What IS Comfort Food, Anyway?

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comfort food

Who doesn’t love comfort food?  Comfort food is simply the food (or foods) that make you feel better when you think about them; it comforts you.  They are particularly handy to make when you’re stressed, sad, or anxious because it makes you feel better.  If you’re happy, they make you even happier!  It makes me nostalgic.

I said something about comfort food one day when my kids were younger and they didn’t believe there was such a thing.  They insisted that I made it up.  I had to prove that the phrase “comfort food” was a real thing and that other people knew about it too.  They’re convinced that we make things up to tell them; I’m not sure why.  It’s something to do with me telling them about the eyes in the back of my head when they were little. Continue reading “What IS Comfort Food, Anyway?”

National Homemade Soup Day

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chicken soup

Guess what?  I had no idea there was a national homemade soup day, but I’m really happy that there is.  Not only is the best comfort food in the world, but there are also proven health benefits to eating it.  Personally, I think there are also health benefits to making it!  I love the tradition of it, the feeling of comfort that is attached to it, and the memories associated with it.

I love a bowl of chicken soup, whether I’m sick or not.  It’s easy to freeze into individual portions; just the right size for a great light lunch or dinner.  It’s nutritious and good for you, too!  No matter whether or not you believe the old folk remedy of healing a cold with hot chicken soup, there are actually several proven facts to support it.  Moms and grandmothers have, for years, touted the health benefits of homemade chicken soup while the medical field took longer to get on board.  Now, however, after several studies to test the theory, it’s widely agreed that the benefits are genuine.  Studies have shown some of the following benefits: Continue reading “National Homemade Soup Day”