Comfort

Today, I wanted to talk about my favorite subject.

No, not books.

Food. (Sorry in advance if I make you hungry!)

I’m eating waffles for breakfast and it got me thinking about comfort foods. When you think of comfort food, I’m sure you think of eating food that turns your sadness into happiness if that’s what you’re experiencing at this time. For example, in most movies, people go for that favorite pint or bigger size, depending, of ice cream in the freezer and eat their little hearts out! Or it’s something with chocolate, brownies or giant Hershey bars.

I’ve always been a savory kind of comfort eater. Well with the exception of waffles. I go for the alfredo noodles or scrambled eggs and grits. I started to really think about when I eat these comfort foods. Usually I’m not even sad. I’m just feeling some kind of way in general. Could be about literally anything. But then I thought isn’t really comfort for my feelings or is it just a comfort craving? For example, last night after fixing my turtle’s unexpected fiasco madness (story for tomorrow), I decided I wanted lasagna. I wasn’t upset about the situation. I knew it was inevitable and I was just being lazy but I randomly decided lasagna would make me feel better. Luckily my husband was going out to buy snacks for his work and I asked him to pick up some of those frozen lasagnas. Beautiful soul that he is, he literally bought four different brands and I proceeded to eat two of them. Great Value (Walmart brand) makes good frozen lasagna, just FYI. Anyway, I felt my spirits lifting eating this, probably not good for you, frozen lasagna that turned out to be super delicious.

But, my spirits were never down to begin with. I was quite happy before the lasagna even came into the picture cause my turtle was a happy little turtle swimming around in his new and improved tank. So how did lasagna shoot my happiness levels higher?

Now I’m at work and my feelings are blah. Probably cause it’s Monday and it’s work and waffles can’t even make me happier. So now what do I do? Cross my fingers that the day goes faster I suppose.

And that my friends, are my random thoughts for today. Hope you enjoyed them and their chaotic flow from my mind to this blog post. 🙂 Do you have any go to comfort cravings? How do they normally make you feel? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Monday!

Nel

Happily married, bookaholic, Netflix-a-holic sharing random experiences and interpretations of my world which is brutally honest most of the time.

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34 thoughts on “Comfort

  1. Yep, you made me hungry! For me it’s soup. Especially ham and potato soup with rolls. Pancakes and sausage is another or waffles. I ended up with just a granola bar this morning because I was bad and had a burrito yesterday. Sometimes I feel like food controls my life, lol! ❤ Great post and I hope you have a fast and wonderful day today. 😁

  2. Brownies!!! They are my comfort. And I have to admit they can’t help me this Monday either. I am dragging butt and feel blah!!!!!!!!! And to top it all off I am at work.

  3. What a coincidence. I am reading a book where the heroine turns to sugar laden dishes as comfort food and I was just wondering about mine. I used to turn to sweet stuff as comfort food but in the recent times, I haven’t turned to them. I am not exactly sure have I lost the need or do I eat something else?? Maybe I turn to novels when I am sad…

    • It’s always the sugar! Too much sugary sweets upset my stomache though so I usually go savory but it’s quite interesting how we turn to food. Novels are a good way to turn when you’re sad! It’s less fattening 😉

  4. hahah I think I know by now that when I come to your blog there’s a good chance I’ll end up hungry 😉 I definitely get what you mean about it not necessarily being because you’re sad- sometimes it’s just about wanting that warm comfortable feeling. Also lasagne is definitely on my list of comfort food cravings. I also love savoury comfort foods like beans on toast (very British of me) chips (fries 😉 ) and pizza/pasta/any type of Italian food/any type of Chinese food… okay I’m getting carried away! Basically I like savoury stuff, but I will admit to having a sweet tooth as well (even when I lived in Edinburgh and the winter’s were so cold, I’d have a few tubs of ice cream in the freezer, just in case 😉 ) anyhoo- I feel like you mention food and it’s like opening a flood gate 😉 Looking forward to your turtle story tomorrow 😉

    • 😂😂😂 we are such kindred spirits! Chinese food!!!! Aaaah and pasta! Just had pizza all weekend. I’ve never had beans on toast though and I know it’s a very British thing so I feel like it would be bad to recreate it here cause it just wouldn’t be the same! I hear you on the ice cream though. Just like I can eat soup in the middle of summer, I can eat ice cream in the middle of winter. Klondike bars sound so good right now!!! Hahaha yes I opened the floodgates! I can’t help it. I had food on the brain!

  5. I have several comfort foods – I’m thinking a cheeseburger with french fries would be my #1. I was having a very blah morning and did something totally different, I mean something so not my norm that I think my body is in total shock – I made myself go walking!! Like around the neighborhood up steep hills, down steep hills, actually blocks from the house!! I have to say I didn’t have all the agonizing guilt of eating that stupid burger/fry combo with a large sweet tea afterwards….Great post Nel!

  6. Lasagna would definitely be my comfort food if I had an oven too. But I don’t need to feel sad or down to decide to make good food, actually. My determinant is time: do I have figurative time to waste making what I feel like eating. And if I don’t have enough ingredients, how far do I need to go to get stuff. I haven’t felt down or sad in a long while but I had chocolate last week haha

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