Wednesday, July 9, 2008

What's Your Comfort Food?

When I was young, I loved my mom's raw fries. Grated potatoes, lots of Crisco shortening, and a good amount of salt. Crispy and wonderful. Another favorite was pork chop breaded in crushed Wheaties, served with rice. Or good homemade bread, fresh from the oven. Real soup, not out of a can.

Lately I've been needing comfort food. Potatoes and pork chops and soup, all over again. Stress has a way of working around inside your gut, and you have to have food that'll fill the empty places.

I've got spiritual comfort food, too, and am I ever thankful for that. One of my favorite Scripture passages to lean back on is this one:

[Jesus said] "Come unto Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden,
and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.

Whatever causes your gut to rumble, there's a comfort that settles it back down again.


Miss Kitty said...

I, too, love that Scripture passage.

My comfort foods? Hmmm...Mom's chicken curry. My grandmother's roast beef and Irish potatoes. My sister's biscuits. My dad's buttermilk cornbread. My friend June's chicken/sour cream/Ritz cracker casserole.

Mmmmmm... [stomach rumbles]

Katharine said...


Oh, was that your stomach or mine? I tried your mom's chicken curry recipe. Yumsville. June's casserole sounds good, too.

Miss Kitty said...

I'll be sure to tell Mom you tried her recipe (did you see it on E&P?)--she'll be proud. :-)

Katharine said...

Of course I got the recipe from E&P -- I'm sure not going to spend my spare time reading cooking blogs!

So will you be procuring publishing rights to post June's recipe any time soon?