Since the holidays are coming fast and so is the cold weather, I’ve seen a lot of recipes in magazines and on TV that they’re calling “comfort foods”. Just this morning a lady on the Today Show was making a dish that had 2 cups of heavy cream in it. She called this a “comfort food” holiday dish. Is the prerequisite for comfort food cream, sugar, butter, and any ingredient that is fattening? I think the only person that is comfortable from this kind food is the person who is making it.
According to Wikipedia, the term "comfort food" refers to foods consumed to achieve some level of improved emotional status and food that brings some form or measure of comfort, sense of well-being, or easy satisfaction.
Shouldn’t it be called miserable food? That’s how your going to feel after you’ve eaten it! You’re not going to feel so comfortable having to unbutton your jeans because they’re too tight…not so comfortable feeling that extra roll of fat hanging over the top of your pants…and not so comfortable with your back boobs rolling out beneath your bra strap!
Beware of the so-called “comfort foods” this season that could leave you feeling miserable.