Southern Comforts

For this Blogtember post: React to this term: comfort.

Growing up in the Deep South, I can’t help but equate the word comfort with food, and food with grandma. I come from a very close family and was lucky enough to grow up with all 3 sets of my grandparents. Two of my grandmas are what you might envision when you think “southern grandma.” Each one has their specialty – fried chicken, grits, biscuits, pies, cobblers, etc etc etc – but the one thing it all has in common is being y*mmy! It’s pretty hard to beat (or fully replicate) home-grown, home-made comfort food but I try to make due (smile). Unfortunately, all of my favorite “comfort recipes” also happen to be the unhealthiest items, so I try to limit those to really bad days or special occasions. On the not-so-bad bad days, I settle for a glass of wine and a phone call to one of those grandmas instead (big smile).

Christmas Dinner

Grandma's House

Grandma’s House

Of course my standard, every single day, fat-free comfort is these furballs. Call me a cat lady if you want, they are an instant comfort that make me smile every day (smile)!

These are my favorites, what are some of your go to comforts?

2 thoughts on “Southern Comforts

  1. Homemade comfort food, grandparents and kitties!! Great list, I think mine would include all the same. Also a good hot bath and cup of tea:)

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