It’s getting a bit heated out.
I’m rather an introvert, so the heatier it gets, the more hunkered down I get.
Part of that nesting is devoted to cooking comfort foods. Yes, I know I cannot go back (look forward not backward) and I know that the past is the past. But when times get squirrely and dangerous, I just like to reach for some sense of comfort.
It started, I think, with a round of deviled eggs. So familiar. So delicious. So comforting. Lovely surprise was that my grandbabyboys and their dad love deviled eggs, too. Comfort.
Then meatloaf…..just because. Something simple and delicious and reminiscent of the 1950s and early 1960s. I even made one small meatloaf with a hard boiled egg in the middle, just because it looks so pretty and seemed kind of special. Comfort.
Chicken soup is on the stove right now. An inexpensive natural 5 pound chicken cut up by me. Carrots, celery, onions, bay leaves, a clove of garlic or two, a bit of dry white wine….simmered for hours. The chicken will be used for enchiladas (a comfort favorite) and curried chicken salad. The broth will be incorporated into a home made chicken and dumplings comfort fest.
I can’t make Mitt Romney a more decent person. The man is a Ken doll. A rich version of vapidity with nothing to recommend him. The man who will make me vote for Obama again. Oh, shame! Newt Gingrich is a disgusting person and the idea of his mistress being First Lady is more disgusting. Rick Santorem is a joke supporting the Pope. And Ron Paul is ….. well, Ron Paul. The only word I have for Obama is “disappointing”….. the worst vote I’ve ever made. And I’ve voted for almost no one who ever won. It’s been a long time in the wilderness.
The game is rigged…..and probably always has been. Amazing, really, to be in mid-60s and just discovering that reality.
And so I hunker down and cook comforting foods and take care of the people I care for and hope for the betterment of my country. Well, I don’t have a lot of hope, but I never give up hope.
And, meanwhile, while I can, I eat comfort foods.
And I wish for a better America for my children and grandchildren.