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Old 15-11-2012, 14:36   #1
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Fave Comfort Food

When I wrote my first cookbook, other cruising sailors told me their favorite fall-back food was canned chicken a la king. I think it was Swansons, and it may still be available. Also praised for its quality compared to other brands was Dinty Moore beef stew. With so many other convenience foods available now in other forms, what is your favorite comfort food that requires little or no prep?
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Old 15-11-2012, 15:27   #2
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Nice warm brownies mmmmmmmm
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Re: Fave Comfort Food

Little or no prep comfort food?
Would have to be an omelette.
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Re: Fave Comfort Food

There are no convenience foods sold where we are now -- Fethiye, Turkey. What I wouldn't give for some of those convenience foods that we used to take for granted! Not that we ate canned foods very often, but it sure was great to be able to simply open a can and in a few minutes have something hot and filling on a cold day. Cooking from scratch is healthier and I do enjoy cooking, but it would be lovely to have a few cans of Dinty Moore Beef Stew or any canned chicken or canned chili for those times when we want something quick. A few jars of picante salsa or salsa verde would be nice to have on hand too. I so miss enchiladas suizas and soft chicken tacos. Would probably be willing to pay $20 per pound for Monterrey Jack cheese about now, if such were available.

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Re: Fave Comfort Food

Grilled cheese sandwiches (we use cheddar usually but emmantauler is nice as well) with dill pickles on the side!
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Grilled cheese sandwiches (we use cheddar usually but emmantauler is nice as well) with dill pickles on the side!
Now you are just teasing me! We can't buy cheddar or Emmantauler here. That sounds so good!

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Now you are just teasing me! We can't buy cheddar or Emmantauler here. That sounds so good!

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Sorry about that! The flex pipe in our propane line developed a tear when we were offshore on our way to Morocco so we are cooking on the one alcohol burner from our Origo heater. Brownies or really anything requiring more than one pot is out of the question at the moment. We're at Marina Beuregreg in Rabat and there is a nice grocery store just up the road but I will probably have to go by a hotplate!
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Re: Fave Comfort Food

We always like our Gumbos, and fish and rice dishes that we can make in one pot! they take a little prep work but are worth it !! and of course theres meat chili! or fish chili! and when it's rough or the hours have been long, theres always PBnJ !! but we do eat sorta simple !!
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mac & cheese
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Pasta, olive oil, garlic, black pepper, parmesan cheese, and a glass of red wine. I'm going to make some right now.
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Pasta, olive oil, garlic, black pepper, parmesan cheese, and a glass of red wine. I'm going to make some right now.
Mmmm that sounds good. Tonight I am torn between Manicotti or my Pasta Bolognese. Though I need to make another Lasagna soon. Though a big pot of Gumbo always is good too. I got some canned bean sprouts so I think Miso Pork soup will be on the menu sometime this week. Though stir fried tofu and ground pork also sounds good. Mushroom barley soup is always good with some fresh bread and butter too. Then there's...
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Re: Fave Comfort Food

Comfort food gives most comfort during trying times. There is nothing better than opening a thermos filled with a thick soup or stew when conditions are so bad that cooking is out of the question.

I remember a rough trip being made better by a pre-prepared thermos filled with ordinary campbell's tomato soup with a spoonful of curry powder and a liberal dose of black pepper and parmesan cheese. Not the sort of fare I would normally choose, but when wet, cold, miserable and in enormous seas, it was one of the memorable meals of my life.
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Kegery ... Rice with a can of salmon, chopped cellery and hard boiled egg. Delicious!
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Chocolate...

Preferably dark, healthy with antioxidants!
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Beef jerky, or Biltong. Compact, nutritious, tasty, chewy.
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