Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Time for comfort food

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I’m sure you’re aware by now of my love for all things Fannie Farmer. If not, let me be clear… She is a fabulous cook!

Going with Maura's advice from a couple weeks ago, I decided to give the applesauce cake and chicken and dumplings a try.

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Heaven on a spoon… That’s what this meal was!

You must, must, must make these. Preferably, with freshly snapped green beans from your garden.

One day, you will thank me for this advice. I just know it.

The only changes I made to the original recipes, were to substitute whole wheat flour for the white (1 cup white = 3/4 cup whole wheat) and butter where it calls for shortening. Yum!  Try to use all natural and organic ingredients when possible.

My precious, exhausted family has been in need of this kind of meal lately. Comfort food. There has been meatloaf and mashed potatoes, hearty bean and vegetable soup, and anything else I can think of that might bring us comfort as we face my Papa’s failing health.

Sometimes, you just need a hearty meal. It nourishes the body, and the soul.

5 comments:

Diane@Peaceful Acres said...

We agree of course for different reasons, but it is a time for comfort foods. I almost whipped up some chicken & dumplins the other day....I suppose now it's destiny. I'll be praying for your Papa today. May the Lords comfort be yours.

Melissa said...

Diane, it means so much to me that you took the time to encourage and pray for my family. Praying all is well for you and yours.

Sue said...

Melissa comfort food is definately needed. Have courage and take comfort in knowing that you have had such a lovely life ith your Papa and that you are there for him now.
Thinking of you
Sue

Melissa said...

Sue, I appreciate your encouragement. I hope all is well for you and yours.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Melissa...I seem to have gotten behind in reading all my favorite blogs! I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad...my thoughts and prayers go out to you. I'm glad you tried those recipes and loved them...I'm going to try your suggestions next time! Yes comfort foods can lift our spirits when we're feeling down. I'll be thinking of you often and hoping that you are doing ok. Take care my friend....Maura ((hugs))