These 15 Forgotten Comfort Foods Need a Comeback

This steamy rich recipe was prepared with chopped chicken, mushrooms, and veggies in the early twentieth century, especially in the winter.

1. Chicken a la King

It was a popular regional drink prepared with chocolate, seltzer, and milk that was frequently served at soda fountains and luncheonettes.

2. Egg Cream

Marshmallow fluff is the ultimate comfort food. My friend always travels with a jar of the stuff and eats it straight from the jar with a spoon.

3. Fluffernutter Sandwiches

A pudding made with tapioca and cream or milk, eaten cold or (better still) warm, is your grandmother's comfort meal.

4. Tapioca Pudding

It's one of the "healthier" comfort foods, made with cinnamon, sugar, and butter.

5. Baked Apples

The ideal comfort food dinner was Welsh rarebit, a simple meal made of toasted bread coated in a cheese sauce and baked or broiled.

6. Welsh Rarebit

Canned tuna fish, shredded cheese, canned vegetables like peas or corn, and that delicious Cream of Mushroom soup were all part of the family meal.

7. Tuna Noodle Casserole

Rice pudding has a long history and has been served in many different parts of the world for millennia.

8. Rice Pudding

When the parents went out for the evening, the kids ate TV dinners. It's more of a take-out or delivery night these days.

9. TV Dinners

A root beer float, a foamy treat created with root beer and big scoops of vanilla ice cream, was popular on first dates with high school sweethearts or with grandpa at the soda fountain.

10. Root Beer Float

Chocolate, vanilla, and butterscotch were popular tastes for this dish that seemed to take away emotional and physical agony.

11. Grandma's Corn Pudding

This gelatinous confection was wiggly, squiggly, sweet, and colourful, with no redeeming healthful attributes.

12. Pudding

This gelatinous confection was wiggly, squiggly, sweet, and colourful, with no redeeming healthful attributes.

13. Jell-O

Of course, frankfurters are used, but the key was in the beans, which were traditionally cooked in delicious molasses.

14. Franks and Baked Beans

Kids liked the idea of a sloppy dish because it gave them permission to let the meat fall down their chin and onto their lap without their fault.

15. Sloppy Joes

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