What Comforts Me?

Whooohooo!  I’m here!  Free at last, free at last!  I’ve cut ties with homeskoolmom and for real, I’ve never felt better!  Who would have thought that doing away with 14 years of my life could do that?  I certainly didn’t. Christianhome.life, I’m a little sadder about because it was another broken dream.  Once again God has said no, or maybe not yet, but I can’t really think about that right now..there’s no comfort there. Every time something like this happens I wonder why God would give us a heart for ministry; why would he give Shane a call to preach when he was young and never allow him to fulfill it.  And then I follow the trail.  I’m an overly sensitive person, and I’ve got a big mouth.  Me and my big, fat mouth always seem to get me in trouble.  But enough of that!

I am lovin’ the look of the new place.  And I have to admit, it fits me better at this place in my life.  I am still a homeschooling Momma, but as the kids grow, I’m not needed in that capacity as much anymore.   Eventhough homeskoolmom was never really about my homeschooling days, there were plenty of posts about our homeschooling days, it was more about the thoughts of a Christian homeschooling momma.  This place, The Writing Playground has the potential for that and so much more!  I’ve still got some work to do here.  I have my Bloom subscription box made, but I can’t remember how to connect it to MailChimp, so, for now, I’ve got the little Jetpack subscribe box for you…I’d love it if you’d subscribe!  I also think I got the problem with the comments worked out.  It seemed to be the theme I was using.  Personally, I like this theme a lot better; especiall the little swirling circle while you wait…

Well, that was supposed to be my intro and I was planning to start my timer now.  That said, Kate’s word is already in the post.  So now what?   I’m gonna do it anyway because it’s the playground and this could be a fun post!  Oh and by the way, I’m linking up with the gang at Five Minute Friday.  Where a one word prompt is revealed and a timer is set for 5ish minutes.  Free writing thoughts as they come to mind without edits.

On to the prompt:  COMFORT

I’m a girl so maybe that’s why the first thing that popped into my head after seeing Kate’s word is food.  Mainly chocolate.  Anybody with me?  Chocolate cake and I’m not a big cake person, with chocolate ice cream, with chocolate syrup.  You can add whip cream and a cherry if you want, it makes it all the yummier.

Chocolate chip cookies.  Yeah, better than Oreos.  Especially the plain ones with white filling. It’s beyond me how they actually survived to create the new flavors.  That’s where Oreo gets me.  The newer flavors.  Mint?  Peanut Butter and Birthday Cake, yes, Birthday Cake.  Why am I coming back to cake again?  I’d rather have pie.  Or Chocolate Eclair Dessert.  Yummy goodness made of graham crackers, pudding, cool whip and chocolate frosting.  It takes like a Chocolate Eclair donut in a pan.   I don’t make it often, because leftovers are not left over for very long.  Or Ice Cream, about any flavor–but not particularly fond of Cookies and Cream…it goes back to that Oreo thing.

But sweets are not my only comfort food.  Give me a big bowl of egg noodles laced with butter, the real stuff, and salt and pepper. Sometimes a little garlic powder or parmesan cheese can add a  nice twist.  But there is something about a big bowl of noodles that speaks to me.  I enjoy tomatoes.  In fact, there’s nothing like a tomato fresh off the vine. But spaghetti sauce? Not so much.  Go figure!

Grits!  Yep!  Georgia Ice Cream in a bowl, again topped with real butter and salt and pepper.

Instant mashed potatoes.  I love the real deal too, but flakes are quicker and easier to make.  And yes, I claim


to be a health food freak, probably not a freak by some standards, but when I can I do.  But let’s face it, there are just some things a woman just should not be forced to give up.   And my Georgia Ice Cream is organic.  I found it in the heath food store a while back.  In Missouri. Go figure.

Since beginning the health food journey my motto has been:  the best that I can do with what I have.  Sometimes the best I can is yummy goodness in a bowl, on a plate and in my tummy.

What about you? What are your go to comfort foods?






  • Jennifer Smith

    07/17/2017 at 2:34 pm Reply

    Comfort food?? Dark chocolate (in small bits…just to indulge), bread, of all kinds but especially heavy, dense breads, truly speak to my heart and nothing really beats a genuine Southern vegetable plate: sweet potato, limas, okra, corn pudding, black-eyed peas – just load my plate down!!

    • Christy

      07/18/2017 at 7:28 am Reply

      Now you’re speakin’ my language Jennifer! There’s nothin’ like a good ole piled high plate of southern comfort foods. Throw in some home fried chicken and I’m in girl…now I’m drooling.

