For me, it's mashed potatoes and gravy, or homemade soup.
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OOOOOHHHHH, yeeeeeessssss..... Mashed taters with a well in the center deep enough for copious amounts of gravy...LOL... Also baked macaroni and cheese, fried chicken and deep, dark, chocolate cake- double layer.... UUUGH, I think I said too much...LOL
golddust, if heaven is an entire fried chicken, tomorrow Popeyes is selling 8 pieces of chicken for $4.99, a bonafide bargain. Give me a sweet potatoe casserole, so good a vice-prez from Indiana will love it.
Macaroni and cheese.
Grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Hummus with Tabasco.
Actually, all of the above with Tabasco.
Cheese and crackers.
There's a Popeyes in Toledo? (eyes open) where?!
Ditto on the mashed potatoes and gravy! (Second helping always mandatory.)
Also, cherry cheesecake.
And scrambled eggs for breakfast when I've got orange juice to drink with them. The combination always makes me think of my grandmother, even though I can't exactly duplicate the wonderfully buttery, fluffy, airy scrambled eggs I recall her making when I was little.
I'm with ya, jmleong, on the cherry cheesecake! Also, a chocolate dairy queen ice cream cone.
Myself: Macaroni and Stewed Tomatoes
Wife: Homeade Chicken Soup
Popeye's Chicken would be a very close second for myself.
Their service isn't so great but LOVE thair chicken!!!!
BTW, I'd had a coupon I had been waiting to use that was good yesterday only. It was 10 pcs. for 7.99. At the last minute we decided to have company for dinner so I opted to use another coupon that was for 11 pcs. and 2 large sides and 5 bisquits for 13.99. When I went to get it the girls asked if I had one of the 10 pc. "Customer Appreciation" coupons. I allowed I did but instead was going to use the other one. She advised "Good thing because we aren't accepting them". I asked why not and she said because the computer was not accepting them. Since I had no issue with the one I was using I didn;t make any issue out of it but when she said she'd had a lot of angry customers. I said well I'm sure you have!! If I were the manager, I'd had done whatever it took to honor that coupon as I think any level headed person would do. That was TERRIBLE PR for anyone who was going to use it. I had mine for at least 3 weeks just waiting to use it.
Beer is my favorite comfort food, followed by a number of pasta dishes (especially with a cream sauce).
Depends on the time of day!
Breakfast would have to be Sausage gravy and biscuits.
Lunch - cheeseburger
Dinner - fried chicken, mashed taters and gravy
Dessert - that's a toughie. Peach pie in season comes to mind, but I had a pumpkin roll the other day that still makes my mouth water...
I gotta say nothing beats fried chickens decadence. Side of mashed w/ gravy, damn! And Popeyes is really great like you all have said, the service does suck, but it’s worth it. Luckily it is on the other end of town so I am not tempted that often.
Mashed potatoes, any old way, hot or cold with or without gravy.
Spaghetti, preferably cold leftovers (don't ask me why cuz I don't know.)
Cherry Garcia ice cream for the really bad, bad days
Hot Roast Beef sandwich on rye with gravy, mashed potatoes and a side of stewed tomtoes from Red Wells
A nice big greasey Gino's pizza with lots of cheese and pepperoni.
Am I the only one who thinks Popeye's Sux?
At least the two times I gave the one on Secor a shot the bird was dry and the skin was leathery.
There are better places out there for chicken. Anyone ever been out to the Cold Keg in Swanton? They have a broaster from the 1950's I think that still puts out some fine eatin'!!
DEFINITELY the broasted chicken from Cold Keg! One of my first jobs was at a restaurant that broasted their chicken and I've not liked it cooked any other way since!
I also like mashed taters, but just with butter and some shredded cheddar, never been a fan of gravy except on fries. Panera had mac n cheese for several weeks that was to die for. But it was just a test item and it's not on the menu right now. That stuff was AMAZING! And my sis makes a totally delicious broccoli casserole every year for Thanksgiving dinner that we all wait for with drool coming out of the corners of our mouths!
