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Apr 5, 2012 11:34 AM

Cold Food

I am aware that there are certain foods that can be eaten hot or cold; and some of these I really really prefer cold rather than hot.

One is deli mac and cheese, and I don't know why. I just love it cold out of the deli case eaten as a salad.

One that I really really like cold and won't eat hot is baked beans. Not deli baked beans or out of the can baked beans, neither of which I enjoy ~~ but good home made or "doctored up" baked beans are delish cold.

another is meat loaf. I just love, Love, LOVE cold meatloaf.

Cold pizza, and cold chicken of course. I even like cold chow mein and spaghetti.

any other cold food eaters?

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  1. There are many foods I like right from the fridge but anything with tomato that was originally hot I cannot stomach cold. Pizza right from the fridge is probably the worst offender to me. This is something I've had an aversion to since I was a kid. The same would go for pasta with tomato sauce. Room temp is fine; but cold from the fridge is out.

    One think I have to have ice cold and even add ice to is milk.

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    1. re: ttoommyy

      I seldom drink milk any more, but when I do it has to be skim and it has to be over ice. I agree! OR heaven on earth aka chocolate milk over crushed ice.

      1. re: laliz

        "OR heaven on earth aka chocolate milk over crushed ice."


      2. re: ttoommyy

        I just saw this thread from last year on the same subject.

        YES to cold chicken dipped in cold BBQ sauce.
        YES to cold corn and/or peas
        YES to cold rare roast beef
        YES to cold fruit pies (hate hot fruit)
        YES to cold pudding (LOVE IT)

        1. re: laliz

          Ditto on the pie -- I like fruit pie COLD, even if it's a la mode. I'm not against hot fruit, and I'll eat warmed pie, but I LIKE it cold.

          1. re: juster

            Cold sour cream apple pie for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving. Oh my.

            Absolutely nothing better in this world.

            1. re: jmcarthur8

              Apple pie cold
              Apple pie hot
              As long as it's on my plate
              And it's a lot.

          2. re: laliz

            Normally, I would agree across the board, but for ONE exception...a large slice of apple pie, with a layer of cheddar cheese melted on top. Hopefully, the fruit woudn't be TOO hot before the cheese melted, but cold and sweet vs. hot and salty...alot of contrast for the tongue!

          3. re: ttoommyy

            I'm just the opposite. Give me anything tomato based, lasagna, spaghetti, pizza...and I prefer it cold the next day. In fact, I really don't care for pizza at all unless its cold.

            However, I want my milk room tempature. I can't handle icy milk.

            1. re: jennibakes

              Someone who gets it. Room temp milk is the best! I know that most of you are getting a bit queasy at the thought of room temp milk but it is more flavorful that way. That is also true with cheese.

              1. re: suzigirl

                room temperature milk is definitely the best.

                i did however have a horrible experience when i was a kid - i thought that heating up the milk in the microwave for a few seconds would get it to room temperature faster... instead i got soured hot milk!

                1. re: jamieeats

                  Nothing worse that sour milk. Have you given anyone the heebies with room temp milk? I have freaked out more than one person with it. And when I tell people I don't like it with cake or spaghetti people just look perplexed.

                  1. re: suzigirl

                    Milk with spaghetti???? Blech! I've never heard of that combo for anyone over the age of 6...
                    Now a frosty glass of milk with a slab of Death By Chocolate cake????

                    1. re: freia

                      I know so many spaghetti/milk combo people. It must be a southern thing. We are kind of different in the south. G.R.I.T.S baby( girls rule in the south)

                      1. re: suzigirl

                        For years, I always had milk with pizza. And yes, everyone else went "Blech".

                        I still like it, too.

                        1. re: suzigirl

                          Didn't mean to yuck your yum...just kinda caught me off guard as that's a combo I've never heard of!

                        2. re: freia

                          I drink milk with most of my red sauce food at home.

                1. A big yes on the meatloaf. Cold with ketchup. On good white bread.

                  Brussels sprouts. Yes, I did say brussels sprouts. I snack on the leftover ones in the fridge all the time, and just figured out recently that I simply like them better cold.

                  Pizza, yes, if it's really good cheesy pizza, thin crust.

                  Cold fried chicken dipped in blue cheese dressing.

                  Corn - right out of the can. Or cold leftovers of fresh or frozen corn.

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                  1. re: jmcarthur8

                    cold roasted asparagus
                    and how could I forget one of my faves, cold roasted eggplant

                    so glad there are others. Thank you.

                  2. I also like cold baked beans. Eat them on a slice of white bread stuffed full and a squirt of yellow mustard 'taco style. Weird, I know but mama used to make them when I was a kid. Also taco bell bean burritos, pizza but meatless, spaghetti, sauerkraut, hot dogs, canned beets and leftover chilli on tortilla chips dip style. Yes, I am weird. I'm okay with that

                    1. for me it's leftover steamed or roasted veggies. cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, etc. with salt.

                      i used to love leftover kung pao chicken or chicken lo mein either cold, or even better, when it was just starting to chill - cold around the edges and ever so slightly just a little bit warm in the center of the take-out box...