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Hit the spot

The snow was pelting down, being whipped around by the driving wind. It was the kind of day that one craves comfort food. Especially seems it was a harrowing afternoon…

Which ties into the themes of #whatsonyourplateblogchallenge and #whatsonyourbookshelfchallenge.

The afternoon adventure started a few weeks ago when good friends lent me a series of time travel books. The concept worked in Outlander, so I was excited. Page 50, book 1 I was like, what?? I’m reading a book about a serial killer?? I sure didn’t see that coming. The good news is that the time transported female FBI agent solves the crime while learning to live in an entirely different time period. I loved the look back at how much life had changed, especially from a female perspective.  I zipped through those four books and found that Julie McElwain had published a fifth book. Alas not available on Libby. A trip to the pool last week also included a stop at the library.  So this afternoon, I immersed myself in Kendra’s harrowing experience2 of being kidnapped and outwitting the assailants. While some of the details of violence are a bit graphic, they are really interesting.

So that’s #whatsonyourbookshelfchallenge for the past few weeks. I’ve also read Lily’s Promise and another Second World War book whose name is escaping me.

As to comfort food, it’s always a win. It might not be the most in vogue at this moment, but it’s my entry for this month’s  #whatsonyourplateblogchallenge.

There are certain foods that scream comfort, although I know they change with the seasons. Mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy with some sort of meat and my fav, baked potatoes and meatloaf scream winter.  Add in an oven veggie and supper cooks while you are doing something else, perhaps reading about Kendra’s escape!

Does anyone else out there have a favourite comfort food? Or a book that they couldn’t put down?


Ps. There are hardly any posts in February and then 2 in one day on the first day of March. What the heck, hey? I was just so pumped about getting Young A’s feet jammies complete that I headed to #wordlessWednesday to share my joy!


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9 thoughts on “Hit the spot

  1. My mouth started watering the moment I saw the “What’s On Your Plate?” photo. Add pot roast and stew to the list of comfort foods. They take time to cook, but oh, the aroma! As for books, I’ve finished reading a couple by Henning Mankell, a name that may not be familiar but his protagonist’s name is: Kurt Wallender (assuming you’ve watched the series on PBS). Very complex plots.


  2. Comfort foods and books (on National Reading day in the US)—two of my favorite things! Have you tried any of the Ruth Galloway mysteries by Elly Griffith? And, on this rainy, cold day, I could murder a batch of tuna salad or a big pot of homemade vegetable beef soup…


  3. Winter isa good time to get lost in a good mystery novel. As to comfort food, we have so many favourites, but I would have to say Chicken Denver is mine. Tonight is Singapore Noodles, a bit more complex to create, but no less a favourite. Happy Friday Bernie. Allan


    1. Ah, yes, my tall, skinny husband also does the gravy and the butter. I can barely afford the gravy calories! I thought it was a good tie-in with the afternoon of reading while the meatloaf cooked. I just missed the deadline, but oh well. Thanks for hosting. Bernie

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  4. That looks like the perfect meal for a chilly day! A variation on your theme is one of my winter go-to meals. And thanks for the recommendation of a new author/series to follow, Bernie 💕



    1. Don’t say I didn’t warn you — there is a serial killer in the first one. They definitely are graphic but it’s so interesting to read about that time period with eyes from this one. As to the meal — my other variation that I love is stuffed baked potatoes. My other half, who has an insanely high metabolism, finds it doesn’t fill him up enough but I love them! I chock them full of veggies and yogurt and cover with some cheese. So good…

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  5. I haven’t read any of Julie McElwain’s books (thanks for introducing me to a new author) or any crime/detective books in a while. I might have to pop down to my local charity shop to see if they have any. Her Murder in Time time travel series sounds great for binge-reading. Thanks for sharing and Happy March 🙂 Aiva xx


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