich hasn't been built that could take the job on...


WOOF WOOF!
 
2011-03-28 12:25:54 AM
subby sounds comfortable, fat
 
2011-03-28 12:27:44 AM

Mock26: bmihura: Mock26: What is not to love about hot dogs and tater tots?

Other than being fat, nothing.

The key to comfort food is to eat it sparingly. As for my hot dog mash, well, I only eat it once or twice a year.


You got it. ;)
 
2011-03-28 12:30:15 AM
I heart this thread. My favorite comfort food is



farm4.static.flickr.com
French Dip and Fries. Very few restaurants can screw this up.

Hells to the yes.
 
2011-03-28 12:41:03 AM
Savory sea scallops in heavy cream sauce over the hair of angels.

in the pan
i846.photobucket.com

on the plate
i846.photobucket.com

in my belleh
[photo redacted because that was last night and I have since pooped.]
 
2011-03-28 12:41:08 AM
Properly marinated and BBQd flap steak, then shred and mix into omelette with generous amount of your choice cheese. Scramble the eggs instead and heat up a tortilla for some delicious breakfast burritos, serve with Tapatio (finely diced or shredded potato and bacon bits are good additions), and a dessert bowl of Nilla Wafer pudding.


*Homer drool*
 
2011-03-28 12:41:55 AM
as opposed to land scallops, natch. those are totally chewy.
 
2011-03-28 12:42:42 AM
My friend's research made fark! Go Buffalo.

/But what about my research?
//Anyone care about intracranial aneurysms. We also research that in Buffalo.
 
2011-03-28 12:44:18 AM
So then...it's OK for me to stuff my face with every tasty food item I come across every time I go through a heavy, wrist slitting period of low self esteem because I'm not satisfied with my body/feel unattractive/not skinny enough? Even fast food?

Oh wow, thanks doc. I guess that means I can quit the gym as a way of making myself feel healthier and better about myself! You're the best!
 
2011-03-28 12:44:43 AM
My comfort food, which I really do have only occasionally, is oriental-flavored ramen, which I cook after cooking some chopped onions in the pan, and then add two eggs to, so they poach during the three minutes of cooking.

But there's a new soup bowl thing (new window) offered around here, that has much less sodium and fat, so I'll probably just poach the eggs in that next time so I don't have ramen guilt.
 
2011-03-28 12:44:47 AM

madmaxxam: My friend's research made fark! Go Buffalo.

/But what about my research?
//Anyone care about intracranial aneurysms. We also research that in Buffalo.


Actually, I would totally sign up for that newsletter.
Can I give those to people with my mind?

/comic book idea, now patented and trademarked and sarcyrighted.
 
2011-03-28 12:48:40 AM

Sarcastica75: madmaxxam: My friend's research made fark! Go Buffalo.

/But what about my research?
//Anyone care about intracranial aneurysms. We also research that in Buffalo.

Actually, I would totally sign up for that newsletter.
Can I give those to people with my mind?

/comic book idea, now patented and trademarked and sarcyrighted.


Actually, you can. However, it would be unethical for me to let you know how. Suffice it to say Gaddafi has a ticking time bomb waiting to burst!
 
2011-03-28 12:49:53 AM
What exactly makes a comfort food though? Just being something familiar? If you were a vegan, would an arugula salad be a comfort food? Or would it be soy mac-n-cheese? Is it just friend chicken and other greasy fare to suburban and rural Americans?

What's a comfort food for Lebanese (Falafel?), Swedes (Herring?), or Chinese People (Bao?) If you are in a place with famine, I'd imagine any food is comfort food.

My guess is: Anything fattening, salty or sweet?
 
2011-03-28 01:04:04 AM

madmaxxam: Sarcastica75: madmaxxam: My friend's research made fark! Go Buffalo.

/But what about my research?
//Anyone care about intracranial aneurysms. We also research that in Buffalo.

Actually, I would totally sign up for that newsletter.
Can I give those to people with my mind?

/comic book idea, now patented and trademarked and sarcyrighted.

Actually, you can. However, it would be unethical for me to let you know how. Suffice it to say Gaddafi has a ticking time bomb waiting to burst!


