What’s your favorite comfort food? Is there a special meal that every now and then you just need to have? Or a dessert that brings back memories of your childhood?
For me, I have a few comfort foods. I love making my Mom’s recipe for Meatloaf and Baked Potatoes. I have to make it just like she did! For some reason Lasagna is a huge comfort food for me! Both of these meals bring me such comfort! The smells, flavor and memories always bring me such joy and peace!
I did a little research into why we have comfort foods. Here are few actual psychological reasons. Comfort foods feel good! These foods effect our moods and help reduce tension. There’s also a theory about self-medication with food. This can be both bad and good. Next, there’s the need to belong. When we are feeling lonely, we may reach for those comfort foods to serve as a reminder of our family and friends. Comfort foods also bring us back to memories of our childhood. Finally, comfort foods are also foods that help us celebrate too!
Comfort food is exactly what the words say! Food that bring you comfort! I think we can all agree that there’s just something so warm and fuzzy when you make our special comfort food! Whatever your comfort food might be, I hope it brings back happy feelings and great memories! I’m going to go make my Moms Meatloaf now! My mouth is watering!
Food is the Most Primitive Form of Comfort