Hahaha, that's so sweet of you. On my birthday, can you e-send me a pack of frozen Stouffer's lasagna?
I mentioned this on another thread, but my friend was doing her post-college vacay through Europe and met 2 American backpackers (I'm assuming they were backpackers) who were in Italy and pining away for Stouffer's lasagna. It pissed me off my friend off so much as her reaction was, "We're in Italy! What's wrong with you???" But I think there is something to be said for comfort food. It's definitely psychological and eases separation anxiety and culture shock. Or rather you feel it more when you know can't have it because you're in a new place.
Though I do agree, you will keen for it comfort foods more when you aren't adjusting to or enjoying your new surroundings.
When I moved back overseas, I missed American supermarkets. Most transplants like myself did, especially my American teachers.
American supermarkets are magical caloric filled places, like Disneyfoodland! Until recently, there was really nothing like the typical ginormous American supermarket in most of the rest of the world.
BTW, I don't eat Stouffer's lasagna but now I'm wondering what all the hype is about and am tempted to try it.