[ale] [TOTALLY OT] Comfort foods

Lightner, Jeff jlightner at water.com
Mon Sep 13 10:57:21 EDT 2010

When I was a teen I worked at a mom and pop grocery store owned by second generation Polish-Americans.   The boss would go periodically and get kielbasa from a local smokehouse to be resold.   Eating that stuff fresh out of the smokehouse was heaven.  It never seems to be quite as good after it get cold and cooked.  

I don't know about "comfort foods" but when I really feel hungry at work I find a Snicker's bar truly does seem to hit the spot.  It seems to have the right combination of carbs (chocolate and caramel) and protein (peanuts).  Whenever I tell others that I always feel like I'm in a commercial.  

At Cisco they kept free sodas/teas/coffees/juices/flavored bottled water etc... and free microwave popcorn so I'd hit that fairly often if I wanted a snack.  There's nothing quite so "comforting" as "free".

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From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Ruzeski
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 10:36 AM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts - Yes! We run Linux!
Subject: Re: [ale] [TOTALLY OT] Comfort foods

Bangers and mash is good. I make a polish dish called potato kluski
with left over mashed potatoes-- It used a dough like gnocchi but
they're just dropped into boiling stock like a dumpling and then fried
in bacon fat and butter.
IMHO, mixing such a fine gin with tonic is a sin. It belongs chilled
in a martini glass. If you feel the need to add vermouth, I find it
sufficient to just set the open bottle next to the martini glass while
you're pouring. An olive is nice, but a cocktail onion is my preferred

Now I'm ready to work.


On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:
> splintering reality from a different posting and spawning a new thread that
> could only be marginally justified here by including a "while working on a
> Linux system" phrase
> What is your comfort food (while working on a Linux system)?
> 1. Nekot wafers and Mountain Dew (really - while working on Linux stuff)
> 2. Corned beef, mashed potatoes with gravy and cabbage with more gravy
>     (and a solid 2-shot Bombay Saphire gin and tonic with half a medium lime
> juiced into it: yum!)
> 3. Leftover mashed potatoes with gravy (we make smashed potatoes by the 5lb
> bag!)
> 4. Sausages with mashed potatoes and gravy (do you see a pattern here?)
> 5. Fish and chips and a nice pint of pale ale
> 6. Chili and cornbread
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