OK,I'm hungry now too..LOL
Broasted IS good, but sometimes I need the crunch and spice of Popeyes. Zeilers on Lewis just over the line has a broaster. Places that broast are few and far between, I think you need a special license or something since the units are patented. We are going to lunch for pizza and now I want chicken.
My favoriteis fried chicken, french fries and coleslaw. Have it every Friday. Also any kind of pie.
holland....I'm with you on Red Wells also......except their stewed tomatoes are Soooooo sweet!!!! More like a dessert.....
For a true foodie, reading all of these posts is like reading porn....LOL. LOVE Red Wells and Popeye chicken is pretty good but after coming back from Pigeon Forge and eating it down there, with fried okra, mashed potatoes and gravy, well.. it pales in comparison. Thanks Ronaldo for the tip though- I know what to feed the kids for dinner today. Angryconsumer: my late ex mother-in-law used to make macaroni and stewed tomatoes with pieces of bacon and the bacon grease in it. The family grew up on food stamps and with 6 kids she had to make due at the end of the month so she came up with that dish. I grew up in Sylvania and my own mom would have never served that for a meal but, I gotta say, it tastes great. I make it from time to time now- I have labeled the dish "heart attack" for obvious reasons but it tastse like a bacon and tomato sandwhich- just warm and without the bread... I have to go now. Need some private time.... LOL
golddust, Now that's just not fair, comparing the chicken we have available here in toledo do what is just normal fair down south!!
I know but I have been home for over a week and I can still taste it.. it haunts me... LOL. Reminds me of a time when I was an exchange student to the Dominican Republic in 1977 (I am 46) and ate chocolate there. Rich, dark, I had never tasted anything like it before and found chocolate here to pale in comparison. Even Hershey's Special Dark did not compare. For years I never found anything to compare until a couple of years ago when 65, 70, 85 percent cocoa chocolate came on the market. The 70 percent is exactly what I remember from all of those years ago... Yeah, I am kinda obsessed with food...LOL... Surprising I am not 500 poinds by now...
OK, someone mentioned earlier that back in the depression people had to make things stretch ~~ and my grandma used to make this so I am sure that is where it came from........Macaroni and Catsup ~~ (whatever your preferred spelling is). Although I have since replaced the Catsup with Tomato Sauce.
I'm not Canadian, but went on a girls weekend several years back with some friends to Canada and was "forced" to try gravy fries. I quote forced because I absolutely HATE gravy, but OMG are gravy fries ever the most amazing food on the face of the earth! LOL
Zeilers wings are awesome! Surprised no one mentioned homefries.
Spanish rice with gobs of Velveeta cheese and nachos from Taco Bell.
grilled cheese sandwich with peanut butter and pickles. Try it!
Zingerman's corned beef sandwich would be my comfort food if I lived in Ann Arbor.
Is Popeye's really that good? Special seasoning, or something? I've never stopped by there because I've never heard anything good or bad.
posted by madjack on Apr 22, 2009 at 01:04:49 pm #
Phil43606 mentioned recipes that originated during the Great Depression, and it reminded me of my great-grandfather's potato soup. He had to feed 9 kids during the '30s! Ingredients: Potatoes, milk, water, salt, butter, eggs and flour (or was it baking powder? Somewhere along the line my family began substituting Bisquick mix to make the egg dumplings).
A big bowl of it on a cold winter night warms the tummy and the heart, too.
ilovetoled: oh man I haven't had a bacon sandwhich in years now I want one.
Ever had jowl meat? It's basically a really fatty and delicious bacon, wont tell you where it comes from on the pig though lol.
Jowl sandwiches, yum I need to go to the House of Meats and get some tonight.
jmleong: I love potato soup and I use instant mashed potato flakes to thicken it instead of flour and I add a little chicken seasoning- bouillon, and celery and onion to it as well.
Ah, occasionally we'd add some onion and/or chunks of ham to ours. But when I make it for myself I usually stick to the basics.
An vanilla malt from Schmuker's Oh Gawd...just the thought of it makes me drool on the keyboard.