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 Posted: Tue Nov 4th, 2008 04:47 pm
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Got this topic in mind just last night.

Those unfortunate enough to not live in flyover country may not be familiar with the "hot roast beef sandwich." A diner staple that's simply some roast beef, with mashed potatoes, served over bread with gravy. Variations include ham, roast pork, turkey, meat loaf or whatever. The ultimate comfort food.

Stirs up some memories, doesn't it? Mom's meat loaf. Gramma's sugar cookies. Baloney sandwiches with coffee after a few hours in the field. Peanut butter with sweet pickles.

So. I got to wondering -- given that this board is spread all over -- what is your comfort food?

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 Posted: Tue Nov 4th, 2008 04:56 pm
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Gooey, cholesterol laden Mac and Cheese

Fluffer-nutters

Pickled eggs

Grandma's Hungarian Ghoulash and Halupki's

Shoo-fly pie

Stuffed peppers



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Mashed potatoes & gravy-and kind of gravy.

My own homemade mac & cheese.

 

 



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fried chicken
cornbread and buttermilk
stewed potaotes
fatback
milkyways
anything chocolate



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My wife makes delicious soup. Usually during the fall and winter we have what we call Soup Sunday. She makes a soup - my favorite is Turkey Tortellini, or is it tortilla? My favorite is whatever she happens to be making - and I watch football and enjoy the aroma all day long. We eat it with homemade bread or rolls. The soup usually lasts all week, and then we do it again the next Sunday. Very comforting.

What the heck is shoo-fly pie? Hope it tastes better than it sounds!



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TimK wrote: What the heck is shoo-fly pie? Hope it tastes better than it sounds!

ughhhhh.....ive had it before and it tastes awful



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Tim,

Shoo Fly Pie is a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dessert. Brown sugar, molasses, shortening, salt, and spices were all non-perishable ingredients that could survive the long ocean's crossing to America made by German immigrants. The pie's unusual name is said to be due to the fact that pies were traditionally set to cool on windowsills, and due to the sweet ingredients, the cook would constantly have to shoo the flies away.



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Shoo-fly pie is good.

The best pie I ever had was  the Chess Pie at Talbott Tavern in Bardstown, KY.



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Shoo-fly pie is waaaaaaaay to sweet, all that sugar makes my teeth hurt



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Javal what are Fluffer-nutters?



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Chocolate                                                                                                                         

Soups, stews, any roast braised in a low oven overnight.  Pork and saurkraut (oven braised for 15 hours) with mashed potatoes is a really good meal.  It's so tender you can eat it with a spoon.

I'm the 'braising queen'.  I cook from scratch.  That makes for darned good eating in this house.  Dang it!  I'm making myself hungry!

 



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DG,

Fluffer-nutter= peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich



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Javal - Thanks for the definition. I pictured a shoo-fly pie being something a cow left behind out in the pasture.

And ole, really? Peanut butter WITH sweet pickles? Did you throw that in to see if anybody was paying attention?

I want to go over to izzy's for some of her comfort food!

Great thread, ole. I was cracking up reading some these - and Lord knows I need to laugh sometimes!

Tim



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Joe,

Shoo fly pie is good, but I like funny cake better. Or even better, whoopie pies. And halupkis--my grandmother used to make halupkis to die for!

Pam



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whats a halupkis?



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A halupki is sort of like a big meatball made with ground beef and rice and onions (at least that was my grandmother's recipe) that's wrapped in a cabbage leaf, and simmered in a tomato sauce for a while. It's Polish. Where my family lived, near Bethlehem, PA, there was a large Slovak population, since many of them worked in the Bethlehem Steel, including my grandfather, and at least a dozen of my uncles and great-uncles.

Pierogis are another one of the dishes I love, sometimes deep fried, sometimes sauted in butter and onions!

That's it, I have to go eat something.

Pam



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A halupki is a Hungarian dish - hamburger, sometimes mixed with rice and/or onion, spices, etc. wrapped in a cabbage leaf, brushed with bacon fat, then covered in a tomato sauce and baked. Tastes beter than it sounds. As in al Hungarian dishes, paprika is the key.

And Pam, do you have any idea how much I miss homemade pierogies. Man, I'm getting hungry.



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Joe, did you ever have scrapple? Now there's something I DON'T miss! My dad used to eat it smothered in Karo syrup. For me, you'd have to smother it in something way bigger than that, or just smother me to put me out of my misery!

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Macaroni and cheese is my "go to" comfort food.  I also just love my hubby's homemade chili-mac. I also love New England style baked beans with brown bread or corn bread. 

Apple crisp is another comfort food served hot with vanilla ice cream.

Pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake are two more beloved comfort foods.

On a cold, crisp morning (that would be 55 degrees in South Florida), I love French Toast and hot chocolate with whipped cream. I don't eat French toast any other time, just the ONE or TWO cold, crisp mornings a year.

It is so much fun thinking about comfort food, but why does it all have to be so high-fat and high calorie. Can't anything yummy be healthy to eat?))..



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javal1 wrote: DG,

Fluffer-nutter= peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich


mmmmm....ive been eating that forever and never knew what it was called


anybody got a good remedy for a sore throat????



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