CountryfriedsteakComfort foods. We all have them. Foods that make us feel all warm and cozy inside, not just because they taste yummy but also because they evoke memories of happy times and places. A hot dog at Coney Island. Your grandma's secret-recipe chocolate chip cookies. Your dad's chili. A Philly cheesesteak (street vendor only, please!). You get the picture...

Here are five of mine:

  1. Country-fried steak and gravy
  2. Warm peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream
  3. Fried catfish
  4. A mug of warm Jello after a day of playing in the snow
  5. Watermelon (with a little salt)

I'll tag five folks across the globe to get this meme started. Want to participate? Don't wait to be tagged! Simply use this Technorati tag: comfortfoods comfortfoods08 (thanks for the suggestion, Miguel!)

Let's see if we can hear from...

  1. Miguel Guhlin
  2. Dean Shareski
  3. Julie Lindsay
  4. Mark van 't Hooft
  5. Terry Freedman

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