Tuesday, August 14, 2007

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

As I sit here scarfing down my giant-ass bowl of Friendlys Mocha Silk {light} ice cream, completely submerged in Redi-Whip, I begin to reflect upon the assortment of foods I turn to in moments of need.

I am definitely a stress eater, and am fully aware that because of my love for all things sugar-laden, I still look like Mrs potato head with boobs, no matter how much I work out. Its the price I pay, but ultimately, I deal with it, because I refuse to give up my comfort foods!

I'm pretty picky about the crap I consume, I mean, if I'm going to put that shit in my body, I'd better be really into it. It can't just be any old crap, it's gotta be the GOOD crap.

My most oft-consumed comfort food would have to be cupcakes, hands down.

There is nothing more satisfying than a luscious cupcake, topped with the most perfect of buttercream {although sometimes mirangue rocks too} icing.

I like to whip up batches of my own, but the do or die cupcake for me definitely comes from the little cupcake bakeshop . These babies are to DIE for. TO DIE. The owners of this Heaven defected from Buttercup Bakery, which is owned by a former Magnolia owner. These little cakes have come SO FAR from the drek that they sell at Magnolia, trust me. I believe I've even incorporated one of the chocolate ones during a particularly amorous bout of foreplay, but I digress...this is NOT that kind of blog post!

Moving on, when I can't have access to my lovely cupcakes above, or am too lazy to bake, I go for my old stand-by, Little Debbies Oatmeal Creme pie.

I don't know what it is about this sexy little cookie, but I really dig that combo of fake chemically-enhanced cream sandwiched between two soft, chewy oatmeal cookies. You definitely can't eat just one { well, I definitely can't } and by the time the box of 12 is gone, you have completely forgotten all of your woes. No fretting allowed around THIS dessert.

{I've tried a lot of other Little Debbies snack cake thingies, but the Oatmeal Cream pies seem to have a special je ne sais quoi that I just don't try to mess with.}

As I salivate over the thought of that last item, let me tell you about my absolute favorite comfort food.

Drumroll please....

It's the infamous peanut butter and jelly sandwich. With a side of choccie milk {yea, I said choccie. If it's not choccie milk, it's not the real thing. Clearly}.

The peanut butter has got to be Skippy. It can't be crunchy. The jelly has to be purple. The bread has to be some sort of grainy thing, and it needs to be smeared about 3 inches deep with pb. The jelly should be sparse, but just enough to give the sandwich a kick. And the choccie milk needs to be very, very chocolatey. This combo does well after a really shitty day, but I also enjoy it after a really hot bout of fucking. But again, not that kind of post.

So there you have it. You now know what makes me tick, what keeps me sane, and what keeps me from being the playboy playmate we all know I should be.

So what are YOUR comfort foods? C'mon people. Dish!!


DrunkBrunch said...

Mine is SO Midwest, but when I'm stressed my comfort foods are chips & french onion dip.

I think it's the repetitive hand-to-mouth motion, since I used to smoke.

Ha Ha Sound said...

My comfort foods are (in no particular order):
1) Spaghetti with my mother's pomodoro sauce
2) Eggrolls (with spicy mustard)
3) Egg McMuffins (gross, I know, but my grandparents used to get me McDonald's for breakfast as a special treat when I was a kid)
4) A Bistro Burger from the Corner Bistro
5) Eggs Benedict
6) Bagels with whitefish salad or belly lox

i like cheese said...

Brunchy--I didnt even want to discuss my SAVORY comfort foods, because that's a whole chapter unto itself. But chips and onion dip are seriously THE BOMB. Lipton Onion Soup mix and sour cream. Oh yes.

HaHa--Your list sounds like my day after a drunken binge!!

charm city cupcake said...

My comfort foods are definitely savory and of the Indian persuasion (although if you leave me alone with a baguette, triple creme cheese, olives, and stuffed grape leaves, don't expect any to be left when you come back).

I loooove PB&J, but I can't eat it as lunch - lunch needs to be savory! I eat it as dessert for lunch! I'm piggy like that. Creamy Skippy honey roasted and raspberry (or blackberry) jam.

Dre said...

i myself love grilled cheese, mashed potatoes w/ chile, lays and tabasco, a little thing i call "birthday" which is cake + ice cream,bologna sandwiches and
homemade popcorn.

i could actually go on forever, but these are the top faves.

SarahLeigh said...

1. Mac and Cheese
2. Grilled Cheese
3. Tortilla Soup
4. Nectarine Pie a la mode
5. Peanut Butter and Butter Sandwich, Toasted. ( no really, it's damn good.)

Hex said...

the mac, the cheese, the potato chips crushed over the top.

don't get no bettah.

l3 said...

comfort food? EASY. grilled cheese. its all i want when i'm sick or cranky or tired... though i did stop and get a cupcake on my particularly shitty day last friday... phish food is another good one...

you and dooce both blogged about little debbie cream cakes today.
and i've never had one. i'm thinking i need to fix that.

Lokey said...

Little Debbie Double Decker Oatmeal Creme Pies

Chocolate Ice Cream smothered in microwaved/melted peanut butter

Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Cream sandwiches

Totinos pizza with mayonaisse mixed into the cheese and toppings after it has been cooked