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Vincent
02-09-2010, 05:05 PM
We've covered "last meals" and chicken. What is your "comfort food" and why?

I'll open with pot roast. My Mom made the best ever with its own gravy. Potatoes, onions and carrots. One pot and outstanding. Why? Pot roast = Mom. We've done a bunch of pot roasts over the years, but have never topped Mom's. Its a damn mystery I tell you!

Runner up - Lasagna. Garlic bread. Salad. The bomb. Spaghetti can be substituted.

2nd runner up - Meat loaf and mac & cheese.

All for the same reasons.

NJarhead
02-09-2010, 05:23 PM
When I think of comfort food, I think of the stuff I ate when I was home on a snow day (perhaps like tomorrow) or stuck inside due to the weather. The "meal" also encompasses the outfit so, Pajamas for me.


Tomato soup (with saltines)
Grilled Cheese w/ ham
Tea, coffee and/or water.

Pretty simple.

If I was to actually to have breakfast that day (and not necessarily at breakfast time), I'd have two eggs over easy with bacon and toast -or- two eggs over medium on an english muffin with pork roll and cheese (salt, pepper & ketchup).

NJarhead
02-09-2010, 05:54 PM
And an old black and white war movie...like The Longest Day. :thumbsup:

stillers4me
02-09-2010, 06:01 PM
Thaksgiving dinner at mom's or homemade vegetable beef soup with a big slab of sourdough or italian bread and butter.

Polamalu Princess
02-09-2010, 07:59 PM
Kraft Mac and Cheese - that is what I always want for my comfort food.

SCSTILLER
02-09-2010, 08:02 PM
Steak, then Cheeseburghers, all with a delicious beer

NJarhead
02-09-2010, 08:03 PM
MMmmm, Beer.

hindes204
02-09-2010, 08:03 PM
Beer

hindes204
02-09-2010, 08:04 PM
and moms spaghetti

SCSTILLER
02-09-2010, 08:06 PM
and moms spaghetti

Oh, forgot mom's famous stuffed peppers

SteelCityMom
02-09-2010, 08:51 PM
Ben and Jerry's...preferably Chubby Hubby
Hawaiian Pizza
Tequila

NJarhead
02-09-2010, 08:57 PM
Ben and Jerry's...preferably Chubby Hubby
Hawaiian Pizza
Tequila
There aren't too many of us who like Hawaiian Pizza.

Borski
02-09-2010, 09:19 PM
There aren't too many of us who like Hawaiian Pizza.

I love Hawaiian Pizza too

My favriots:

Peroigies
Gyro's
Philly Cheese Steak
Kielbasa

NJarhead
02-09-2010, 09:33 PM
I love Hawaiian Pizza too

My favriots:

Peroigies
Gyro's
Philly Cheese Steak
Kielbasa

Yummay!!

hindes204
02-09-2010, 09:54 PM
I love Hawaiian Pizza too

My favriots:

Peroigies
Gyro's
Philly Cheese Steak
Kielbasa

man i miss pittsburgh.......that list looks like a list of my weekly meals back home

I think Pierogies are the greatest things ever invented

tony hipchest
02-09-2010, 10:02 PM
We've covered "last meals" and chicken. What is your "comfort food" and why?

I'll open with pot roast. My Mom made the best ever with its own gravy. Potatoes, onions and carrots. One pot and outstanding. Why? Pot roast = Mom. We've done a bunch of pot roasts over the years, but have never topped Mom's. Its a damn mystery I tell you!

Runner up - Lasagna. Garlic bread. Salad. The bomb. Spaghetti can be substituted.

2nd runner up - Meat loaf and mac & cheese.

All for the same reasons.as a single mother who worked a full time job and part time 7 days a week, pot roast, potatos and carrots was a main staple every sunday during my high school years. why? it was easy to prepare, my brother, sister, and i could serve ourselves, and we had leftovers the next night and roast beef sandwiches the following.

i equate that meal with moms delicious cooking, and watching football every sundays.

if your ma cooked it anything like mine did, i think bay leaves might be the magical ingredient. that and plenty of soy sauce.

