What is comfort food? Is it a seasonal thing? Is it something that you crave when you want to settle into your favorite chair and make the world go away?
It could be summer- sitting out by the garden , under the pines, eating homemade ice cream. Or spring- leaning up against the siding on the house, absorbing the last rays of sunshine, eating a bowl of fresh picked strawberries. How about autumn- nothing says comfort more than a slice of pumpkin pie made with a freshly harvested pumpkin.
And then there's winter. There is nothing better than a fire in the wood stove and the smell of something baking in the oven. I believe that's where the origin of 'comfort food' came from. What better way to heat a house than with a simmering pot of soup? If you've ever lived with wood heat, than you know what I'm talking about!
The winter has finally settled in, here in Tennessee. It feels so cold outside. Maybe it's just because it has been unseasonably warm. All I know is that I have to go into 'comfort mode'. Tonight when John comes home, there will be something baking in the oven. When he opens that door and comes in from the cold, after a long day's work, he'll be greeted by me, Althea and the aroma of a fresh baked Chicken Pot Pie. Until next time.....