October 26, 2012

Edible Pick-Me-Ups: My Top 5 Comfort Foods + Have a Happy Fall Weekend!

Comfort food always has a way of making life a little brighter. Don't you think? Everyone has a pick-me-up type of food...a bar of chocolate and even a cup of coffee can make us feel good.
Food and comfort definitely go hand in hand; I don't know about you, but I always love eating something hearty when I'm feeling down.
Well, I'd like to share my top five feel-good foods that always make my mood a whole lot brighter when...
I'm tired after a long busy day or when things are rough.


I am a total cheese (all kinds) lover. I love buttered crunchy, crispy, crust bread hot from the oven. Yum!
I am definitely not a sugar addict, but I am definitely a chocolate addict! Every once in a while, I allow myself to have this velvety smooth treat. 
White Bean Soup.

I love (any kind of) soup all year round. It's an absolute comfort food for me. Chicken soup, Cream of Tomato Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Corn Chowder, Pumpkin Soup...I could go on and on.
Whenever I'm not feeling well pasta has always a way that makes me feel better!

What is your go-to comfort food, my dears?

I wish you all a weekend filled with brightness, love, joy and peace and...delicious treats!

Have a great one! xx

82 comments:

Renae said...

Betty - I haven't seen you my direction in a long time. The other day I accident popped a comment into my spam folder and what did I see? I had several wonderful followers in there that were in there not by my doing?!! I just checked it again. Glad that didn't happen to you. Oh and btw, I can't eat cheese or dairy all the much. I am glad someone (you) can. Have a happy weekend and happy Halloween!!!!

Angel Corrochano said...

Estas series de comida que preparas son deliciosas fotografías, dan ganas de dejarlo todo y salir a comprar un sadwichs
Cordiales saludos

Sandy said...

Mac & cheese is a go to food for me! Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandra said...

i love cheese, all kinds and on crackers or bread is fine. i love bread, any kind of bread and that is what i want when i am sick, dry toast if i am sick with a little butter. my comfort food and my favorite food is a hamburger,

It's me said...

I am hungry now.....happy weekend...love Ria...xxx...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I'm definitely hungry now, Betty!! Actually, I have very little appetite these days for anything, stay too busy to eat and then have to remind myself!! Getting old, unfortunately, doesn't mean getting smart!! But at least I don't have a "too much" weight problem!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Lynn said...

My niece and I had this conversation recently. I always opt for buttered toast with a poached egg. She loves Havarti cheese.

Your list is all good - any of those things are awesome.

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

this is a great list of comfort foods. i need a hot cup of soup today, here in Missouri. Brrr cold.

Have a great weekend.

T

Joan said...

Meatloaf and mashed potatoes! :)

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Bitch said...

In this state I am in just now.. I LOVE ANYTHING, EVERYTHING just you name it!!!

Wish you all the best and an even better weekend!!!

Bob Bushell said...

I'm a vegeterian curry eater, nice and hot, there are so many dishes, but they are Indianian.

Pedro Luis López Pérez said...

Siempre es un placer visitar Tu espacio lleno de gastronomia Feliz.
Un abrazo.

sky-blu-pink said...

Ooh! I agree with you on lots of these! My top 6 would be:
Bread pudding
Cheese
Rice pudding
Soup
Boiled egg and soldiers
Crumpets and Marmite
Makes me feel in need of one of these, or one of yours on this cold damp day in London!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I agree! Bread and soup usually does it for me. Or if I'm in a sweet mood, it's chocolate all the way.

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

My comfort foods are pizza,pasta,french fries,chicken and chocolate.
Have a nice weekend!

Jim said...

You are making me hungry. lol
Hope all is good and have a great weekend.

DIMI said...

Μού αρέσουν οι σοκολάτες πολύ,κάτι πού μού έμεινε από τήν Αυστραλία,από φαγητά,κάτι μέ μακαρόνια,φρικασέ,ότι ελληνικό !!Καλό Σ/Κ Μπέτη!Καλά νά περνάς!Φιλιά!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Looking at this good food has made me hungry. I love,love,love, chocolate.A hearty soup is a good food when I am not feeling well. Must have my daily bread.

