Comfort Food

I want to thank you all for the outpouring of kindness you have shown me this week. Losing my grandmother on Sunday was so unexpected, so much of a shock, that I still feel like I'm reeling. But I'm getting better. And your kind comments brought me comfort in this difficult time.

Last night we had a funeral for my grandmother, and today we laid her to rest in the cemetery. The unseasonably cool weather was like ice in my veins, both last night and today. Even though I'm back home now and wrapped in my flannel blanket, I'm still shivering.

I haven't been very hungry today, but my parents pushed me to eat something, and I listened to them because I knew I would probably feel worse if I didn't eat. Not being prompted by hunger, I wasn't sure what to eat, but I was drawn to my Nutella jar. So I decided to make myself an open-face Nutella sandwich for lunch, and for some reason I can't explain, it brought me comfort.

This got me thinking about comfort food, and why we are drawn to particular foods when we are going through a difficult period. It's different for everyone -- someone might be drawn to pudding, someone else to pasta. I guess today my comfort food was Nutella.

10 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about losing your grandma. I lost mine a few years ago and know how hard it is. Hang in there!

Brittany said...

:))) haha I LOVE the new layouttt :))) it's def more you :) (not that the other one was bad...)

Katie said...

Mmm I LOVE Nutella. I have this recipe for nutella ravioli which are phenomenal!

Jenny☮ said...

I meant to comment on the other post, but since you've added another... here I am. :)

Sorry about your abuela... I know it's not easy, trust me. But at least she's at peace.

As for your jar of Nutella, well, I'm on that boat with you. I've been craving for a week. And I was not feeling any better after I caught a commercial for it tonight. :( However, thanks for reminding me to buy some. Yay for Nutella!


~kiMbeRLy~ said...

So sorry for your loss...My Grandfather's birthday. We never forget the ones we love. It gets easier.

Oh and I LOVE Nutella!

Julia said...

i'm so sorry to hear that! my very sweet grandma passed away when i was little and even though i don't remember much of her i remember how sweet kind and gentle she was and how much i missed her when she did pass away!

Anonymous said...

i'm glad everyone's words are helping you feel better. and have lots of comfort food - it can do quite a lot of good, or so i believe :)

Vanessa said...

Mmm Nutella is scrumptious!

Again, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. *hug*

Randomization said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Micaela said...

i am SOOOO SORRY for your loss :(
HUGE HUGS to you darling.

there is nothing like comfort food... and yours, yours is perfect.

mine is grilled cheese dunked in tomato soup.