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Yes, it is day 27 of Lifewithgraceandbeauty.com’s Blog Challenge. Since, I’ve not been able to post daily, I’m taking my pick from the prompts I’ve missed. Today’s post relates to Day 15 of the challenge. And so, without further ado…
Prompt Fifteen | Comfort Food of Choice
Feeling a little down? The changing of the seasons has you a bit under the weather? Don’t feel like being social today? At some point in our life we need comfort. And while there are plenty of different ways to be comforted, a common theme we can all agree on is comfort food! What do you like to eat when you’re sick, feeling a little down, or just whenever you’re in need of some yummy goodness?
For me it conjures up a picture of warmth, homeliness and love.
What form will it take? A bowl of steaming soup? A plate of fattening carbohydrates? Or a dish of ice cream?
I believe many of us are familiar with the TV scenario where girl gets dumped by her boyfriend, or discovers her man and best friend have betrayed her. And so to what does she turn for comfort? A tub of ice cream!
Not me! Ice cream for me is a pleasure. A way of pampering myself—so no way do I want to associate it with unhappy times. And if I’m seeking comfort from my food because of inhospitable weather, then frozen dessert is so not the way to go!
Now when the weather is cold and hostile outside, I need nutritional enrichment inside. I need an affectionate bear hug from my food. I therefore turn to shepherd’s pie with its comforting moreish layers of minced lamb, cheese sauce, creamy, rich and buttery mash with a generous topping of melting grated cheese, or alternatively, a good old-fashioned home-made soup with its hot, tasty, West-Indian style seasoned stock, jam-packed with generous portions of Irish or sweet potatoes, yam, green bananas, dumplings, meat and/or blended beans. Hmmm!
So scat winter blues! Your frosty face is certainly not welcome here!
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