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Sep 12, 2009 10:32 PM

Sick in bed comfort food

I had an accident a couple of days ago and I'm stuck in bed until tomorrow atleast! Slo I had a friend pick me up some Indian take away. I was feeling sorry for myself. SO I hobbled over to the freezer and pulled out a chocolate chili cake that I had for emergencies. It made me feel better.

What is your sick in bed comfort food?

This is a picture I did in my restaurant kitchen when I experimenting with the recipe.

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  1. When I'm ill my favorite comfort food is Knorr's chicken noodle soup with a boneless, skinless chicken breast chopped up and added and cooked in, along with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

        1. re: bigfellow

          I think the picture upload feature had an accident and is broke. Gave me fits a few days ago.
          Hope you get better quickly. I use ice cream for its magical healing powers.

        2. Most of my comfort foods are heavily influenced growing up with my mom's Japanese cooking.

          Miso soup with rice mixed in
          Mochi soup
          Chawanmushi (japanese custard)

          Though when I was laid up in bed recuperating from rotator cuff surgery, I was hooked on eating thin slices of Manchego cheese on slices of lightly toasted baguette. That was a weird one. Lucky my caretaker was nice enough to indulge me on that.

          1. Hot and sour soup, tom yum kai, miso soup, grilled cheese with bacon and tomato, tortilla soup. I travel for work a lot, and end up working really late sometimes, and get stuck with room service, and my go-to is always grilled cheese with bacon and tomato - room service rarely screws this up!!

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            1. re: jeanmarieok

              Tom kha gai is the one soup I go to when I have a bad cold or the flu! It works everytime-- makes me feel 200% better!

            2. Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, IMO. I also love lentil soup with crusty bread. And chocolate, of course

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              1. re: marietinn

                mashed potatoes - yes yes yes - with butter and good cheddar melted in!

                1. re: smartie

                  I love them with garlic and lots of salt.