:-o
 
2011-03-28 01:09:27 AM
My Top Ten comfort foods-

mashed potatoes mixed with corn nibblets
Kraft Mac & Cheese with tuna and peas
spaghetti and meatballs
german chocolate cake
ice cream soda made with cherry vanilla ice cream & cola or lime sherbet & Sprite
chicken fried steak with biscuits & gravy
celery sticks filled with peanut butter & raisins
beef empanadas
beef stroganoff
hot apple cobbler with cold vanilla ice cream
 
2011-03-28 01:12:44 AM

FishyFred: Comfort food doesn't have to be bad for you. But you do have to exercise it off.

Go overboard with the ice cream? Go overboard at the gym.

/Ben and Jerry's Mud Pie


Exactly... Do I love Mac & Cheese? Fark yeah, I do. But then I go run 5 miles that afternoon.
 
2011-03-28 01:41:20 AM
Pasta, potatoes, bread...

Newsflash - Low serotonin levels cause you to crave carbohydrates because carbohydrates contribute to increased serotonin levels, and increased serotonin makes you feel happier/calmer.

Carbs - insulin - tryptophan - serotonin - happy!

This is why people on Atkin's are often depressed and with unusual incidents of violence or abnormal levels of anger (called "Atkins Attitude").

Some people are naturally low producers of serotonin and should absolutely never go on a low/no carb diet because it will ruin. their. life.
 
2011-03-28 01:48:55 AM

dready zim: hollowmoon: Homemade chicken soup, mashed potatoes and chicken gravy, pumpkin pie, pot roast....

I love cooking myself because it just feels good to make good food for the people you love.

You cook yourself? How do you taste?


Like chicken I imagine.

Let me fix that:
I love cooking, myself, because it just feels good to make good food for the people you love.
 
2011-03-28 02:00:46 AM

Mock26: FishyFred: URAPNIS: Mock26: Line a pan with a layer of frozen tater tots. Cook as per directions. When you have 8 minutes left add 3 or 4 diced hot dogs to the pan. When done put a layer of tots and dogs in bowl, add salt, ketchup, and mustard. Repeat until bowl is full or pan empty. Eat.

A truly great comfort food.

That doesn't sound very good.
And I'll eat most anything.

Seriously. There is nothing remotely interesting about that dish.

What is not to love about hot dogs and tater tots?


The lack of 1 large block of Velveeta, a can of cream of whatever-ya-got-soup and maybe some diced jalapenos or red bell peppers for color.
 
2011-03-28 02:11:54 AM

Dwight256: I heart this thread. My favorite comfort food is

French Dip Italian beef and Fries. Very few restaurants can screw this up.

Hells to the yes.

FTFY.
 
2011-03-28 02:40:29 AM

FishyFred: Comfort food doesn't have to be bad for you. But you do have to exercise it off.

Go overboard with the ice cream? Go overboard at the gym.

/Ben and Jerry's Mud Pie


You can also make better food that's still comfort-y. Well, and still exercise (that helps your mood too).

Tuna casserole tonight:

Combo whole wheat rotini and vegetable laced (spinach/tomato) penne
Tuna
Very generous helping of peas and carrots
Lots and lots of dill (and some pepper and oregano)
Cream of mushroom soup + skim milk
Mushrooms
Touch of soy
Thin layer of decent cheddar

Not gonna say it's healthy, but I got veggies and protein covered and my need for comfort food fully sated.
 
2011-03-28 02:50:47 AM
1/2 lb bacon, chopped, cooked extra crispy

1 box kraft mac and cheese (kraft dinner for you canuks)

Use the bacon grease instead of butter for the sauce and add some extra grated cheese. And maybe a dash of hot sauce, mustard and worcestershire.

Add some frozen chopped broccoli if you want to feel a little healthy, vitamins or some shiat...


Use a lb of bacon and 2 boxes of mac and cheese and more broccoli, add even more cheese and one egg (tempered) to the sauce and bake in a 9x13 pan w/ breadcrumbs ontop if you want baked mac and cheese.
 
2011-03-28 02:51:04 AM

hollowmoon: dready zim: hollowmoon: Homemade chicken soup, mashed potatoes and chicken gravy, pumpkin pie, pot roast....

I love cooking myself because it just feels good to make good food for the people you love.

You cook yourself? How do you taste?

Like chicken I imagine.

Let me fix that
I love cooking, myself, because it just feels good to make good food for the people you love.


Hell yeah this.

As far as my good friends go, I'm a Polish grandma. If you haven't been eating well, I will cook for you and make *sure* you get at least one decent meal in ya. Everyone is much happier afterward anyway, especially after a night of drinking when I can magically make a awesome meal out of whatever randomness I find in the kitchen of whatever friend's place we end up crashing at. And that makes me extremely happy too.

