Monday, November 9, 2009

Comfort Food.

There are those days, the ones where you just can't do anything right; the dog pees and poops on the new carpet; your kids acts like h-e-double-hockey-sticks on wheels; your husband decides to leave you. Those days (or weeks, or months) call for some serious comfort food. Fast forward to my mama's house. It is a haven, a safe place from all the storms and nasty surprises the world hides like an ace card.

Remember that scene from Ratatouille, where the mean old food critic eats the dinner that Remy makes and he has a flash back of his childhood? It shows him with a scratched knee and he runs home to his mama who has his favorite meal prepared for him. It makes his pain go away. I've been sheltered these past few days with my mama. She has hugged me, cooked for me, cleaned up after me and dressed Mal for me. Nursing my wounds, you could call it. Even with all the love that I'm being seeped in, it would be far less effective without the comfort food she provides:

~ Spicy Potato Soup (a staple entree from my childhood)
~ Caramel Corn (made from scratch- secret family recipe)
~ Raisin Griddle Cakes
~ Butternut Squash Soup
~ Toast drizzled in olive oil and sprinkled with salt (this is amazing, if you've never tried it, DO)
~ Canadian bacon pizza with sour kraut (I can just imagine Nomz's eye twitching. Don't freak out. It is really yummy.)
~ Chai tea, pumpkin spice coffee

I swear, I'm living my own version of Eat, Pray Love. As if that lovin' ain't enough, she has me busy making snowmen snowflakes and any other craft that suits my fancy. It's a whole pantry of comfort food here and I feel that pain slowly, slowly turning into hope.



Lover of your BLOG! said...

So true! Warm, yum, yums make it all better...

Daily Offensive (baha!) said...

Ahhhh too bad we dont all have Martha Stuart to run home too. ;)

Also? I'm so glad you mentioned that book. It's probably more fitting now. Maybe you should try to read it again.

Did I get that book from you?? Where in the world did I put it...


Danielle said...

sounds like your mamma is the master of soup and i want to try the butternut squash one!
It almost sounds like you are in like a winter wonderland in one of those cute cozy houses that you never want to leave. Only i really hope there isnt a ton of snow there. Hope you are doing wonderful, I hope I get to see you again soon!

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