Once again, I’m joining the weekly blog challenge at Long and Short Reviews. Check out some of the other authors too. This week’s topic: Favorite Comfort Foods and Why.
Comfort food is a dangerous one for me, because the truth is I should probably take less comfort in food, and more comfort in exercise. That being said, there are a few items on my comfort food list.
Grits: I miss grits. I grew up in the Southern US, so I ate them fairly religiously. I never thought much about liking or not liking it because, well, in the south you get grits for breakfast or you go hungry. I wouldn’t mind some at the moment though.
Deep fried octopus: I never thought it would become a favorite, but there it is. Octopus, squid, and eel are common in Asian food dishes and in all honesty, I really like octopus. Oh well.
Chocolate Chip Cookies: The world’s best cookies. I struggle between regular chocolate chip and oatmeal chocolate, though I seem to have more cooking successes with oatmeal chocolate chip. I have yet to achieve the perfect cookie-I still fiddle around with the flour/baking soda ratio. If anyone has tips, please leave them in the comments.
White Castle Cheeseburgers: My dad used to take me to pick up an order of White Castle cheeseburgers with him when I was young. (Guess my age!) My mother wasn’t a fan, but Dad let me ride beside him in the passenger seat. It was a daddy-daughter outing only as my mother didn’t much like them. If I was good, he’d sneak me a few Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich cookies while we went to get White Castle cheeseburgers. I haven’t had one in decades, likely, but I mainly think of them when I think of my dad. ( Are Nutter Butters still around?)
Rice Krispie Treats: are awesome!!!!!!! So, I have a friend, a Japanese woman whom I work with. One day, we decided to take our kids out to the park and bring some snacks. I made Rice Krispie treats. She took one look at them and squealed with joy. I was so shocked. She later told me she’d live in America for two years when she was in elementary school and one of her favorite memories of American life was Rice Krispie Treats. Like I said, Rice Krispie Treats are awesome.