Sunday, August 4, 2013

Comfort Food. What's Your Favorite?

by Leann

Since moving to South Carolina a year ago, I have found that I am missing my "comfort foods." The problem is partly due to a pretty non-functional kitchen preparation area in the rental house we live in while waiting for our house to be built. Macaroni and cheese comes to mind right away because it requires a stove and an oven to be done right. I've made it here, but gosh, then I need a cleaning crew to come in and repair the
damage! I end up with macaroni-and-cheesed kitchen!

One thing I have had a tough time finding here is a decent steak! I love steak and really need a protein-rich diet because of my health. In Texas, I used to grill steak probably once a week on the Jenn-Air.
We don't even have a barbeque grill right now and it seems there isn't a restaurant close by that can cook a steak the right way. I guess waiting on this building process is making this hankering for my own cooking all the more strong.

There are other things I miss that I will have to wait on, but what about you? What food could you NOT live without? Inquiring minds want to know.

12 comments:

Linda said...

I'm easy to please. I have one comfort food--chocolate and when we lived in Beaufort, SC we were regular customers at The Chocolate Tree. They have the best tiger paws in the world!! Loved living in Beaufort.

Leann Sweeney said...

Yum. How I wish I could eat chocolate. It USED to be my favorite comfort food until I discovered it is a major migraine trigger. (Unfortunately a very common one.)

Ivy Bend said...

Oatmeal cookies. And I don't bake them because then I will eat them all. So I don't get to eat any and I think about them constantly. Store-bought just doesn't cut it. Baked food sales are my only salvation.

Leann Sweeney said...

I had the BEST recipe for oatmeal cookies, but I am now allergic to oats (and a lot of other things). But I agree, there is no store-bought oatmeal cookie that can beat homemade. None. :-)

Lover of Books said...

For me it is apple anything. I need to make the apple crisp cookie recipe I found. Today though I will be making apple pie using the crust recipe from my great grandma Schrader and it is a secret one too. :)
Krista

NoraA said...

We are more the Tuna, Noodle, 3 cheese casserole type of comfort food eaters.

Leann Sweeney said...

Love apples. Another migraine trigger now. :-( I used to love the smell of homemade applesauce. (My son could never have apples as a child, allergic, but after all these years, he can have them again--in small doses. I can sneak in an organic apple every now and then, but I do pay the price. If that secret crust recipe is without Crisco (which has BHT) or eggs (allergic) I'll pay you for it! ;-)

Leann Sweeney said...

My mother used to make the best tuna noodle casserole. She could also do wonders with hamburger. Definitely comfort food.

Diane P said...

I love spaghetti, but we are trying to eat gluten free. So earlier this week I tried to make it & used rice. Not quite the same but it will do in a pinch.
I am also trying to eliminate sugar & heavy carbs. It is ok in the summer with all of the fresh veggies, but come Fall I'm not sure what will happen.

Leann Sweeney said...

Love that, too. (You can tell I am missing my kitchen A LOT). You know, I've used brown rice spaghetti more than once and like it. It works very well. Higher in fiber and lower in carbs.

Sue Farrell said...

Homemade chicken pot pie comes to mind--but macaroni and cheese is a favorite for me, too.

Leann Sweeney said...

Yum on ANYTHING with a pastry crust!! :-)