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(UPI)   Psychologists say comfort food is bad on the waistline, but good for mental health -- almost as if it 'comforts' a person   (upi.com) divider line 116
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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  
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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



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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
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on the plate
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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.
 
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