Getting To Know You – 4.27.12

I hope you have been able to join us for some of the Getting To Know You posts. They have been fun and given us wonderful insight into each other. I have loved Getting To Know you better.

Today’s edition of Getting To Know You deals with food. I love to eat and there is nothing better than good ol’ comfort food. My husband asked me recently what I would consider comfort food and I thought that was a great question. So that is our Getting To Know You question today.

What food or foods do you consider to be COMFORT FOOD? Name as many as you like but it must be a food or drink that brings a warm, fuzzy, comfy feeling when you consume it.

When I think of comfort food, I would choose meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, chicken and dumplings, and rich, creamy, macaroni and cheese. For sure I would include dessert…probably a piece of Italian Cream Cake or pecan pie. Ahh, now that is heaven.

What about you? What do you consider to be Comfort Food?


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  • Mac and Cheese, Ice Cream, Coffee – these are 3 that come to my mind.

    • Ice cream…yes, definitely. Thanks, Jon.

  • Sheryl Dean

    Almost anything Mexican or Chinese.  Dressing (as in Turkey and Dressing), Pepsi

    • Alright! It is cool how each of us perceive different foods as comforting. I would not have thought about any of those. That is the beauty of the uniqueness God created each of us with. Thanks for stopping by. 

  • cindy oldham

    Used to be a 3 Musketeers bar until they changed the formula (sigh), so now it’s lasagna, carrot cake and a nice tall class of Chick-Fil-A lemonade (the latter of which I am certain is served in heaven). 

    • I learned something. Not being a huge chocolate fan, I had no idea 3 Mustketeers bars had been changed. Lasagna is a good one. I love a good lasagna. Thanks for stopping by!!

      • cindy oldham

        They changed them a few months ago and made them more chocolatey.  I think the new taste is gross. I wish they kept the old version out there for people like me who don’t like the new one.  There have been facebook petitiions to bring the old one back but they keep marketing the new one and ignoring consumers.  I guess if the new one outsells the old one we’ll never the original back.

  • My comfort foods…macaroni and cheese (creamy) and squash (whether it be in a casserole or just squash and onions)…yum!!!  infact, i can’t wait till classes are over today so i can cook my squash

    • Yes, I love squash too. In fact, that is what is for lunch today. I have a great Crock pot mac n cheese recipe that we love.

      • Will you send it to me?  I’ve been looking for a really good one!!!  And this post made me want squash…so that’s what I’m having for supper…lol.

  • Marilyn…in Mississippi

    Oh…one of my favorite subjects…FOOD! ha  Some of my most comforting foods are homemade chicken soup with crackers, chicken & dressing, creamed potatoes & gravy, homemade chocolate pie and chocolate covered donuts.  I do TRY to not consume many of these foods on a regular basis but when there’s a crisis….I usually do allow myself at least one of them!  Guess it’s a good thing we live wayyyyyyy out in the country a good 25 minutes from any place that sells donuts for I feel a need for one right now! Ouch!  ;-/

    • And I bet you are one of the best cooks in the county, Marilyn. I can just taste your chicken and dressign and potatoes. Yummy!!  

  • Marita

    Oh My this is a great question.  Being from Arkansas originally, most of my family memories are around food.  :)
    Mom’s Pot Roast/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn on the Cob, Fried Okra. My Aunt Imy’s Chicken and Dumplings. My Nanny’s Beans and cornbread.
    Breakfast: My Aunt Louise’s Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits.  

    Yummm!  Anytime I eat or even smell these foods I think of home.


    • Marita, what a great list!! Sounds like you eat the same wonderful country cooking food that we eat. However, I’ve never heard of chocolate gravy and biscuits. Interesting!!

  • Sharon O

    Homemade chicken noodle soup. Hot tea. Stouffers macaroni and cheese (haven’t found a homemade one yet). potatoes and gravy is good too. 

    • Great list, Sharon. I have a couple of really good mac n cheese recipes. The latest one even includes chicken in the recipe. I pinned it on Pinterest if you are a Pinterest person.

  • Nothing quite like a good meatloaf with mashed potatoes, pinto beans, cornbread or light, fluffy on the inside, crunchy (not burned) on the bottom biscuits with butter and honey or maple syrup and sweet iced tea. Dessert? Oh that would be chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream.  UNLESS, I’m sick, especially when I was a child, and nothing would do except Momma’s homemade vegetable, beef soup. I’ve never been able to duplicate! She made the BEST!

    • Oh my, I just wanted to get in the kitchen and cook when i read this. Yum! Especially the cornbread or biscuits. I love bread.

  • Karen Hossink

    Vegetable Cheese Soup – Love this! Cheesy, with big chunks of potatoes. yummmmm.
    Speaking of cheese, nothing beats chocolate covered cheesecake to make me feel warm and happy. (Unfortunately, too much of it makes my legs and tummy too squishy. *ahem* So I don’t eat it much.)

    • Karen, thanks for stopping in. I know the feeling…too much comfort food makes me squishy too. Unfortunately, so does middle age, so I’m fighting two demons.

  • Mount Sermons from Christ

    Roast, with beef dumplings…My mom makes the best, and makes it whenever I come home, or she comes to visit.  

    • Beef dumplings….I’ve never heard of them, but they sound
      intriguing. I assume it is similar to chicken and dumplings?? Thanks so much
      for stopping by The Point