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Comfort eating

Post by humblebee » Thu Oct 04, 2007 13:55

I feel all overworked and shagged out today, so I made meself a big plate of mash and beans for lunch and chucked some onions and spring onions into the mash, and put cheese and brown sauce on top.

I still feel all overworked and shagged out but a bit happier with it. :)

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Post by let it ride » Thu Oct 04, 2007 16:55

mash, and roasted potato wedges too, really do cheer me right up!

it's so homely and friendly. mmm. comfort food is my favourite kind of food.
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Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Oct 04, 2007 23:41

You know what fixes a bad day?

A nice grilled cheese sandwich, that's what.

This one is Muenster on rye, and it is perfect.

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Post by rainking123 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 14:53

Dark chocolate for me lind intence always hits the spot
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Post by Big Nose » Fri Oct 05, 2007 15:15

squirrelboutique wrote:You know what fixes a bad day?

A nice grilled cheese sandwich, that's what.

This one is Muenster on rye, and it is perfect.
Yes, how do you make grilled cheese though? I can do cheese on toast, which sounds rubbish compared to grilled cheese because I don't like toast. I also tend to burn my toast around the edges and undercook the cheese. I can nail the most intricate of recipes, but cheese on toast is an art. I hope grilled cheese is easier.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Oct 05, 2007 15:25

Butter bread, put on some cheese, and toss it into a saute pan and brown it a little on both side.

I totally bought the one I had last night though, from the deli by my house.

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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Oct 05, 2007 15:27

That there's Elvis food.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Oct 05, 2007 15:31

This is the freaking comfort foods thread!

I had a crap day. I needed something nice. And it went well with tomato soup.

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Post by nanski » Mon Oct 08, 2007 08:46

squirrelboutique wrote:You know what fixes a bad day?

A nice grilled cheese sandwich, that's what.
oh, it does, doesn't it?

and in case it isn't obvious (brits are always amazed when they watch me make a grilled cheese sandwich), the butter goes on the side of the bread facing the pan, not the cheese.
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Post by humblebee » Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:09

Call me literal-minded but all this talk of grilled cheese suggests to me the use of a grill. Surely a cheese sandwich cooked in a frying pan, without a grill anywhere to be seen, should be called a fried cheese sandwich, rather than a grilled cheese sandwich.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Oct 08, 2007 16:10

Well, in a diner (where they are a staple) it is cooked on a grill. But remember we don't have "grills" like the UK do: those broiler thingies on the top of your cookers.

I could eat my weight in mac n' cheese right now. I really could. I can't stop thinking of gooey, crusty, mac and cheeeeeese.

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Post by humblebee » Mon Oct 08, 2007 16:19

Just for the record, I had a fried cheese sandwich for lunch, and it was jolly nice.

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Post by crystalball » Mon Oct 08, 2007 16:26

alongwalkhome wrote:Well, in a diner (where they are a staple) it is cooked on a grill. But remember we don't have "grills" like the UK do: those broiler thingies on the top of your cookers.
So don't you even have grills in your ovens?

And is that what you call a broiler? I understand everything now!

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Post by stolenwine » Mon Oct 08, 2007 16:39

we have a "broil" setting in the oven, and it just heats up the top er...heating rod thing of the oven really high, so you can brown cheese on top of lasagne etc.

we don't have grills on top with gas flames coming out of it (well, i've never seen one in canada anyway) we don't have one in our currenet flat in london either. i wish we did, because they're so handy and quick for cheese on toast. we've had to make our cheese on toast in the oven for the past 2 years. it's criminal!

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Post by crystalball » Mon Oct 08, 2007 16:43

Oh but you can make a fantastic cheese on toast on that grill/broiler thing in the oven. That's just as good! It's no different to browing cheese on top of lasagne, I promise and just as tasty as making it on the gas thing on top of the old-fashioned cookers.

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Post by stolenwine » Mon Oct 08, 2007 16:44

i guess i prefer those flame-grill thingies because they're SO fast! i also like the novelty of seeing flames in the kitchen.
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Post by crystalball » Mon Oct 08, 2007 16:48

That's true: gas grills are super fast. When I moved here from Greece I used to burn *everything* because I was so used to cooking with electricity.

Anyway, back to comfort eating. Homemade veggie burgers for me, with loads of sliced gherkins and barbecue sauce. Mmm.

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Post by stolenwine » Mon Oct 08, 2007 16:59

yum! do you have a recipe?

i haven't eaten anything at all today. this is partly because i'm sick, but i'm feeling hungry now and i think some nice tomatoey soup is in order.

i love soup.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Oct 08, 2007 17:07

"various things" on toast were my biggest hold out when I lived in the UK. It's just not how we tend to do things. Yes, there are "open-face sandwiches" on menus and "chipped beef on toast" was a holdover from the military, but it's not so much of a way of life as it is in the UK. I think it's all down to the grill. It took me a year to figure out how to use the grill, but now, being back here, I miss it!

Another one of my favorite comfort foods: Pepperidge Farm Stuffing. And my mom always puts mushrooms and onions in it. I could eat a troth of that shit.

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Post by Mr Bear » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:51

I had a bloody lovely comfort dinner the other night. From nowhere I got a craving for it exactly as I ended up doing it - I had one of those home-bake baguettes filled with proper chips, grated mature cheddar and brown sauce. It was magnificent.

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