Friday, October 23, 2009

Comfort Foods For the Soul


Do you have a “comfort food”?


It might be something from your youth. For example, ThatManILove loves him some New York style hotdog. If you don’t know what this is (for they rarely serve them in West Texas!), it’s a hot dog with mustard, lettuce, tomato, and pickles. No chili. And the only place locally he can get them is (1) at home, when he makes them, and (2) at Der Wienerschnitzel, which is located 20 miles away in Odessa.


For me? It’s Starbucks Venti Chai, no water.


Foodwise? Cornbread, with a little bit of sweet to it. Lordy, I do love me some cornbread. And blackeyed peas, please.


My comfort food used to be Cool Ranch Doritos and a Dr. Pepper. I really thought that was great food for breakfast (oh, yeah...I’m an oilfield gal!). I rarely drink Dr. Pepper now, but I will sneak a Cool Ranch Dorito chip or two!


When Outback came to town (I celebrated that day!), we would always start out a meal with Aussie Cheese Fries. Until I read the calorie count in those puppies a couple of years ago. I couldn’t believe it.


And now, the Aussie Cheese Fries have made the #1 listing in the Me n’s Health.com article “The 20 Worst Foods In America” - with a rocking 2900 calories per order.


My Chai didn’t make it, but it should have, at 300+ calories, and that’s with low-fat milk.


I quit. If you see me going thru the Starbucks drive-thru, feel free to stop me and check me for drinks.


So, what's your comfort food?

18 comments:

Sarah Lulu said...

I wonder where they got "Aussie Cheese Fries" from? Fries aren't even Australian ...and cheese ones I've never seen them?

Probably a lot like our chinese which isn't of course but I loved it in the 70's ...it was THE dinner out.

Comfort food for me ...hmmmmm
Mashed potato, Hot chocolate, Vegemite on toast, Strawberry icecream, a baked dinner perhaps like roast lamb, roast potatoes, sweet potato, peas and mint sauce and gravy .....

I'm hungry now.....

Vodka Mom said...

Middleswarth Bar-B-Que chips.



unfortunately.

Divine Chaos said...

baked potatoes, loaded with bacon and sour cream. or mashed potatoes with peas and cream cheese mixed in. or .. well, just any kind of potatoes i guess lol

sandy said...

Due to cancer I can no longer swallow but pizza and shrimp used to be oh Lordy now ice cream

Joanie M said...

Fritos and cream cheese.

just about anything with lots of carbs.

Hey, if you're ever in Austin, my nephew has a hotdog cart there!

Miss Emily said...

Grilled cheese and tomato soup, best made by my new hubby :-)

Linda said...

Mine would be mashed potatoes with fricassee hamburg on top. My husband loves pasta of any kind, but comfort food is spaghetti and ketchup.

Bob said...

When Cherie has a bad day it's ice cream and for me it's chocolate. How Ironic, all the "Comfort" food seems to be bad or unhealthy for you, making me uncomfortable eating it. But it works, kind of like drinking and drugs operate though with that addictive thing where you reach for it when feeling bad.

3 Men and a Lady said...

I thought those were cheese fries I saw! Thanks, now I am starving! :-) I have too many comfort foods to list.

♥georgie♥ said...

ooo lawsie mercie comfort food-mine has a begining but no ending...
if i think in terms of youth and everythingmyenamade... it is garlic mashed potatoes, purple hull peas OR crowder peas(there is so a difference between blackeyed,purple hull and crowder)and kraut with fresh garden tomatoes,okra and green onions....

or....
cream style new potatoes

or....

new potatoes with garden green beans and bacon

or....

just a lil sss note I sent your q&a did ya get it?

Kyddryn said...

Bread...warm from the oven with butter and honey...soothes my soul every time...

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Oh My Goddess said...

That Aussie Cheese Fries dish should be illegal.

PS
I have something for you at my place!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Homemade warm bread slathered in butter. I have no idea what a Venti Chai is I will have to Google it. :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

I found out it is some fancy tea..good thing you said you like cornbread..now that is normal food:)

Snooty Primadona said...

I admit to nothing... but it might be Baked Lays from time to time.

;-)

♥ Braja said...

I'm with Sarah Lulu....no such thing as an Aussie cheese fries dish :))

Me? Ohhhh so many comfort foods!! REAL comfort food is mashed potatoes, usually with a side of brussels sprouts or broccoli.

AND guess WHAT??! I just found a guy in Calcutta, outside the movie theatre, who sells VEGETARIAN HOT DOGS....and they're WILD!! Only in India....

Geo said...

Oh man. That's porn for people who try to eat healthy meals. If I get to choose my last meal I'm ordering some of those cheese fries.

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