5 fandom friday

5 Fandom Friday: Comfort Foods That Always Make Me Feel Better


I missed last week’s 5 Fandom Friday because I was working on my Mabel Pines Halloween costume! My thumb is still sore from all the hand sewing I did. Ugh! I’ll be doing a little post about my costume this weekend though. But anyhow, the theme last week was “The Halloween Candy I Always Hope for When Trick-or-Treating,” so I’ll go ahead and list my favorites really quickly: Twix, Tootsie Pops, Dots, Whoppers, and Starbursts.

And now, onto today’s list of my favorite comfort foods! And for anyone who knows me personally, then it’s no surprise that there’s going to be a lot of chicken and pesto, and pictures of food with toys.

1. Sandwiches

Oh, sandwiches. Sammies. Sandoozles. Adam Sandlers. Whatever you call ’em, I love ’em! I’m quite fond of anything that involves chicken and pesto, but I also love turkey sammiches with avocado and tomatoes. Other sammich fillings I like are sprouts and cucumbers.

2. Waffles

Waffles are like pancakes, but with more depth. Ha! Get it? If you throw some chicken on them too, I’m down for that as well. And of course, I absolutely LOVE Belgian style waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. Om nom nom.

3. Pizza

Pizzas are basically hot, open-faced sandwiches. Am I right? My favorite toppings are chicken, artichoke, and pesto. Duh.

4. Cookies

As much as I love cheesecake, tiramisu, and macarons, cookies are my favorite dessert to turn to when I’m in need of comfort. Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle are my ultimate favorites, but I’m not opposed to ANY kind of cookie (except for the burnt kind, ew) — not even oatmeal raisin. I don’t know why it gets such a bad wrap. I mean, just because it has raisins doesn’t mean it should be condemned! Just gimme a cookie and I’m a happy camper.

5. Dole Pineapple Whip

My list wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t add something from the Happiest Place on Earth’s endless menu of delicious treats. Dole Pineapple Whip is one of my favorite things to get at Disneyland, which is basically my home away from home! Being at Disneyland alone is comforting enough, but when you throw food into the mix, it only makes it that much better. Dole Whip can be found at fro-yo places sometimes, which is nice because then I can always get that little bit of Disney even when I’m not there. But let’s be honest: Dole Whip tastes MUCH better when you’re eating it at Disneyland. 🙂

What are your favorite comfort foods, my little ponies?


out & about

I need to talk to some food about this…

Why yes, that *is* a giant stock of asparagus I’m leaning on.

After class I met up with my friend Caitlin, who was also in the Creative Writing program at SFSU with me! I’ve been missing school like CRAZY. I know I’m taking a Children’s Lit. class at the community college with Jen, who was also in the CW program with me, but it’s not the same. I love seeing Jen all the time, she’s one of mah beeeest frriiiends, but I miss seeing my CW buddies on a weekly basis. I miss reading their stories. I miss talking to them about the good stories and the really bad stories (appletini… oh my god) we had to read for classes. I miss chatting with them before and after class about random shit. I just miss them all in general! So it was soooo nice to hang out with Caitlin, and all we did was talk and talk and talk about our mutual love of Liz Lemon (I swear she’s a mini Liz Lemon/Tina Fey), how Christina Hendricks is the only woman I’d go lesbian for, TV shows we managed to start/or  finish watching over the summer, celebrity crushes (RYAN GOSLING! ZACHARY LEVI!), *NSYNC, Harry Potter, food, adjusting to life back in Stockton after living in the bay for awhile, Disneyland… jeez, what didn’t we talk about?

I made Caitlin take this picture so I could send it to our friend Dana. And see? She’s totes mini Liz!

Frozen yogurt found its way into our conversation after I mentioned that Nubi has Dole Pineapple sorbet which is basically the same exact thing as a Dole Whip from Disneyland. If you’ve never tried a Dole Whip — NAY! — if you’ve never been to Disneyland AND never tried a Dole Whip, you haven’t lived your life to the fullest yet.

Dole Pineapple frozen yogurt makes me feel like I’m at Disneyland.

After I dropped Caitlin off,  my mom gave me a couple of Graham Snackers when I got home. What are Graham Snackers, you might be wondering? Lemme tell you! It’s like an ice cream sandwich, only it consists of graham crackers, grape jelly and peanut butter. My mom and my cousin Cynthia were talking about them over the weekend and I was just so lost. I guess it’s the new thing they serve at school cafeterias. And you know what? I feel like I was robbed. That stuff is hella nummy. Why wasn’t that around when I was in elementary school?!


I suppose I should be thankful that I at least had tater tots. Dammit, now I want tater tots. Or hashbrowns. Jack-in-the-Box has tiny hashbrowns… I think? WHY ARE POTATOES SO AMAZING? <– BRB, I gotta find some food to talk to.


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