I believe the adage goes “You want to make God laugh? Tell him about your plans.” There have been a lot of changes and uncertainties in my life recently. Some are good, some are bad, and most are completely beyond my control. For me this a a recipe for sleepless nights, high emotion, and introspection. It’s hard for a control freak to just go with the flow, and while I can tell myself a million cliches about closing doors and opening windows and things that are meant to be, it’s just not always that easy to take a step back and breath. This is where comfort food comes in. I am not the type of person who eats when upset, on the contrary I tend not to eat when I am upset, but once I am convinced to eat (either by a concerned loved one or sheer biological need) there are just certain foods that make it a little bit better. Luckily they are generally high in calories which makes up for the not eating part of the equation. Things that I find to be particularly good when I am feeling down include tomato basil soup (cream based, of course), macaroni and cheese, chai tea, and chocolate. I find it amazing how food can play a role in transforming a mood and lifting your spirit. It’s a fabulous profession to be in where you can have such an immediate affect on the people you serve.
What is your favorite comfort food?