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eating for comfort

Sure, a warm blanket and a hot cup of herbal tea can give you some comfort when you're sick, but nothing says comfort like food.

In this case, to stave off my sickness-depression and news overload, I'm having the mother of all comfort foods: pastina with butter and salt.

Not for the taste or the weighty, full feeling it gives you. Just for the comfort of eating something that reminds me of being taken care of by my mommy when I had the mumps all those years ago.

I came across this while looking for a picture of pastina. I can't imagine than anyone would eat this willingly.


Ancient chinese cure for anything: pizza

Ever eaten Thai noodles? Then you've eaten that willingly.

Hope you feel better and soon! I was down and out with the 'going around the office' bug monday and tuesday. But no pneumonia this time!! For this, I am grateful.

I used to get pastina with HONEY as a kid - that might be better for your throat as dairy fat causes more mucus.
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I like the pro-action opinions expressed on the war herein and whose linked to you.

Ok I feel like a major jerk cause you are feeling bad. But, um (he says very quietly) didn't you have a contest running???

This dish actually looks quite good. Peanut butter is incredibly versatile. If you ever make homemade hummus, try substituting black eyed peas for the chick peas, and peanut butter for the tahini. Delicious.

I used to eat pastina all the time as a kid! Wow, I had totally forgotten about it until you mentioned it. I will have to pick some up at the store next time I go. With butter and salt is the only way to eat it. :)

Urk... you'd hafta be preggers to eat that. Or four years old. Or have a pnutbutter fetish. Now, haggis isn't bad.... or maybe some nice Lutefisk?

PB & S sounds like something Elvis might eat... or maybe it just reminds me of the sandwiches he liked.

With my mom it was gnocchi. A little butter and Parmeggiano-Reggiano and you've got the greatest comfort food on the planet.