My Nominations for the PHC Top 3 Monthly Contest - Comfort Food

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This is my entry into this month’s PHC Top 3 contest.

This months topic is Comfort Food

It has been a while since I have participated in one of these contests. When I saw the topic this time was food, I knew that I had to jump on the chance. I am using the template that was provided for my entries. I am also going to cheat a little bit and it is going to be two-fold....

First, I am choosing not to pick a single dish for foods that comfort me. Instead I am picking genres of food. Second, I am going to use photos from great meals I have had in the past two years. While my wife and I cook a lot, I simply don't have the pictures to share with you and I would rather use photos I took than random photos from the Internet.

So, without further ado, here we go!

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1My First nomination would have to be Mexican food

Now before you start correcting me... I know this isn't "real" Mexican food. It is probably categorized more closely as Mexican/American food.

My wife and I have at least one Mexican inspired dish every week, sometimes two. The picture above is my go-to dish at our favorite spot. We have been known to visit this place multiple times in one week before.

@mrsbozz usually always gets the Chicken Fajita Burrito and nine times out of ten I get the Steak Fajita Burrito. I love the fact that it has tender salty steak, caramelized onions, and peppers inside of it. Then they smother the whole thing in queso and it makes it just divine.

This place has some of the best refried beans that I have ever tasted and now that my wife and I have an instant pot, we make our own refried beans at home.

2My second nomination hands down has to be pasta/Italian food

Some of the earliest meals that @mrsbozz and I shared together when we were dating happened at a famous Italian chain restaurant in the states.

We actually don't go there as much as we used to because we enjoy making our own dishes at home just as well. I always appreciated spaghetti as a kid, but my world was turned upside down the first time I tried my wife's Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. Talk about heaven in a dish.

This picture was taken at a new fancy Italian place near where we live. We went for our anniversary and actually felt a bit out of place, the food was fantastic though, and I would order this simple yet flavorful pasta dish in a heartbeat. It may not look super-saucy like some Italian dishes, but the spinach, tortellini, prosciutto, and mushrooms blended together perfectly with the garlic sauce.

I love how Italian food hides so many different flavors in such a simple package.

3Last but certainly not least is BBQ

As I write this last one, I need to reiterate that I didn't list these in any particular order. There is no way I could place one of these three things before the other. They are simply three nominations and no ranking should be assumed.

As a kid, we never owned a gas grill. Even entertaining the thought was considered sacrilege in our house. I am happy to say I have carried along that tradition and everything I grill is done via charcoal whether at home or camping.

My dad has even upgraded to a Kamado style grill that he loves and I have recently purchased a Weber Kettle. I have grilled/smoked it all including steak, ribs, pork shoulder, brats, turkey, burgers, chicken, etc. There is something about playing with fire and cooking your food that screams down home comfort.

This picture was taken at a brewery near the shores of Lake Michigan on the West side of my great state. While it wasn't the best BBQ I have ever had, it really takes a lot for me to consider BBQ bad. If I am trying to new place for the first time, you can almost bet I am going to try their baked beans and their coleslaw or potato salad as my sides. They just go pretty perfectly with any kind of meat you could choose to throw on the plate next to them. Add in a good sauce and the sky is the limit.

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Hey @bozz

Great choice. I love all three. In fact we had Mexican take out last night. I had a beef burrito which was great. I normally go for a chimichanga.

I love BBQ and a good rack of ribs is one of my top choices of any food.

Good luck with the contest.


I like chimichangas but sometimes they fry them way too much! We had Mexican on Friday as well. I got a steak fajita burrito.

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Awesome to see you jump in this month! Food is a great topic that everyone enjoys. I also enjoyed your "cheating" by picking genres, as that is something a lot of people can relate to, as well. I think my boyfriend is totally with you on the Mexican-American style. We don't eat out often, but if given the choice, that's what he will pick. I think I'd go for the Italian. Love some yummy pasta! Thanks for sharing your faves with us and good luck!

Thank you! It was really hard to pick just three. There are a lot of vices that I ended up leaving out. Even with picking genres!

Definitely tough to pick! After this much fun, I'm sure we'll have to hit food again at some point in future rounds to give another chance for drooling. ;)

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Oh man, these are making my mouth water just reading through and it is close to dinner time haha! I'll have all 3 please!

Gotta love the spicy flavours a Mexican brings, that would clear the sinuses on a cold winter's night! Italians definitely know how to pack a lot of flavour in, give me those carbs haha!

Then to wrap it all off, get your fingers messy with a bit of finger licking good BBQ food!

Good luck with the contest!


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I would say burritos are also my top pick for comfort food. Heavy re-fried beans too. Yum!

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Oooh I want a beef burrito now. The caramelized onions 🤤🤤 and pasta!! That one dish looks delicious. I enjoy pasta very much, used to go to a restaurant called the spaghetti house and would only have pasta dishes and a grilling bread bar with different choices of flavoured spreads. I would always have a hard time choosing which pasta dish, cannelloni was one that I often had. I miss that place....

We also do charcoal, nothing like that real BBQ flavor!

That restaurant sounds amazing!

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All great choices and food I would love as well :)


Great selection. I enjoy Mexican flavours - actually, you've given me an idea for a supper. Thank you ;)

Awesome! Thanks for sending over your entry fee, just letting you know that I've added you in with your nominations now!

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