Chatty Crone said...

Peanut butter and chocolate! Yum!

Lois Evensen said...

Chocolate. It's a food group, you know. ;)

Love your post. We had comfort food for dinner tonight: Norwegian meat cakes, green peas, boiled potatoes, spinach and tomato salad. Yum.

Ms. A said...

Coffee, chocolate, pasta and breads! Love them!

Magia da Inês said...

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▒✿ Olá, amiga!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
✿✿彡

eileeninmd said...

Hi Betty, I am with you on the bread and cheese, chocolate, pasta and pizza. Also, spicy chili and shrimp in garlic sauce. I wish you a happy weekend!

Riot Kitty said...

Mashed potatoes, hands down.

Cloudia said...

mmmmm!
Happy & Comfort sound GOOD, LOL


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Mark said...

Honestly, my list almost mirrors yours, except for the pasta. Give me a wedge of cheese and it's history, the same with bread, chocolate.
Gotta go get a snack now.

diane b said...

Love your mouth watering pics of your comfort food. Mine are mint chocolate, ginger, spaghetti, bananas, fruit cake.

Nancy Claeys said...

Bread and peanut butter. :)

Nevine Sultan said...

Dearest Betty,

I just had bread and butter for breakfast; there is nothing more yummy in the morning. But when it's comfort food I need, I have to admit that pasta is truly my downfall. Really, I do love carbs, but pasta is my all-time favorite. A nice basil & tomato sauce, some freshly grated parmesan, and a nice twist to the black pepper grinder... and I'm in heaven. :-)

I hope your weekend is filled with tasty treats and lovely moments.

Big hugs.

Nevine

Magia da Inês said...

▒✿▒✿▒✿✿彡
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▒✿ Olá, amiga!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
✿✿彡

Betty Manousos said...

teresa coltrin @journaling woman, please stay warm!

Christa Mavropoulou said...

και εγώ πεινάω Μπέτυ μου-)))
αλλάζω ρουχαλάκια,και βουρ για ρετσινούλα-)))
σου εύχομαι ένα όμορφο ΣΒΚ...και...έχω μία κλήρωση αν σε ενδιαφέρει-)))
φιλιάαααααααααααααα

Robert Geiss said...

Pasta and salsa from home.
A hot cup of black tea with a trace of lemon.
Christmas biscuits.

Please have a kind Sunday.

imac said...

Ive just been nibbling on crackers,lol.

Cheryl said...

Chocolate popped to mind but in winter it's definitely mashed potatoes.

Thanks for sharing your great photos of all of this delicious food with us at YSB.

KrippledWarrior said...

without a doubt or slight hesitation, my go-to comfort food is PIZZA.

How are you Betty?
xoxoxo
Kurt

Catherine said...

Chocolate, white buns with butter, ice cream, cereal, and a nice hot cup of tea. Gosh....now I'm hungry! :(
xo Catherine

Elizabeth Anderson said...

Homemade Chicken soup, chicken stew, cinnamon toast, bowl of cereal :D

Epicuros said...

Greek olives and bread! Some olive oil will add taste. Traditional in the country of olive groves... :-)

BlueShell said...

Hi,
Just popped by to wish you a happy weekend.
Hugs
Bshell

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Emm in London said...

Gorgeous photos! I love it when you write about food! I love cheese too and hot chocolate or Milo. I'm not meant to eat wheat but pasta, pizza and bread are what I seek out when I need comfort!!

Fer said...

Rico, rico, siempre que paso por tu blog me da hambre, esos platos tienen una pinta estupenda, saludos...

Leovi said...

A beautiful composition with excellent colors, I like.
Abrazos.

✿ chica said...

Gostei de ver e pra mim, chocolate cura tudo,sr beijos,chica

teca said...

I also love pasta and desserts sweet little base of chocolate!
I feel happy and well fed satisfactorily.

Have a nice week, honey!
Lots of sweet kisses and flowers.

Giga said...

Jak jest mi smutno, to mogę się napić tylko kawy. Nić więcej mnie nie pocieszy. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
How sad it is, that I can only drink coffee. The thread did not comfort me again. Regards warm.

Theresa said...

