Mmmm. Hot, bubbly, cheesy casseroles. Hearty soups. Fresh baked bread. Warm gooey brownies.
Excuse me, I need to wipe the drool off my chin.
Right now I’m drinking a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. It’s the first I’ve had in months.
Of course in a pinch the pre-packaged comfort foods like Hershey bars, ice cream and Oreo cookies suit me just fine. I know emotional eating is bad for you, but it feels so good.
Nothing brings healing like a bag of Oreos and a glass of cold milk. Girl Scout Thin Mints come in a close second, but they don’t make number one since they’re only around a few weeks out of the year.
Even if I bought a year’s supply, those Thin Mints would only be around for a few weeks.
Because I would eat them all.
Until I had to be rolled across the floor.
They should have to put a Surgeon General’s Warning on those cookies. “Warning: These cookies are addictive. Eating too many thin mints may lead to your thighs no longer being thin. They may interfere with your ability to wear next fall’s skinny jean.”
If you’re like me, nothing makes you crankier than when you want that little somethin’, somethin’ sweet, and there is nothing to be had in the whole house.
It always happens that my desire for such satiation comes a day or two after I make the ill-advised decision to banish comfort food from the house in the name of health and weight-loss.
Who hasn’t done this?
You know there’s nothing there, but you look in the fridge anyway. You stare at the cheese, the mayo, the bread. You open the freezer and curse the chicken breasts and broccali. Looking In the cupboard you feel hopeful when you spot a brownie mix, only to realize it’s just a box of whole wheat pasta. You lift the lid to the cookie jar to find only crumbs. Then you repeat this little dance two or three more times, just in case a chocolate cream pie magically appeared behind the tub of butter.
Oh, man. Now I want a chocolate cream pie.
I have to get a snack now.
What’s your favorite comfort food?
Talk to me girls.