I pulled several videos off the internet that I missed last Sunday from the CBS Morning Show…and particularly liked a segment on the types of comfort foods that we “stay at home” Americans are craving during these uncomfortable days. The pendulum swings far out in many directions with very diverse selections….(when celebrities and average citizens were questioned about their favorite comfort foods now.)
As different foods were discussed…I found myself nodding my head…finally realizing that I was and am craving all of the selections that everyone else is during these pandemic times… and the craving circles around texture.
For my personal night snack attacks… the comfort calling can go one of three directions for me…something crunchy and salty…something chocolate and soft, or something smooth and cool… like ice cream.
But as far as meals go…Difficult hard days (more about the psyche of an uncertain future than anything else) are making my palette crave soft-textured foods. The harder a day…the softer the desired foods.
* Remember me talking about craving mashed potatoes these past several weeks… to the point that I will go to all the trouble to make mashed potatoes from one baking potato…because that is all I want.
Other soft dishes run the gamet from different types of pasta dishes to creamy tomato or potato soups.
We had a “cold” snap (low fortes-high sixties) arrive in the lowcountry yesterday after the nineties earlier this week…so now I am ready to make another batch of spaghetti…in fact I just did …last night.
I associate spaghetti with warmth, fun, and family memories from the past and now…it always makes me feel good to just smell spaghetti cooking…and the tasting is pretty darn good too! 🙂
Tomorrow night I will probably make a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato cream soup…it is just Campbell’s Tomato kicked up several notches with some fresh herbs and heavy cream…to die for. Another night mac n’ cheese…After all it is the Queen of comfort food!
So until tomorrow…When the going gets tough…go soft…soft comfort foods! 🙂
(Comfort food means something different to everyone…even Pooh!)
The lantana is getting ready to make its grand entrance. I actually planted two more pots of lantana in the garden yesterday because I know that by July (no matter how well advertised certain sun flowers are) the garden will be pretty dried up and pitiful looking…except for the lantana. It is the anchor of a lowcountry garden or yard…no matter how hot, how long…like the energizer bunny it will just keep bouncing-ly blooming along.
Tommy sent Kaitlyn a beautiful bouquet of flowers…with green for Ireland….a friend of Kaitlyn’s made them shepherd pies for their special dinner… and then to top it off Mother Nature gave them the last super moon of the year– The Flower Moon. Plenty of God Winks on this anniversary! Happy Anniversary Tommy & Kaitlyn! Many Many more! 🙂
***I took this photo last night around 9:00 through a branch off the pear tree aimed upward into the cloudy evening here. Eerily beautiful!
Earlier in the evening I was sitting on the garden bench listening to the fountain gurgle when the garden lights started coming on…the one right above me on the pine tree cast light on the luscious scented Confederate Jasmine. So many senses touched me all at the same time!
Later as I started back in the house from walking around the block…I took this picture of my house…my happy place…waiting for me to come back in to the comforts of home.