I made my first ever loaf of banana bread this past weekend. Normally I end up tossing the occasional banana we don't eat until it's past it's prime. But over the weekend I had 3 over ripe bananas. I also never ventured to do this before because to me the best part of banana bread are the walnuts. But my husband is allergic to nuts. But i found some sugar free chocolate chips in the cupboard which the recipe said I could add (I wouldn't have thought of that) and I had all of the other ingredients and banana bread felt like it would be comfort food.
It was heavier than I would have liked, but not bad for a first effort. My grandmother baked so my mother never did - so I didn't learn as a child. And with my sweet tooth (actually carb tooth) i've stayed away from baking. But I don't think it was really comfort food good. It was just OK. Eating the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips without needing the butter and flour and eggs would have been more comforting.
My grandmother's chicken, which is sort of a chicken paprikash without sour cream; kasha with mushrooms and onions; glazed carrots; and cucumber salad (that's where the sour cream ends up). And ice cream for dessert.
My quick comfort food with foods I normally have at home would be 1 slices of Dave's killer 21 grain bread, with chunky peanut butter and apricot preserves. I always have those things in the house.
@ninaTx Grandmother Hungarian? Lived there ages ago. Shops had rotisserie chickens with Hungarian Paprika. Heavenly. Left alone in a room with a box of Wheat thins ( olive oil and pepper ) and assortment of cheeses, none of it would make it out alive. Moral of the story, . . . don't buy Wheat Thins. Christine
I'm never without pasta in the pantry. In fact it will be dinner tonight.
I couldn't agree with you more. Comfort food should be carbs sugar and fat. My grandmother's chicken doesn't work if you take the skin off the chicken.
I not only love carbs but my body requires them. I went on high protein, low carb diets twice - and both times I passed out. I mean literally my blood will not carry O2 to my brain without enough carbs. Not giving them up - never.
I adore pasta.. but all carbs are good. Actually, a nice comfort treat for me is a bowl of spaghetti with just butter and fresh grated parmesan cheese.
My quickie comfort food isn't really a comfort food - it's what I have for breakfast every day, and I love it - and my house is comfort food bereft because i'd eat it all.
@ninaTx Buttered noodles, yum! I like the parmesan on them too. This morning I would love avocado toast with some spicy seasoning on top, but alas, no avocados. Also no bread. Good grief, I need groceries!!
OK, that made me really laugh out loud, and I'm still chuckling. Something about .. "no avocados <pause> and no bread" just the timing as I read it was funny. Sorry to laugh at your predicament. But Been There, Did That, Got the T-shirt, Threw it Out, Got it Again.
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