(bay leaves and brown sugar were also the secret ingredient in her 3 day pots of spaghetti sauce).

my mom also cooks better chicken fried rice than any ive ever had (other than a dive tai joint we have in town). she learned it from the negritos housekeeper she had as a kid, when my grandpa was stationed in the phillipines.

while ive tried to learn all her "home cooking" it is difficult to get it just right as (like you said in another thread) all ingredients are done by eye.

she made me the white rice last week as i prepared all the rest to fry it up. it is quite a compliment when you take moms a bowl and they say it was good (even though you know it will never be as good.)

her lasagna is one of my favorite meals (and one i havent yet tried myself). a pot of spaghetti sauce used to be good for atleast 5 meals- spaghetti twice, and the leftovers used for lasagna which lasted another 2 days.

other moms comfort foods-

beef stew, turkey/egg noodle soup, pinto beans and cornbread.

teh great thing is all these meals taste even better the 2nd day as leftovers.

my own personal comfort food is grilled NY strip steak and beer... or buffalo wings... and beer.

Shea
02-09-2010, 10:03 PM
Kraft Mac and Cheese - that is what I always want for my comfort food.

Love Mac and Cheese too.

But I'm with Vincent on the Lasagna, garlic bread and salad. Yummy.

Nobody makes lasagna like my mama.

And beer isn't a food guys! :doh::chuckle:

tony hipchest
02-09-2010, 10:05 PM
man i miss pittsburgh.......that list looks like a list of my weekly meals back home

I think Pierogies are the greatest things ever inventedi know its not the same but "Mrs. T's" pierogis now come in the family size resealable bag as opposed to the box of 12. (our wal-mart was out of them for 2 months during the conversion).

hindes204
02-09-2010, 10:22 PM
i know its not the same but "Mrs. T's" pierogis now come in the family size resealable bag as opposed to the box of 12. (our wal-mart was out of them for 2 months during the conversion).

yea, they have those here at the AF base too....i eat them, but they just arent the same as Pierogies Plus on Island ave in Mckees Rocks

devilsdancefloor
02-09-2010, 10:25 PM
Comfort foods growing up was goulash with homemade egg noodles Also Sauerkraut with pork roast Also ham and beans but i think the most comforting food has to be milk gravy and biscuits every sunday morning. oh and we would spread out a newspaper every so often and pop so much popcorn.

Since i have been married and had kids every sunday morning i get up and make pannycakes (that is what my daughters called them and now that is what my boys call them) the secret to making them is adding a little cinnamon then topping them off with peanut butter and syrup mmmm good eating for sure. my most comforting food my darling and wonderful wife make is fried chicken mash taters white gravy green beans and biscuits. Id be the happiest 500lb man alive if she would make it every night for supper.

But most of all i think that supper time is the greatest time of the day i get to sit down with my kids and just talk laugh and sometimes have a heavy heart talking to them. Just do me a big favor if you have a kid or kids remember to sit down with them and laugh a bit cause some day you will not be able to do that.

SCSTILLER
02-10-2010, 06:22 AM
man i miss pittsburgh.......that list looks like a list of my weekly meals back home

I think Pierogies are the greatest things ever invented

My Mother in Law makes some of the best home made Pierogies. Everytime she comes to visit she makes a whole batch of them for me so I can freeze them and have them later. You are right though, I miss Pittsburgh and her food. I miss walking down Da Stip on Saturday morning and smelling all the ethnic foods being prepared. Good stuff.

Just do me a big favor if you have a kid or kids remember to sit down with them and laugh a bit cause some day you will not be able to do that.

Plus, they choose your retirement home :chuckle:

HometownGal
02-10-2010, 07:01 AM
Pierogies Plus infamous pierogies (especially the meat pierogies! :yummy:) and haluski.
My homemade meat and veggie spaghetti sauce over spinach ravioli.
Pot roast (made with a tri-tip roast) with baby red potatoes and carrots.
A hot bowl of oatmeal on cold, snowy days like this!

stlrtruck
02-10-2010, 07:02 AM
Usually a bowl of cereal
Fruity Pebbles
Cocoa Pebbles
Crunch Berry
Capt Crunch
Apple Jacks

(you get the picture)

Vincent
02-10-2010, 08:36 AM
Just do me a big favor if you have a kid or kids remember to sit down with them and laugh a bit cause some day you will not be able to do that.

