I’m not saying I ate any worse during the last year, but I don’t think I ate any better, either.
I still try to eat some fruit in the morning at work, a couple of tangerines, a banana, an apple. Maybe a granola bar.
But by lunch, I’m hungry for a burger, a sandwich, pizza, pasta…chips. Anything salty. And lots of it.
I think my go-to comfort foods are chips, mac-n-cheese, Bacon, and cereal. I’ll eat two or three bowls at a time.
Which is what surprises me about this list of the top 10 comfort foods that got us through 2020. None of my choices made the list.
The top ten are:
- Grilled Cheese
- Fried chicken
- Chicken & waffles
- Pot roast
- Baked potato soup
- Chicken & dumplings
- Chicken noodle soup
- Mashed potatoes
- Strawberry shortcake
Lotta chicken on that list. Now, the list is compiled by looking at Google search trends from around the country, and I’m a bit puzzled about their loose definition of “comfort foods”.
I always refer to comfort food as snacks that are easy to make & eat quickly. Chili seems like a lot of work. So does a good pot roast or some chicken & waffles. Obviously, you can just open a can of chili & nuke it, but is that comforting?
According to the data in this “study”, we find comfort in chicken & mushroom soup here in WI, and in MN they are comforted by some Swedish meatballs.