Let’s face it, we’ve all experienced times when we had to turn to food to help comfort us through a difficult time in our life. Whether it was a break-up, losing your job, financial stress, death…food has the ability to help us get through it. Why? I really don’t know. Maybe its the fact that a lot of our lives revolve around food.
Comfort food: food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal (definition provided by http://www.merriam-webster.com/).
Every celebration I know, no matter what culture, religion, food has a major role. That could be the reason that we find comfort in food when our lives are out of control, we turn to foods that remind us of something special and good. There are cookbooks even that are devoted to comfort food – Whatever the reason might be, I wanted to devote a post to these comfort foods – because like many of you, these 3 best foods have gotten me through some tough times and have helped to provide me the comfort I needed.
So, here are the Best 3 Comfort Foods:
1. Ice Cream
The first pick shouldn’t surprise to anyone. Ice cream is a standard comfort food and probably has contributed to the fortunes of all the ice cream companies in the world. They must make a mint on people like me or any others who have made ice cream a comfort food.
I know personally when I need it, I turn to my favorite – Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Dough. This has been a flavor that has been eaten up when I’ve been involved in break-ups, a stressful day, or just worried about the outcome of a certain action. It has been a constant food in my freezer and has never let me down. Thank you Ben and Jerry’s!
Yes, I will admit it, I could finish the whole carton myself (I will not be ashamed of that!).
Popcorn is another personal comfort food that has been there to get me through some tough times. Why popcorn? I don’t know, I just know that it helps and that is all there is too it!
For my third Best 3 pick, Kraft Dinner was the obvious choice. It’s food that I know I shouldn’t eat because I know it’s not good for me but KD has a way of reminding me of my childhood. It was always a snack in our house – not something that we had a lot…and it’s a food I remember and can associate with good times.
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