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?