  • moreatforty speechteach

    07/16/2017 at 5:07 pm Reply

    I love the look of your page! And your profile picture just makes me smile. 🙂 You look absolutely joyful! I have been going through blog identity crises as well, but I decided to go back to my original page despite starting two others in the course of a month or so. 🙂 Just seemed like the right place to be. And your food choices made me drool! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ve subscribed so I’ll be stopping by!

    • Christy

      07/18/2017 at 7:25 am Reply

      Thanks so much! For the kind words and for subscribing. Sad to say there is much more to the story of how moving came to be, but it’s behind me, so I won’t spill the ugly details. This I know. God was preparing me for a move several months ago. He’ll show you if or when it’s time to make the switch.

  • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    07/16/2017 at 12:45 am Reply

    Love the new home! It’s a nice place to be.

    My comfort foods now are Met-Rx Big 100 protein bars, in the chocolate-chip-cookie-dough variety. And Minute Rice made with powdered (unflavoured) Brewers Yeast and a small amount of butter.

    They are all I can digest these days. So that makes them comfortable, and I like the taste.

    • Christy

      07/16/2017 at 9:32 am Reply

      Thanks Andrew! I’m happy with it. I may repost some of my writings from homeskoolmom as I go along.

      Chocolate chip cookie dough…another yummy for me. I’m eating more protein, so I might have to look into those bars. Minute Rice? That used to be a standard go to comfort food too with butter. I take brewer’s yeast for the vitamins, I put mine in bone broth. Make’s it easy to take and rather tasty, and more importantly, I don’t forget to take it. Thanks for stopping by my friend, I cherish your stops all the more as I know it’s more difficult these days.

  • Marie

    07/14/2017 at 4:12 pm Reply

    I can finally comment! Been reading here for a few weeks. 🙂

    This made me smile. I love comfort-food, or, as some call it, soul-food. Sadly, my days of being able to enjoy it on the regular are long past and I’m forced to stick pretty closely to a vegetarian diet. But I guess that makes it all the sweeter when I am able to indulge. 🙂

    • Christy

      07/14/2017 at 6:02 pm Reply

      Whoohooo! I knew people were stopping by and I was sad that few could comment. Who knew a theme could cause such trouble?

      Soul food? Oh yeah! Fried chicken, with a little side of okra and a glass of sweet tea, or beans with hog jowl, yummy…and now I’m hungry 🙂 There’s nothing like a little food to comfort the soul. Sorry…I guess that doesn’t help your vegetarian diet.

  • Debby

    07/14/2017 at 2:28 pm Reply

    I don’t do much for women’s love of chocolate. I like it, but in small doses and preferably loaded with nuts. That being said, I was eating a handful of almond M&M’s while I read this 😉 Glad you feel a weight has been lifted with this new blog. Good things ahead for you!

    • Christy

      07/14/2017 at 5:59 pm Reply

      You can never go wrong with almond M&M’s Debby!

  • Tara

    07/14/2017 at 1:13 pm Reply

    Mint Oreos are my downfall. I love them. Oh and tomatos fresh off the vine…you are speaking my language. I cannot get enough of them. I’m in the 54 spot this week.

    • Christy

      07/14/2017 at 5:52 pm Reply

      Tara, my Daddy had about 1/2 acre garden many years ago. (he still gardens, but doesn’t do as much now). I’d head out with the salt shaker pull a ripe juicy tomato off, rub it on my jeans take a bite and then sprinkle the rest with salt right there in the dirt….that right there is a little piece of heaven on earth and almost better than mint oreos.

  • Lesley

    07/14/2017 at 12:07 pm Reply

    I was just thinking you were making me hungry and then I scrolled down and saw Bethany’ comment- you’re obviously having that effect on us all! I’m with you on the chocolate, and intrigued by the thought of Birthday Cake Oreos. We only recently got the Mint and Peanut Butter ones over here so I’m hoping Birthday Cake will follow!
    And your new blog looks great!

    • Christy

      07/14/2017 at 5:49 pm Reply

      Thanks Lesley! When the Birthday Cake Oreos arrive, I only have one small piece of advice; avoid the cookie aisle or prepare to gain a few pounds lolol.

  • BethanyH

    07/14/2017 at 9:44 am Reply

    You just made me super hungry! Ha ha. But also congrats to you on following your heart in this next season on your journey. It was fun to see a little slice of that and encouraged me to follow my heart as well! Coming over from FMF #40.

    • Christy

      07/14/2017 at 5:45 pm Reply

      I’m not sure I’m following my heart, because my heart wanted to stay and fight. But now that I’m on the other side I see God’s goodness in leading me to surrender the old. Thankfully, there are no birthday cake oreo’s in the house right now, haha, or I’d have been indulging.

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