I agree & great choices! Visiting from DearCreatives.com Have a great week ahead!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente refeição....
Cumprimentos

Cezar and Léia said...

You know...It's so cold here today, and I'm just ready for some coffee and maybe a delicious brownie! ;)
Have a nice week
hugs
Léia

JDC said...

Poppy seed buns? cant resist.

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Y un beso de esmeraldas.

Atte.
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Craver Vii said...

Comfort foods. That's a fun idea for a post!

I can easily forego regular milk chocolate, but I look forward to my daily dose of dark chocolates. I just let it melt in my mouth. Usually I'll have that with coffee.

In cooler weather, I like chicken noodle soup with a BLT or grilled cheese.

My friends all know that I'm a peanut butter freak. My favorite peanut butter flavored treat is a peanut butter cheesecake.

Two more: home made guacamole and red pepper hummous.

Mmmmm... I feel great just talking about them, Betty!

Prowess and Pearls said...

Okay Betty...now you've made me hungry! :-)) My brain is screaming..."must get food". I guess this will be my excuse to stop blogging for the next hour to go eat...who doesn't like comfort food, right?!

missing moments said...

Chocolate always does the trick!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Betty, bela alimentação...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm with you about soup. In fact, I had a bowl of homemade pasta fagioli for lunch today. Might have to have another for dinner. ;)

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Betty, We all do have our comfort foods, don't we? Depending upon the season of the year, my comfort foods change.. In the Fall, I love chili... I also love pinto beans and cornbread.... ha

Of course, I love my coffee year 'round... Can't go long without that!!!!

Hugs
Betsy

Hilary said...

Just about everything here, but chocolate anything is tops for me. Ice cream can be very comforting too, don't you think?

Lovely photos. I love the perspective of the bread and cheese on the bread board.

I hope all is well with you, dear Betty.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You are a woman of taste. Besides chocolate, which goes without saying, I also love soup. It comforts me anytime of year. I had a bowl of cream curry lentil soup today. It was yummy.

Hugs to you, Betty.
xoRobyn

Linda said...

Hi Betty, great post! My favourite comfort foods are roast chicken, homemade chicken soup and hot chocolate. Thank you so much for sharing.

George said...

I really like my hot tea a couple of times a day, and nothing beats fresh bread while it's still warm.

BlueShell said...

have a Kiss

Farida said...

Anything with cheese and chocolate will make me happy :)

Craver Vii said...

Hilary said ice cream. That by itself is just okay for me. Pie by itself is also just okay for me.

BUT... warmed peach or blueberry pie a-la-mode. Mh! That hits the spot!

Unknown Mami said...

I love cheese. I kinda love food in general.

Blond Duck said...

Have a great Halloween!

ritsa said...

I LOVE food in general and your photos make me hungry;)

Diane AZ said...

Your soup looks delicious, I'm cooking soup right now! I love soup, bread, pasta and sweet potatoes. :)

Trac~ said...

Yum! I like all of your comfort foods, but bread is my major weakness and downfall for sure!! Hope you're having a fabulous day and week so far! Happy Halloween my BBFF!! Xoxoxo

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Macaroni and cheese! Homemade of course!

Enrique Pelaez said...

I enjoyed the reading and the amazing photos Betty :))... lovely blog

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Cheryl @ TFD said...

Great post! I love so many comfort foods that it would be hard to name just one! Loaded potato soup, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and chocolate are at the top of the list.

BlueShell said...

oh...oh...dear, dear!!! I can only say...I'm fat...I cant eat when ever I feel down... or else...
But that "pasta" oh... Love pasta, yes I do!!!

But here in Portugal we do have so many good things to eat!!!

SquirrelQueen said...

As the days get shorter and the nights colder I enjoy making stews, thick and rich with vegetables and sometimes meat. The aroma fills the kitchen and makes me smile. Being a Southern girl by birth I might also make a batch of corn bread.

Betty Manousos said...

blue shell, portuguese cuisine is really delicious i have to say:)

Betty Manousos said...

enrique pelaez, welcome and thank you so much:)

Maple Lane said...

I love any kind of bread! I had pumpkin spice bread today!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I could go for any one of those comfort foods right now!