Although as much as I loved my grandma, I won't force folks to finish heaping plates. To be fair to her, she remembered when there wasn't anything *to* eat... so get it while it's there to get, I suppose.
 
2011-03-28 02:59:44 AM

if_i_really_have_to: Pasta, potatoes, bread...

Newsflash - Low serotonin levels cause you to crave carbohydrates because carbohydrates contribute to increased serotonin levels, and increased serotonin makes you feel happier/calmer.

Carbs - insulin - tryptophan - serotonin - happy!

This is why people on Atkin's are often depressed and with unusual incidents of violence or abnormal levels of anger (called "Atkins Attitude").

Some people are naturally low producers of serotonin and should absolutely never go on a low/no carb diet because it will ruin. their. life.


I don't see anything wrong with carbs. At all.

An over-reliance on them (and on huge portions of meat to count as a 'real meal'), sure. Processed to hell and back nonsense, sure. And sticking to white flour/rice as the only option, most definitely. I still like my bread, pasta, whatever mixed with whole wheat and regular - maybe I just need more practice at making sauces/meals that can stand up to the whole wheat taste - but quinoa, teff, millet, oats, brown rice, wild rice, barley... fun to learn to cook with 'new' carbs too. But maybe that's just me.

/cooked with millet for the first time this weekend
//'nother tool in the pantry arsenal
 
2011-03-28 04:39:58 AM

if_i_really_have_to: Pasta, potatoes, bread...

Newsflash - Low serotonin levels cause you to crave carbohydrates because carbohydrates contribute to increased serotonin levels, and increased serotonin makes you feel happier/calmer.

Carbs - insulin - tryptophan - serotonin - happy!

This is why people on Atkin's are often depressed and with unusual incidents of violence or abnormal levels of anger (called "Atkins Attitude").

Some people are naturally low producers of serotonin and should absolutely never go on a low/no carb diet because it will ruin. their. life.


Fast burning carbs make my blood sugar ping pong horribly and then I puke a bunch and end up in the ER if I'm not careful. I like semi-atkins eating, it keeps me out of hospitals. Ramen may or may not fuel a lot of coders, but it sends my sugars in the stratosphere, and then I crash hard afterwards. I'm a lot nicer person on heavily reduced carbs.
 
2011-03-28 04:49:03 AM
ANY fast burning carbs really screw with my blood sugar and make me a much nastier person than a serotonin deficit ever could. Depends a lot on your body chemistry. With luck, by the time you're about 30-35 you have figured out what does and doesn't agree with your metabolism. Isn't particularly "one true way".
 
2011-03-28 10:47:53 AM
My comfort food...


www.united-nations-of-beer.com

and

www.beveragewarehouse.com
 
2011-03-28 10:51:40 AM
Yesterday I learned that Nabisco or one of those snack behemoths has a cracker or something called Munchies. How can you trademark a generic term for food?
 
2011-03-28 11:11:40 AM

Barnstormer: Yesterday I learned that Nabisco or one of those snack behemoths has a cracker or something called Munchies. How can you trademark a generic term for food?


Idk, but its not a cracker, its a mix of doritos, cheetos, sun chips and pretzels. Its actually really really good, but idk why they didnt just call it stoner chow.
 
2011-03-28 12:24:09 PM

petuniapup: URAPNIS: My mother makes a macaroni and cheese casserole with cream of mushroom soup, pimentos, and a dash of mustard. I think that's all.
Either way, no matter how hard I tried, it was just never as good.

Adding macaroni & cheese to your ingredients might help. ;)


I knew, knew, knew someone would bring that up!
It was omitted at the risk of sounding redundant.
 
2011-03-28 12:33:27 PM
Let's see...

Processed.
Processed.
Processed.

Most of the time, it's the chemicals doing the comforting.
 
2011-03-28 08:11:06 PM

URAPNIS: petuniapup: URAPNIS: My mother makes a macaroni and cheese casserole with cream of mushroom soup, pimentos, and a dash of mustard. I think that's all.
Either way, no matter how hard I tried, it was just never as good.

Adding macaroni & cheese to your ingredients might help. ;)

I knew, knew, knew someone would bring that up!
It was omitted at the risk of sounding redundant.




*shrug* I knew what you meant, but at the time, my response seemed amusing. Thanks for taking it in stride.
 
2011-03-28 09:45:37 PM
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