Over the weekend, there were a number of responses to the question: What is you favorite comfort food?” Mashed potatoes was the easy winner, garnering twice the number of votes as its nearest rivals.
Macaroni and cheese, cornbread, chicken and dumplings, tomato and potato soups, roast beef, and grilled cheese were virtual ties for second place. Many called for a refinement to their favorite dish by specifying a particular topping, special ingredients, accompaniments, or a certain person’s recipe.
Ranking third in the responses, again a near tie, was meat loaf, beef stew, pizza, and fried chicken.
I was surprised that peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti, chocolate, cakes, pies, and ice cream ranked so poorly. There were some interesting outliers: lox and bagels; asparagus, snickerdoodles, rice pudding, tamales, and milk.
Thanks for taking part in the poll. Now let’s all get back to eating our fruits and vegetables.