It would seem that the "comfort" in all these memories is as much the family as the food.

My Mom worked but she managed to put out a spread every night for dinner and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the weekends. And all of sat and enjoyed. I wouldn't trade those memories or those of our family for all the tea in China.

Indo
02-10-2010, 12:37 PM
I can think of a long list of "comfort foods", including many that have been listed already.

I love Primanti's Sandwiches----to me, they say "Pittsburgh" and, therefore, Home. (I haven't lived there in over 20 years, but Pittsburgh is Home. Always wiil be).

Gumbo----it's a New Orleans thing. Those that have lived there know what I mean.

But, growing up Italian, my absolute favorite comfort food is Italian---lasagne, spaghetti, various other pastas, Gnocchi,etc
I remember as a kid going to Grandma's house in Morningside on Sundays---our family and my cousins...
We would eat the most elaborate Italian meal and watch the Steelers Dominate everyone they played.
After dinner, a gazillion other relatives would show up...
Good Food
Good Times

NJarhead
02-12-2010, 11:42 AM
Usually a bowl of cereal
Fruity Pebbles
Cocoa Pebbles
Crunch Berry
Capt Crunch
Apple Jacks

(you get the picture)

Hmmm. I think you're onto something; perhaps favorite cereals should be its own thread.


Capn' Crunch was always a fave of mine.

stlrtruck
02-12-2010, 12:14 PM
Hmmm. I think you're onto something; perhaps favorite cereals should be its own thread.


Capn' Crunch was always a fave of mine.

Go ahead, start it up!

NJarhead
02-12-2010, 12:38 PM
Go ahead, start it up!

Nah, this genre' belongs to Vincent. I don't want to steal anyone's thunder.

Vincent
02-12-2010, 12:46 PM
Nah, this genre' belongs to Vincent. I don't want to steal anyone's thunder.

Very gentlemanly of you WarDen. :hatsoff:

By all means, someone start a cereal thread.

Since farina is akin to grits, mine would be cheese grits with grilled shrimp. Now that's a proper breakfast.

xfl2001fan
02-12-2010, 01:04 PM
For me, it's breakfast. Pancakes, Sausage, Bacon, Fried Eggs, Fried Apples, Biscuits & Gravy, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee (i don't drink it, but still, the aroma must be present) and Fresh Fruit (Banana's, Apples and Oranges.)

It reminds me so much of growing up...where mom would make this about once a month (and not necessarily in the morning...this was often times a Saturday night meal).

I do this for the kids about once every 3-4 months.

Vincent
02-12-2010, 01:31 PM
...this was often times a Saturday night meal)..

Breakfast for dinner is outstanding. Breakfast anytime is outstanding.

Ever see the video of Franco after we won the 74 AFCCG in Oakland talking about having all the guys over to his house (after the flight in the middle of the night) for steak & eggs & champagne?

And what do we do after a long hard night in the bars? We go grab some breakfast.

xfl2001fan
02-12-2010, 01:34 PM
Breakfast for dinner is outstanding. Breakfast anytime is outstanding.

Ever see the video of Franco after we won the 74 AFCCG in Oakland talking about having all the guys over to his house (after the flight in the middle of the night) for steak & eggs & champagne?

And what do we do after a long hard night in the bars? We go grab some breakfast.

