Comfort Foods

When the weather turns cold, why do we want food that we shouldn’t eat?  Last weekend I made biscuits with sasauge gravy.  The gravy was by scratch, however, the biscuits were frozen pillsbury biscuits – which turn out just like my late mother-in-law’s biscuits.  Quite yummy.  I also made a pot of chili, which became my lunches for the week.  Plus I made a pan of chocolate chip cookie bars.  Since I didn’t have sugar, I used splenda.  I was so surprised how good they turned out.  I’m finding as I get older, I don’t have the patience to make batches of anythng (cookies, pancakes, etc).  That’s why I made bar cookies and pour pancake batter in a pan and bake it in the oven.  LOL, yeah, I know, I’m getting lazy.

Now I’m craving stew and sheppards pie.  Hmmm, I’m thinking a trip to the store in coming soon.

I have such a nomadic soul.  I know I come by it naturally, since my dad would up and move the family from place to place from Central California down to Southern Nevada.  When the family landed in Las Vegas, mom put her foot down and said no more moving.  So that’s where I was birthed and raised. Since we rent our homes, we still move from place to place, which satisfies some of my nomadic desires.   But I find I want to continue to travel and visit places I’ve never been.  So the Travel Channel is one of my favorite escapes.  The show that is on right now is National Parks – Lodges & Inns.  I may have to check out some of these places.   Hmmm, Furnace Creek Inn serves rattlesnake empanedas with goat cream and guacomole … I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try it … mayble if I didn’t know what it was. 

So what out of the ordinary foods have you had???  In Singapore, my sisters and I went on a sightseeing tour with a few of the guys in the band.  They were locals and drove us around the island.  We stopped at this little restaurant in a hut and the guys ordered all the food.  One of them was chicken claws.  My sisters are more adventurous than I.  They ate them and their comments were quite interesting.  I just passed and stuck to the noodles.  Singapore noodle dishes are great!  When we got to Bangkok our favorite food was the meat on the stick sold by the street vender outside one of the malls.  One of the band guys came up to visit and he kept telling us not to eat it, you don’t know what kind of meat it is.  The three of us looked at him and said, “Who cares, these are great!”  I think we made the vender’s day,  we bought about 30 sticks from her that day.  Of course the picture we took, her expression was of wonder (not the awe kind) at these crazy American girls!  Of course this was back in 1976.  I’m sure these days, nothing would be surprising!

Well, enough of memory lane.  I had better get to the store so I can figure out what I’m making this weekend for lunch!   Later ya’ll!


2 thoughts on “Comfort Foods

  1. Why the bad foods? Simple: we used to need a lot more fat in the winter! Less food in the winter, no convenient grocery store, so central heat… ‘course now we have all those things, but we can’t overcome the craving!

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