Comfort Food

I have always known that food has the power to comfort us.  I am particularly susceptible to the comforts offered by macaroni and cheese, cinnamon rolls, and pie. When I am anxious, nervous, or stressed, my instinct is to reach for carbs, whether they be cheesy and creamy or sugary spiced.  I’m predictable like that.

And when I use food to try and bring some of that comforting power to others, I find that I reach for the same recipes over and over.  There are some dishes that are like the embrace of an old friend, or their reassurance that we will get through the trying times.

I found myself calling upon these old friends recently.  And ever the trusty companions, they did not disappoint.  So I would like to thank Joanne’s Creamy Vegetable Soup, Pam’s Spinach Mushroom Lasagna and Chicken Pot Pie, Beth’s Cinnamon Rolls with Deb’s Cream Cheese Frosting, My Meat Sauce, and Abby’s Emergency Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting for being with me in the kitchen and providing some much needed comfort.

11 thoughts on “Comfort Food

  1. I need some comfort food today! Rainy out and icky, and Aunt Florence just stopped by. (ha). I am so happy I got to see you on Saturday and those heart cookies made my night!

    1. Elizabeth, I think of each and every one of those recipes as an old friend. Thanks for encouraging me to bring the puffy hearts. Seeing everyone enjoy them was such a great feeling.

    1. Beth, seeing the look on my dad’s face as I pulled the cinnamon rolls out of the oven on his birthday was a very special gift. Many thanks to you.

    1. Brooke, oddly enough these were all bacon free…how the heck did that happen? But a side of bacon would be the perfect accompaniment to the cinnamon rolls.

    1. Joanne and Adam, this is hands down the dish my dad enjoys most. It was a no brainer that I would include a double batch in the box that I shipped down to him.

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