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Old 02-15-15, 11:48 PM
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What's your favorite "comfort food"

and why?
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Old 02-16-15, 12:01 AM
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Mexican food ... I suppose, perhaps a little bit Canadian-ised Mexican food.


I like the Canadian Taco Time (TacoTime Home-Style Mexican Food Restaurant) ... but there used to be this restaurant in Winnipeg called Chi Chi's ... and it was great! I could have eaten there once or twice a week. Sadly, it closed.

I have come across something similar a few times in my travels ... I think there was a place in Boulder, CO ...


Unfortunately, Mexican food is not popular here in Australia ... no Taco Times, very few other Mexican-style restaurants ... so Rowan makes me something along those lines every once in a while.


And why? There's just something so good about ground beef wrapped in tortillas with cheese and lettuce and tomatoes and salsa and a little dab of hot sauce ... smothered in guacamole and refried beans and more cheese ...

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Angelhair spaghetti with marinara. Never fails. Easy to fix.

Potato soup, served with lots of black pepper. Needs too much prep time though, so you have to wait for your comfort.

Got a new one too: Katsudon. Never tried making that, and it's not so easy to find takeout.

It's odd that I have more than one comfort food? What they seem to have in common is a major carb component, and are satisfying and very filling. Maybe there's chemistry (or at least biology) at work here.
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Marshmallows. Fill a bathtub with those and Mmmmm...comfort.
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Bacon!! Its not possible to be depressed eating BACON.
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Cream biscuits lolly's chocolate. A few months ago I gave them all up in a effort to lose some weight. I still waiting to lose some weight!!
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Mexican food ... I suppose, perhaps a little bit Canadian-ised Mexican food.


I like the Canadian Taco Time (TacoTime Home-Style Mexican Food Restaurant) ... but there used to be this restaurant in Winnipeg called Chi Chi's ... and it was great! I could have eaten there once or twice a week. Sadly, it closed.

I have come across something similar a few times in my travels ... I think there was a place in Boulder, CO ...


Unfortunately, Mexican food is not popular here in Australia ... no Taco Times, very few other Mexican-style restaurants ... so Rowan makes me something along those lines every once in a while.


And why? There's just something so good about ground beef wrapped in tortillas with cheese and lettuce and tomatoes and salsa and a little dab of hot sauce ... smothered in guacamole and refried beans and more cheese ...
why it's soooo difficult to even think about leaving southern california. ever. for more than a weekend.
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Old 02-16-15, 05:09 AM
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that said, i gotta go with homemade chicken and veggie/rice soup.
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Old 02-16-15, 08:17 AM
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My homemade Mac and Cheese. It has the healing power of cheese.
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Onion Rings.
Not just any onion rings, but those made with a light crisp tempura like batter. The rings should be large, and lightly coated, fried so the batter is crisp, but the onions are not soggy, then well drained, and served hot, with a touch of salt. This is like "bacon" to me.
I have had rings that were soggy, rings made from reconstituted materials (horrible), and rings covered with panko (breading anyone)... they all fail miserably.

Good rings are gold, and hard to find. I suppose I could buy a fryer...

as far as mexican food... quite tasty, but really fairly easy to make... with cooking skills and practice... i make great mole... and this last christmas, turned out some outstanding tamales... machka, give it a try... perhaps carnitas is a touch advanced, as it is twice cooked, but lots of other dishes are simple... just takes time.
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Originally Posted by bikecrate View Post
My homemade Mac and Cheese. It has the healing power of cheese.
My son has taken M&C to new heights... different cheese combinations... bacon, sausage... different subtle herbs... I think he agrees with you.
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Old 02-16-15, 08:24 AM
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My son has taken M&C to new heights... different cheese combinations... bacon, sausage... different subtle herbs... I think he agrees with you.
It's my daughter's favorite too. I have to make it for her birthday every year.
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Homemade lasagna for me. I don't make it often but it's top of the list for me. Mexican and Mac and cheese would be close behind though.
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Deep Dish pizza. I feel sorry for you that haven't had good pizza.
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Dark Chocolate. just so good.

Bacon. Almost everything is better with bacon.
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Beef stew with suet dumplings. Haven't eaten it for years. Don't even know where I would buy suet now.

Today, chicken pot pie fills the same role.
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There's a donut store about 1 mile from me that makes the best glazed doughnuts . . . they're denser than most other store's glazed doughnuts and have a perfectly thick sugary glaze on them. Nothing else comes close, even the Krispy Kreme doughnuts made fresh (they're too light and fluffy). I limit myself to going there either Saturday or Sunday morning for two glazed donuts and a large coffee (which is way better than Starbucks!). Surprisingly, their other doughnut varieties are pretty average.

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pinto beans over rice with ham hock... or picnic ham bits. It is warm, filling and taste good.
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Grandma's beef stew. Nutritious as heck and freezes perfectly. It's one of those things that I could eat even when not hungry. Gotten me through many many hangovers in my drinking days.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
as far as mexican food... quite tasty, but really fairly easy to make... with cooking skills and practice... i make great mole... and this last christmas, turned out some outstanding tamales... machka, give it a try... perhaps carnitas is a touch advanced, as it is twice cooked, but lots of other dishes are simple... just takes time.
As I said, Rowan cooks up a Mexican food night for us once in a while.


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Mac and cheese ... that's another favourite of mine and the best mac and cheese I've ever had was in Scotland. The pubs there have a selection of meals, and mac and cheese was one of the choices when we were there in 2012. So good!!

Scotland also has another favourite of mine ... the millionaire bar. I could eat that by the tray full.

It's tempting to move there just for those two things. But then I'd have to cycle my butt off or I'd become as big as a house.
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Ice cream. I can't believe it hasn't been mentioned. Basic vanilla for a quick boast. Hot chocolate Sunday for a bad day. Chocolate to turn anger into a smile. Salted caramel for excitement.
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My area is blessed with a few authentic taco chains. I prefer it over the "tex mex" style of tacos that everybody seems to like. They have soft corn tortillas which are made with wood ash, I think. It imparts a subtle, unique flavor. I read somewhere on line that they use juniper berries but there is no "gin and tonic" flavor because they are burned to ash.

They add the meat, diced fresh white onion, and fresh cilantro and that's it.

I don't like the "thick and chunky" Texas-style salsas where the taste of sweet tomato chunks predominates. You can get a tomatillo salsa which is based on sour green tomato-like tomatillos or a red sauce which is hotter but not sweet.


I just pulled some images from online. I don't know what those are. It could be pork al pastor which is marinated with orange and pineapple juices then roasted on a spit like gyros.

With a pinch of salt and some fresh lime juice, I just don't miss the cheese or the diced sweet tomatoes or lettuce at all. You can order the tacos with cheese, lettuce, and tomato if you want, or with sour cream or guacamole, but they don't need it.

Besides pastor, there is milanesa, which is a thin, pounded breaded steak. Chorizo and egg make a good taco. The chicken can come with a red sauce or marinated in beans, of all things, which imparts a unique extra protein flavor. Sometimes the ground beef is made with diced potatoes. It is a great combination. It must be what inspired "the bell" to create their potato burritos.

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Cheese and crackers.

Mainly because its cheap and quick.
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