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Comfort food is best. What's your favourite?

(54 Posts)
papaoscar Wed 26-Mar-14 17:47:30

How about this for a banishing the blues quickie - home-made corned beef hash with peas. Mash up a tin of corned beef and add some baked beans, add a stock cube, pinch of garlic powder and squirt of tomato sauce. Cook slowly until nice and thick, but not burnt, top-off in an oven dish with mashed potato and put in the oven-grill for 15/20 minutes to brown-off, taking care against burning. Add some grated cheese if you wish. With a nice glass or two of red wine and some peas, food for the gods indeed, very quick and simple. Only trouble is, there's never enough!

ffinnochio Wed 26-Mar-14 17:52:51

papao Has the High Priestess allowed you into the kitchen? shock

My comfort food ~ Fennel Risotto with a dash of Pernod, lashing of butter and Parmesan.

janeainsworth Wed 26-Mar-14 17:57:53

A toasted tea-cake with lots of butter and a nice cup of teasmile

Iam64 Wed 26-Mar-14 18:00:31

Mashed potatoes, cottage pie, macaroni and cauliflower cheese, anything with loads of calories, mellow flavours and plenty of butter/fat. Shocking I know grin

Ceesnan Wed 26-Mar-14 18:03:28

Toasted banana, marshmallow and chocolate sandwich with a mug of Ovaltine..... Bliss!

vegasmags Wed 26-Mar-14 18:05:22

Just returned from my weigh in at Slimming World (another pound bites the dust) so I am definitely deprived of my sort of comfort food at the moment. Cheese on toast, crumpets dripping with butter, sausage in onion gravy served in a huge Yorkshire pudding, rhubarb crumble and custard, rice pudding with a skin on - not forgetting meat pie, chips and peas. Easy to see where my spare tyre came from!

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 26-Mar-14 18:11:36

I've got the blues but I haven't got any corned beef.

No hope for me.

Oh wait a minute. I have got a Frey Benton tinned pie. That will have to do the trick. sunshine

merlotgran Wed 26-Mar-14 18:15:26

DH has just returned from fishing in the freezing cold

Luckily, superwife [halo emoticon] knows what a grumpy old sod hungry chap he'll be and has lovingly prepared a delicious chicken casserole that will soon shut him up warm the cockles of his heart. grin

Grannyknot Wed 26-Mar-14 18:22:21

My comfort food is savoury mince that has made a nice gravy, on toast, with a poached egg on top laced with ketchup. Toast all soggy from the mince. Yummy I want some right now.

French toast too!

kittylester Wed 26-Mar-14 18:32:01

Fish pie with peas and a glass of chilled white wine!! Tonight's food isn't bad though - chicken with tomatoes and mozarella and parmesan with garlic roast potatoes and peas plus wine smile

chloe1984 Wed 26-Mar-14 18:48:12

My favourite is porridge made with full fat cream milk lots of sugar with a chopped banana followed by toast made with hand cut slices at least an inch thick covered in dripping and salt and a pot of tea. Back to slimming world next week and haven't had dripping or full fat milk in years.

papaoscar Wed 26-Mar-14 19:03:21

Ffino - keep it a secret. The High Priestess delegated all cookery to 'er 'umble servant a long time ago. But what a feast of taste sensations you're all coming up with. A friend swears by kipper and jam sandwiches, but I would have to refrain from them.

Nelliemoser Wed 26-Mar-14 19:18:57

I can give you an account of what is not comfort food.

My DH was to be out early this evening and decided to cook our main meal for his lunch. I was out and came home to a cheese, cauliflower and pasta concoction to which he had added... some cardamom pods, fennel seeds and too much nutmeg. Without wanting to be ungracious, Yuk!

How can anyone think that cardamom and fennel work with cheese. I like those spices in curry, but with cheese?

Beware of men let loose in your spice cupboard. Indigestion tablets are at the ready!

rosequartz Wed 26-Mar-14 19:21:10

I made DH a corned beef hash tonight (a bit different to the one above) - onions, diced and cooked in some oil, diced potatoes, peas and corned beef. Simple, but he enjoyed it. I did it in the microwave.

I love fish pie, or sometimes sausage, mash and onion gravy, with or without baked beans.

Any comforting pudding with custard. And lots of [cake].

That's probably why I'm going to weightwatchers.

rosequartz Wed 26-Mar-14 19:22:43

Sorry cupcake (although not really cupcakes, the icing is too sickly for me, GN.)

DebnCreme Wed 26-Mar-14 19:42:38

Corned beef hash, that has taken me right back - oh yes, delicious. [gone into a dream world emoticon]

Aka Wed 26-Mar-14 20:11:25

I have yet another corned beer hash recipe. Sliced corned beef, cook and beat/cream together potatoes, cabbage and onions (2:1:1 ratio) place on top of corned beef, grate cheese on top, cook till golden and bubbly and serve with caramelised red cabbage or boiled beetroot.

Very comforting [drooling emoticon] [3 of your 5-a-day]

annsixty Wed 26-Mar-14 20:28:50

Mine would have to be my mum's meat and potato pie ,made with the Sunday roast and topped with the shortest short crust pastry ever and wonderful gravy. She was born in 1904 and really knew how to cook.

MargaretX Wed 26-Mar-14 20:59:49

toast and rabbit pie - not together.

Deedaa Wed 26-Mar-14 21:06:20

Oh ffinnochio I'm with you on the risotto! Although I would have Martini Bianco instead of the Pernod (Don't like aniseed drinks) and perhaps just a little lemon with the fennel.

rosesarered Wed 26-Mar-14 21:43:54

Some very sophisticated tastes in comfort food on here! Mine is simple... cheese on toast, Wesleydale cheese with cut up spring onions on it and a dab of mustard, toasted until golden and bubbly.

Ana Wed 26-Mar-14 21:49:37

Scrambled eggs on toast. With cheese on top!

Gally Wed 26-Mar-14 21:55:15

Ambrosia creamed rice - a whole can - with a large dod of raspberry jam preceded by a marmite sandwich made from squishy white bread with lots of butter. Totally disgusting but comforting nevertheless wink

rosesarered Wed 26-Mar-14 21:59:13

Gally you and my DH would be a match made in Heaven, that is just what he would have answered to this question! Although he would have a dab of jam and not a

durhamjen Wed 26-Mar-14 23:29:57

Nellie, fennel is good for indigestion. I like fennel with cheese. I like fennel with everything. I drink fennel tea lots of the time.

I like mushroom risotto, but I never thought of putting Pernod in it.
I'll have to try it.