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Your “go to” comfort food?

(116 Posts)
MawBroon Tue 13-Feb-18 19:48:12

I am a keen cook, have even done it professionally, but when I feel poorly (like today) my “go to” is warm toast with peanut butter.
Or tinned tomato soup (Heinz de préférence)
If I have the energy, (which I don’t) my final favourite is thick sliced ham, fried egg and (oven) chips.

citygranny Tue 13-Feb-18 19:51:29

Oh it's got to be Heinz tomato soup with crusty bread. My mum always gave it to me if i was poorly...50 +years on and still love it.

Day6 Tue 13-Feb-18 19:52:58

Cheese on toast with pickle and a big mug of tea.

phoenix Tue 13-Feb-18 19:57:24

Depends, as a child I had horrendous migraines, 2 to 3 day events! As I was starting to feel better, then yes, Heinz cream of tomato soup was on the menu, plus Heinz baby food tinned chocolate pudding, than once I was sure I could manage, then it was soft boiled eggs and bread and butter soldiers (not toasted).

These days it could still be boiled eggs, or cauliflower cheese, even Tarka dahl, for a bit of Indian comfort food!

Cherrytree59 Tue 13-Feb-18 20:17:57

Phoenix I loved Heinz baby chocolate pudding,
I would feed my baby sister one spoonful for her and one for me, she still reminds me! blush

Heinz tomato soup with cheese toasted sandwich.

Banana and a packet or two of Cheddars.

Get a bit twitchy if I haven't got any bananas
Even take one with me when I go out.

Greyduster Tue 13-Feb-18 20:34:18

Home made chicken broth with plenty of chicken and vegetables and a properly reduced stock; first, last and always.

mollie Tue 13-Feb-18 21:18:37

Fresh bread and thick layers of butter. Every time.

That broth sounds rather nice Greyduster

MissAdventure Tue 13-Feb-18 21:27:00

Cheese, crisps, good old tomato soup too.

Chewbacca Tue 13-Feb-18 21:51:23

Mmm! Heinz baby food chocolate pudding! smile, I'd forgotten about that!

Eggs on toast, any time of the day or night. I'd know I was seriously ill if I couldn't face that.

Niobe Tue 13-Feb-18 21:57:49

One slice of fried bread and two fried eggs over easy. Has to be butter for frying though.

SpringyChicken Tue 13-Feb-18 22:01:07

Home made rice pudding.

lemongrove Tue 13-Feb-18 22:07:37

Cheese on toast, it has to be Wensleydale.

JoyBloggs Tue 13-Feb-18 22:19:04

Smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich please. Am I allowed a comfort drink too? Large cappuccino with loads of chocolate on top.

MissAdventure Tue 13-Feb-18 22:21:00

Chocolate digestives with a nice milky coffee. Peanut butter on toast.

grannyqueenie Tue 13-Feb-18 22:22:30

If I’ve got a cold, hot Ribena, if it’s a tummy thing then lucozade. Can’t bear either of those drinks when I’m well. I’m sure it’s more to do with associating those tastes with tlc as a child than actually liking them.

NanKate Tue 13-Feb-18 22:23:29

Mug of strong tea with a drop of milk. Toast and thick cut orange marmalade.

Anniebach Tue 13-Feb-18 22:25:48


janeainsworth Tue 13-Feb-18 22:44:15

Toasted tea cake and a cup of tea.

mimiro Tue 13-Feb-18 22:44:36

tomato soup made with milk and basil,crusty buttery bread to dunk
or creamy cheddar mac and cheese

janeainsworth Tue 13-Feb-18 22:45:26

Ovaltine for a comfort drink, or a hot toddy, whisky hot water and orange juice.

M0nica Tue 13-Feb-18 23:06:17

Waitrose steak and kidney pudding. We had one last weekend the day after my carpal tunnel op. It was a cold day. I had one arm swaddled in a gigantic splint and the weather was horrible.

So I wore my track suit (needed because you cannot do trousers up one handed), lit the stove and got the S&K pud out of the freezer and some peas. 5 minutes in the microwave and ready to eat.

TwiceAsNice Tue 13-Feb-18 23:16:12

Chocolate icecream
Creamy vegetable soup ( can't stand tomato)
Cheese on toast or toast with peanut butter or peach jam
Faggots and mushy peas
Eggs of any description

BBbevan Wed 14-Feb-18 06:24:42

Greek yogurt and blueberries, or porridge with maple syrup and berries

cavewoman Wed 14-Feb-18 06:31:53

Mounds of strong, grated cheddar cheese grilled on thick white, crusty bread.
Followed by a giant bar of Cadburys whole nut.

Bathsheba Wed 14-Feb-18 07:05:35

Thick crusty white bread with lashings of butter. What I wouldn’t give to be able to eat that guilt free!