77 – Top 5 Lazy Comfort Foods

Here’s to all the naughty foods that stuck by us all these years.

Look we all love food here in the PodCavern, but sometimes you don’t feel like cooking and need some reliable food that’s quick, dirty, and cheap. So join Tuong La and Instant Food Experts Laura Gordon, Taylor Fleming and Shannon Leis as they get their microwave/toaster oven ready to rank Top 5 Lazy Comfort Foods!

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Ground Rules

The food nominations for this episode are described (loosely) as follows:

  • Student budget food
  • Lazy Stoner food
  • Food that you’d eat after a long day and the last thing you want to do is make yourself a meal
  • Food with very minimal preparation (if any) and doesn’t take too long to “make”. NOTE: You don’t necessarily have to “make” the food, it can just be in a box or bag (ie snacks)
  • The “comfort” aspect of this is subjective. The spirit of this episode is food that isn’t good for you (high carbs, naughty food) but nominations can be “healthier” if you’d like as long as it is “comfort” to the nominator.
  • Not looking for “best food on a budget”. (ie what kind of “fancier meals” can I make with X amount of money). We are more looking for the type of cheap foods you can buy at a grocery store.
  • Looking for nominations with “Set it and Forget it” cook times like throwing something in the microwave for 2 minutes or putting it in the oven for 20. AKA Minimal prep work. Note:  The prep time is a factor but the cook time is not.

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Chicken Fingers

4. Instant Noodles

3. Mac and Cheese

2. Grilled Cheese

1. Frozen Pizza

Tuong’s List

  • Pizza Pops
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Frozen Pizza
  • Pogos
  • Bagels with Cream Cheese
  • Instant Noodle Soup
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Chips
  • Halloween Candy
  • PB &J
  • Asian Hot Dog Buns (pigs in a blanket with a sweet bun)
  • Ice cream
  • Frozen Meatballs
  • Naan Bread
  • Perogies
  • Store bought croissants
  • Tater Tots
  • Bagel Bites
  • Cracker nachos (melt cheese in the microwave on top of soda crackers)

Laura’s List

  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Canned Soup
  • Peanut butter
  • Baguette
  • Noodles and Butter
  • Eggs and Soldiers
  • Cheese
  • Tortilla Pizza (tortilla with tomato sauce and cheese)
  • Pizza Crackers  (ritz crackers with tomato sauce and cheese)
  • Pogos
  • Fried Bologna Sandwich
  • Ice Cream
  • Chips

Taylor’s List

  • Bologna sandwich
  • Instant Noodles
  • Chicken Fingers
  • PB & J
  • Pasta with oil and garlic
  • Uncle Bens
  • Leftovers!!
  • Mini Pizza
  • Naan and Hummus

Shannon’s List

  • Pigs in a blanket
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Nachos
  • Eggo Waffles
  • Lean Cuisine
  • Popcorn
  • Nutella
  • Lunchables

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