Comfort eating

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Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:12

alongwalkhome wrote: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!
WaitwaitwaitwaitWAIT! Are you saying you just don't have grills in the USA? Shouldn't that be against your constitution or something?

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Post by crystalball » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:20

lynsosaurus wrote:WaitwaitwaitwaitWAIT! Are you saying you just don't have grills in the USA? Shouldn't that be against your constitution or something?
I think they do, they just call them broilers or something. I still think you can make a perfectly lovely cheese on toast under an electric grill/broiler.

Anyway, I'm having a shit few days but I'm kitchenless again so my comfort eating has involved pizza from a very posh place in Herne Hill which makes them by the metre and you can have two or three different types on one metre of pizza. They come in those massive long boxes too which is hilarious. I'm easily pleased.

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Post by Big Nose » Fri Oct 12, 2007 17:37

Elvis food my arse!

I've been cooking grilled cheese all week, it's a bloody revelation. It's dead easy, quick, and tasty, tasty, very, very tasty. I'll probably die on the toilet soon, but hey, who cares. I never wrote any tunes either. Cheese on toast is so yesterday.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Fri Oct 12, 2007 20:15

Big Nose wrote:Elvis food my arse!
Exactly! Elvis's thing was deep-fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches--grill cheese is positively diet food in comparison!

I had quesadillas for lunch. With a side of friend plantains (speaking of bananas). I don't think I have a comfort food that doesn't involve cheese.

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Post by lilialien » Tue Oct 16, 2007 17:06

for me, waffles and nutella always do the trick...

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Post by crystalball » Tue Oct 23, 2007 19:25

I'm off to make a grill cheese sandwich because I need comforting, damn it. It's been a RUBBISH day. Grill cheese sandwich, as seen on Anorak TV.
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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Oct 23, 2007 19:27

Grilled cheese is even better with tomato soup. There is no more comforting meal.

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Post by crystalball » Tue Oct 23, 2007 19:41

Well, I had it and it was amazing. I hereby declare grill cheese the best thing ever invented. I love America.

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Post by saviourette » Fri Nov 02, 2007 17:35

beef stew&cornbread.
especially the jiffy cornbread from a blue box.

i would make some tonight, but i'll be consuming dinner in another comforting form. namely booze.

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Post by Elvistears » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:30

alongwalkhome wrote:
Big Nose wrote:Elvis food my arse!
Exactly! Elvis's thing was deep-fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches--grill cheese is positively diet food in comparison!
Oh GOD, this sounds nice!

When I saw the title of this thread I thought of banana sandwiches. Preferably with a mug of hot chocolate.

I made a nice red cabbage and apple thing the other day... you eat it as a main, but there's something slightly desertish about it. I remember saying it was comfort food, and the bf asking why.. and me not actually being able to say why it should be. Thinking about it, though... is it food that's sweet or salty, or ideally both, but is usually a main course?

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Post by Sylvie » Fri Dec 07, 2007 22:58

The only thing I actually want at the moment is hot milk with hazelnut syrup. It's slightly disturbing.
Just be nice to me.

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Post by strengthofstrings » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:14

humblebee wrote: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.
Our grill doesn't work, although it lights up, so the only way to make a grilled cheese sandwich is The American Way. I like the term 'fried cheese sandwich'. God, I made one the other which was soooo good. Very simple; just mature cheddar and red onion. But there's something about frying it which adds more 'comfort'. It's very light and fluffy fried.

I'll be honest though, the best grilled cheese I've had was made by an American. The cheese wasn't even cheese, it was Velveeta (like a kraft slice but more orange), but combined with tomato soup it's the food of gods.

My other favourite comfort food is veggie shepherd's pie with lashings of ketchup and Henderson's.

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Post by a layer of chips » Sat Dec 08, 2007 13:43

Could I interest anyone in the concept of a Findus Crispy Pancake sandwich?

You've not lived.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Dec 08, 2007 14:01

It would depend which variety of pancake, really.

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Post by a layer of chips » Sat Dec 08, 2007 14:03

Minced beef and onion, naturally. Chips optional.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Dec 08, 2007 19:30

I could go for a minced beef and onion crispy pancake sandwich, definitely.

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Post by a layer of chips » Sun Dec 09, 2007 08:31

I thought you were vegetarian?

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Post by lynsosaurus » Sun Dec 09, 2007 14:23

How dare you!

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Post by islandhopper » Sun Dec 09, 2007 20:07

squirrelboutique wrote:Grilled cheese is even better with tomato soup. There is no more comforting meal.
I had this combination for dinner today. There's no need for a Sunday roast when this is around.

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Dec 10, 2007 08:11

lynsosaurus wrote:How dare you!
I'm sure you told me last Sunday you were. Stop trying to trick me into thinking you're a vegetarian. I'm fucking sick of you doing that.

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