Friday, 5 June 2015

My Top 6 Comfort Foods

Comfort food to me is food that brings back memories, brings solace to you when you're feeling down and gives you a warm hug from the inside. Ok it's cheesy but it's the truth right? After having a long winded conversation with my mum about comfort food, i thought i would put together a list of my favourites and see if any of you agree with me.

1. Roast dinner
 Nothing in this world beats my mums roast dinner and no matter how many times i eat them at my in laws, the carvery etc; they never compare to hers. The nostalgia behind a roast dinner is what makes it number one for me. I have fond memories of doing my homework on a sunday evening and the smell of it making it's way up the stairs and distracting me. I love every part of a roast dinner but the ultimate part is my mums gravy, it's the best.

2. Toast
 Everyone likes their toast different but the way i like it, is just browned and you have to butter it straight away so the butter melts completely. I can't eat toast that is burnt or still has globules of cold butter in a corner. Toast is the quick fix of comfort food.

3. Pancakes
 Coming home from school to a stack of them in the kitchen on pancake day is an awesome memory and one i still relive today (except for the school part) i can't cook them to save my life so i rely on my mum. They're such a basic thing but once you chuck some sugar and lemon on them they become something much more special.

4. Home made chips
 I'm not a massive fan of chips and would sooner have veg or sweet potato wedges but homemade chips make me think of my childhood. We have a potato crimper that makes crinkle cut chips and i have fond memories when i was a kid of my mum using it to make these amazing looking bits of potato that went so crispy and delicious i couldn't get enough of them. They have to be left alone once they're cooked and just have some sea salt on them. Bliss.

5. Mashed Swede
 I guess this is my equivalent to mash (the ultimate comfort food for most people). For those not in the know, a swede is basically a turnip. I cook it, mash it, add some butter and pepper and voila! Perfect comfort food.

6. Chicken and stuffing sarnies
 Shock horror but i have never liked sandwiches unless they have a hot filling.Cold sandwiches have a really weird taste and texture which makes me feel ill but having a hot sandwich is a completely different ball game, especially my chicken and stuffing sandwiches. I cook up some stuffing then warm up some chicken, shove it all in a buttie and job done, perfect comfort food pick me up.

Do you agree with my choices? What are your favourite comfort foods?

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