Monday, April 1, 2013

Comfort Food

Do you have a “comfort food”?

It might be something from your youth. For example, ThatManILove loves him some New York style hotdog. If you don’t know what this is (for they rarely serve them in West Texas!), it’s a hot dog with mustard, lettuce, tomato, and pickles. No chili. And the only place locally he can get them is (1) at home, when he makes them, and (2) at Der Wienerschnitzel, which is located 20 miles away in Odessa.

For me? It’s Starbucks Venti Chai, no water.

Foodwise? Cornbread, with a little bit of sweet to it. Lordy, I do love me some cornbread. And blackeyed peas, please.

My comfort food used to be Cool Ranch Doritos and a Dr. Pepper. I really thought that was great food for breakfast (oh, yeah...I’m an oilfield gal!). I rarely drink Dr. Pepper now, but I will sneak a Cool Ranch Dorito chip or two!

When Outback came to town (I celebrated that day!), we would always start out a meal with Aussie Cheese Fries. Until I read the calorie count in those puppies a couple of years ago. I couldn’t believe it.

And now, the Aussie Cheese Fries have made the #1 listing in the Men’s article “The 20 Worst Foods In America” - with a rocking 2900 calories per order.

A Little Bit of Heaven...That Goes Straight To My Butt
My Chai didn’t make it, but it should have, at 300+ calories, and that’s with low-fat milk.

I quit. If you see me going thru the Starbucks drive-thru, feel free to stop me and check me for drinks. And pour them out.

So, what's your comfort food?


  1. Mine is and always will be cheese burgers. Mom used to tell me that when I was little, like 4 or 5, I would tell her I was feeling sick but a hamburger would make me feel better. And it has to have mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, and onion. You can add bacon every now and then, too. I also enjoy raw food. I like to peal a potato, cut it up and eat it while watching TV and blogging. Raw green, red, yellow peppers,with ranch dressing, and cabbage leaves are good too... with salt.

  2. Every food is comfort to me. My biggest problem is food commercials. If I have in my kitchen what they are advertising, I have a yearning for it. I can get hungry for plain mayonnaise if that's what the commercial is about.

  3. I like a good Chicago style pizza & dog.

    Not for the same meal.

    Luckily you can get them just about anywhere around these parts.

  4. I think lemon or pecan pie would rate highly. Or pizza from the Pizza Hut. But I'm not too particular — I'll eat almost anything. Including my own cooking.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting


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