Comfort Food

“Food is a lot of people’s therapy
– when we say comfort food,
we really mean that. It’s releasing
dopamine and serotonin in your brain
that makes you feel good.”
Brett Hoebel

Comfort Food

The past few days my husband was in the hospital with an infection. He must have dropped ten pounds in those few days. He just couldn’t eat the food they presented to him at the hospital. Why is hospital food so awful?

When I picked him up at the hospital, the first thing he told me is that he hadn’t eaten a good meal in days. He also told me he missed me and would I please cook his favorite Italian dinner.

It just so happened that I had all the ingredients to cook up an Italian gravy made with fresh Italian sausage, onions, tomatoes, Anaheim and Jalapeño peppers simmered slowly. The house smelled like one of our favorite Italian bistros.

Nothing warms one’s heart and makes you feel better than good old-fashioned comfort food.

Shine On

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8 thoughts on “Comfort Food

  1. Hope your husband is feeling better by now!!! This dish looks so yummie!!! He´s lucky to have you! Really interesting that hospital food is bad all over the world… at least here in Europe it´s about the same. Maybe they don´t want to stay people longer than necessary? 😉

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    • Thank you Anna, yes he is much better and his infection is almost gone completely. You may be right about that. My husband told me the man in the bed next to him had been there for 10 days and had lost 25 pounds. This man was pretty happy about his weight loss but not about his stay in the hospital.

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