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January 28, 2007


Lisa (Homesick Texan)

I'm sorry to hear times have been so tough for you. I've had plenty of white-food phases myself, only to find my heart was still heavy and my clothes no longer fit. Healthy eating, exercise and time, however, always lighten the load and brighten the mood. That said, where's the recipe for tuna noodle casserole? I'm not ashamed to say that I LOVE that dish!


Ah yes, the times when cooking and eating are about the only things over which you feel control ... be well, when it's time. In the mean time, be ...

christine (myplateoryours)

Thanks, guys. Lisa, there is no recipe for tuna noodle casserole, it is totally comfort cooking -- a little of this, a little of that. But the last time I made it I found something that definitely makes a difference -- use imported tuna packed in olive oil. Makes it rich and wonderful -- Yum!!

Hadn't thought about the control aspects, Alanna, but I am sure you are right. Sigh...


I think white comfort foods on cold, black days are great! Just the process of planning and preparing them can lift you a bit. Just remember to pull back before the comfort food itself adds to your problems. They are like antibiotics that you must be mindful not to overdo, or you risk them becoming ineffective.

I'll continue to hold good thoughts for you and your family while you work through this tough time.

melissa mcgee

christine, your family is still in my thoughts over the loss of zoe, and now with your mom and her struggle. that being said, i come from a big italian family where restraint + feeding have never met. food has always meant comfort in my family, like most families i would imagine. my mother's mantra could be something akin to "butter heals all wounds".

we're a very round people as a whole...


It does sound like you are having a lot of things hit you at once. Turning to comfort food when its cold and in times like these is normal! Your pasta dish looks fantastic. Wish I had some to comfort me right now :)

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