I'm a Browns fan...and that video was from before I was born. :P

Vincent
02-12-2010, 01:37 PM
I'm a Browns fan...and that video was from before I was born. :P

You get the picture though. Breakfast. It ain't just for breakfast anymore. :chuckle:

xfl2001fan
02-12-2010, 01:39 PM
You get the picture though. Breakfast. It ain't just for breakfast anymore. :chuckle:

Aye, breakfast is my favorite meal, no matter what time of day. I've been known to order pizza for the kids...and eat a bowl of cereal instead. :P

NJarhead
02-12-2010, 01:41 PM
For me, it's breakfast. Pancakes, Sausage, Bacon, Fried Eggs, Fried Apples, Biscuits & Gravy, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee (i don't drink it, but still, the aroma must be present) and Fresh Fruit (Banana's, Apples and Oranges.)

It reminds me so much of growing up...where mom would make this about once a month (and not necessarily in the morning...this was often times a Saturday night meal).

I do this for the kids about once every 3-4 months.

Breakfast in the chow hall was always the best: Eggs to order plus everything else you mentioned (minus the fried apples).

xfl2001fan
02-12-2010, 01:58 PM
Breakfast in the chow hall was always the best: Eggs to order plus everything else you mentioned (minus the fried apples).

Yeah, but you have to get Eggs to order. The "Scrambled" eggs were terrible...

The one down side to chow hall breakfast is that you never knew what kind of sausage you were getting. There was always a good link sausage and a bad one...and a good patty sausage and a bad one...

Fortunately, as a Supply Sergeant, I am always on good terms with the cooks and was able to get samples before hand...but on those days I couldn't test the waters, It was a crap shoot.

devilsdancefloor
02-12-2010, 02:02 PM
I'm a Browns fan...and that video was from before I was born. :P

we are working on that .... soon you will be proud member of the dark side MUHHHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!:tt04::tt04::tt04::tt04::tt0 4:


oh chicken and waffles man!!! mmmm comfort food, but that is more of a meal after a long night drinkin

xfl2001fan
02-12-2010, 02:05 PM
we are working on that .... soon you will be proud member of the dark side MUHHHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!:tt04::tt04::tt04::tt04::tt0 4:
There is no hope of me ever joining the dark side on this. Browns are winning the SB in 3011!!!

oh chicken and waffles man!!! mmmm comfort food, but that is more of a meal after a long night drinkin

After a long night of drinkin, don't you usually need some comforting anyways? Chicken and Waffles will suffice.

Vincent
02-12-2010, 02:35 PM
There is no hope of me ever joining the dark side on this. Browns are winning the SB in 3011!!!

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a fan. :hatsoff: :salute:

vasteeler
02-15-2010, 10:53 AM
This, ladies and gentlemen, is a fan. :hatsoff: :salute:

and an optomistic one 3011 it will be way longer than that :flap:

Venom
02-15-2010, 02:34 PM
The meal that makes me very happy is the following :

An order of Buffalo Wings , hot but not dripping in hot sauce
Mozzarella sticks
French fries
Diet Pepsi

All while watching a Steeler game !:tt02:

NJarhead
02-15-2010, 02:56 PM
Yeah, but you have to get Eggs to order. The "Scrambled" eggs were terrible...

The one down side to chow hall breakfast is that you never knew what kind of sausage you were getting. There was always a good link sausage and a bad one...and a good patty sausage and a bad one...

Fortunately, as a Supply Sergeant, I am always on good terms with the cooks and was able to get samples before hand...but on those days I couldn't test the waters, It was a crap shoot.

Always got eggs over medium. Never had an issue with the sausage. That's not to say that I shouldn't have, but....
I always liked bacon beside my eggs anyway. Unless it was a biscuits and gravy morning. :chuckle:

HometownGal
02-15-2010, 03:22 PM
I love breakfast for dinner! :thumbsup: Eggs over easy or a ham 'n pepper jack cheese omelet with whole wheat toast and home fries. :yummy:

GutterflowerSteel
02-15-2010, 05:40 PM
Favorite comfort foods, especially on snowy weekends:

Pot roast w/carrots & potatoes - either roasted or in the crockpot
Lasagna
Chili over rice
Roast pork with mashed potatoes and gravy
Italian sausage and spaghetti parmesan (favorite meal as a kid)

Sunday breakfast (or dinner) I like scrambled eggs w/cheddar, sausage patties, fried potatoes and onions and cornbread.