Thursday, January 25, 2007

Comfort and Joy

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to Comfort Foods. In fact, the very definition of comfort food can vary from person to person.

Some of my favorite comfort foods, in no particular order:

Mashed potatoes
Apple pie (peach will do in a pinch)
Clam chowder
Devil’s food cake
Sourdough bread
Cheese Doodles
Ham (preferably on a biscuit)

I don’t need comforting today, but I will be making a trip to the grocery store after work. And since I’m going anyway, it would be pretty stupid of me to not buy some kind of comfort food, just in case. I mean, you just never know. I’m thinking maybe the bread, the pie, and the Doodles. It’s going to be a cold weekend (possibly with frozen precip) since there’s an Alberta Clipper rudely pushing its way through here, so I’d best stock up on hot chocolate fixings, too.

About the mashed potatoes – it probably does belong at the head of the list. I have a friend whom I’ve known since elementary school. Up until we were in our late 20s, every time one of us would get depressed, we’d get together and fix a big pot of mashed potatoes. They had to be the real thing, too – no fake potatoes for us. Then we’d take the pot, set it in the middle of the kitchen table, and sit down with spoons. We haven’t done that in a long time, mainly because we realized that all those potatoes (and milk and butter) weren’t ultimately going to do our butts any favors, but I will never, ever pass up a nice (yeah okay, heaping) serving of mashed potatoes when I see them. They're total Comfort City. Add a pie (okay, a piece of pie, then) and you're looking at Blissful, Joyful Comfort.

What do you like to eat for a little comfort boost?

Twisted Linguistics today look like this:

Porfolio – What you get when you make some really bad investments.

ludicrious – Sad Luddites.

morining – Marauding morons.

osteropath – A trail designated for “Ostriches Only.”

helicoper – Saying hi to the nice policeman.

quatation – A witticism attributed to a duck.

dellusions – Convincing oneself that one knows how to use the new Inspiron laptop.

This was in my regular e-mail’s spam folder. I thought it was funny as hell that some idiot was trying to pass himself off as my ISP. If you’re going to try and scam someone, you should at least know how to write a proper spam.

The link in this massage will be expire within 24 Hours . You have to update your payment information

Riiiiight. I'll get right on that. Not. I wouldn't mind hearing more about the massage, though.

What kind of food are you?

You Are Thai Food

Trendy yet complex.
People seek you out - though they're not sure why.


Kanrei said...

Tacos. When I was a kid and was sent to live with my dad for a few years Taco night was the only night he was not a prick. It was a different man when he made tacos so to this day I still keep Saturday night as Taco night and remember the only time my real-father was actually a good guy.

Kanrei said...

You Are Japanese Food

Strange yet delicious.
Contrary to popular belief, you're not always eaten raw.

Not sure how to take that one to be honest...

Serena Joy said...

I like tacos. They're not on my CF list, though; mainly because they give me the Heartburn From Hell. I got an extreme CF item at the store -- peach turnovers. Yum-EEE.

Contrary to popular belief, you're not always eaten raw.

Not sure how to take that one to be honest...

I've heard some guys say... Nope, never mind, not going there. Just take it and run with it, kiddo. LOL!

Kanrei said...

Pretzels are another big one. On my way home today I bought a big box of sour dough pretzels. I am going to sit down and eat most of the box today as well. I got yelled at and hung up on today by an employee and I cannot fire them because I am not a manager. I must just sit, take it, complain to my boss, and stew.

Roxan said...

***You Are French Food***

Snobby yet ubiquitous.
People act like they understand you more than they actually do.

Triskets, cream cheese and summer sausage-That's my favorite comfort food.

Serena Joy said...

Those sourdough pretzels sound yummy, Kan. Why did an employee yell at you? That sounds awfully rude. I hope you yelled back before he/she hung up.

I love cream cheese, Roxan, and Triskets are okay, but I run from summer sausage.:)

Kanrei said...

I did not and they yelled because I was the messenger and they shoot messengers. Basically I was telling him he could not work tonight because he did not do what was asked of him to make sure he could work tonight. He still does not want to do what he must do to work, but is pissed that he will not work. He tried to go above my head and I succeeded in going above the person he went to which only made him more mad and he hung up on me.

Serena Joy said...

Somebody needs to teach that boy some manners, Kan. It's terribly tacky and crass to shoot the messenger. Hope you have a better day tomorrow.

Corn Dog said...

I like cottage cheese dipped out of the plastic container with a potato chip while standing at the kitchen counter. Comfort Food + Ritual

Serena Joy said...

Hmmm. I like cottage cheese and I like potato chips, but I never thought of dipping the chips in the cottage cheese. It actually sounds pretty good.

littlebirdblue said...

Are you kidding? I've lived on chips & cottage cheese for like, days. Okay, hours...okay, okay, as many minutes as it takes me to eat a whole tub and half a bag and then I have to go lie down.

I don't feel so good.

***You Are Japanese Food***

Strange yet delicious.
Contrary to popular belief, you're not always eaten raw.

Serena Joy said...

I have to lie down when I've been on a potato chip binge. If there's nobody around to see me making a pig of myself, I'll knock off half a bag in no time. God, once I start dipping them in the cottage cheese, they'll have to pump my stomach.

Scary Monster said...

Comforting yet overwhelming.
People love you, but sometimes you're just too much. Me be Italian food.
That's a hoot!
Cuz me comfort food involves a spoon and a tub of any flavor ice cream (except rum raisin)or a jar of super dooper extra crunchy peanut butter, it reminds me of when me gets to nibble on buildings.

Liz said...

My daughter adores mashed potato. Really adores it. Chocolate is my mian comfort food, but as I'm trying to be healthy, I eat grapes by the pound.

Serena Joy said...

I like grapes. If I could get them chocolate-covered, I'd be in heaven.:)