Never Underestimate the Magic of a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

“Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.”Ina Garten

Comfort food. It can be anything. Pizza, fried chicken, soup, cookies, you name it. Comfort food isn’t about the food itself, but the feeling it gives you while eating it. For a lot of people, comfort food can provide solace just as much as it can fuel.

Did you know that even King Solomon had a favorite comfort food? In Song of Solomon chapter two he writes “Strengthen me with raisins, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.” The idea of comfort food is not a new notion, but one that was been around for centuries.

Being a foodie, food is partly emotional and partly about taste. Growing up, both sides of my family are fantastic chefs and bakers and certain foods always remind me of various loved ones.

Homemade flour tortillas remind me of my Great Mama. Pancakes remind me of my Grandpa because he would always make my sister and me Mickey-Mouse shaped pancakes as children. And pot roast makes me think of my Mom, there were lots of Sunday lunches or dinners that consisted of pot roast, mashed potatoes, and biscuits.

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My Grandpa

My grandpa is one of my biggest cooking inspirations and has been since I was a little girl. One of my earliest memories is baking and decorating Christmas cookies with him and my sister, Jordan on Christmas Eve. I cherish that memory dearly and we have continued that tradition to this day.

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This first thing you should know about my grandpa is that he loves his grandchildren and great grandchildren fiercely. When my sister and I were little it’s safe to say we were his world. Both he and my grandmother would spoil us so much and spend countless days with us. We loved having them around all the time and loved going on McDonald’s and “Duck Park” trip with them. Now that we’re grown, I get to see him spoil and love on my cousin’s four children as well. The two youngest boys love their ‘Papa’ and he loves them just as much.  Grandpa poured so much love on Jordan and myself and it’s so heartwarming seeing him pour that some love one his young great grandchildren as well. Continue reading “My Grandpa”