Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - Solace - 7/27/08

The Sunday Scribblings’ prompt this week is “solace”. I could write something romantic about the ocean or southern summer nights providing solace, but that would not be entirely true. I do not take solace from religion, as so many do. I take solace from food. This may seem innocent enough, but food addiction is just as deadly as heroin. It would probably be all right if I was comforted by celery or sprouts, but unfortunately, I am soothed by only the most unhealthy of foods. As a doctor once said, “if it tastes good, spit it out.”

I love pasta, and my favorite is the most deadly of all, spaghetti carbonara. For those unfamiliar, it is basically pasta loaded with bacon, eggs, and cheese.

I am particularly fond of grilling a good steak,

fried foods,

and shellfish dipped in butter.

I love dessert.

If someone addicted to crack is a crack head, I am a grub head.

The problem, other than the obvious blocking of my arteries, is that the comfort is short-lived. I am depressed so I eat, then I am dejected because I eat.

I was going to write more, but I made myself hungry.

13 comments:

forgetfulone said...

Count me among the grub heads! A medium rare steak or a bowl of pasta smothered in Alfredo sauce often does wonders for the soul.

Granny Smith said...

Could it be that you are decribing a universal sentiment? I relate especially to that "I am depressed so I eat, then I am depressed because I eat"! You neglected to mention chocolate...

Eaton Bennett said...

Yikes...your doctor might be onto something. From a health nut! :)

raymond pert said...

Ah! Perfect. If you come up to the Inland Empire again this summer (Labor Day weekend?) we should have a solace outing: we can gamble to provide solace for me and then go have an epic dinner to give you solace.

Have you made plans yet?

Redness said...

Awww c'mon don't be so hard on yourself ... you're not alone ... love to be on your Labor Day weekend with R Pert :)

p.s no contribution on SS from me just snooping around ;)

Lucy said...

You've made us ALL hungry with this post!
From one grub head to another.... Yummmmy
post! ( and a very honest one!) Hey, think of it this way... At least You're NOT a crack head! :))

Giggles said...

Dang I need to make some corn and pasta now...it's okay though that was the plan anyway!! Too yummy for words!

Inland Empire Girl said...

Every thing listed is what I find solace with also. I am proud to be a leaded grub head!!

Go Figure said...

Solace? No I like salsa. In fact on a recent Costco salsa and been dip with chip diet I lost about 30 pounds! HA!

paisley said...

why is it every other addiction causes people to lose weight... but then you get a healthy one,, like eating,, and damn you suddenly know what it feels like to become invisible......

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, I'm a grub-head too! I like (love) all of these same foods!! I could eat pasta every single day! And, creme brule (spelling?) is my favorite dessert!

GreenishLady said...

You cut right through to the essentials here. Food - our first comfort and solace - of course!

It's good to be back.

Redheels said...

Thanks for sharing. I think many of us share your obsession with food. I wish I could change my habits and be more healthy myself.