Comfort Food Without the Hassle

Here’s a photo of our dinner from last night. It was a pre-seasoned/stuffed chicken that we just had to pop in the oven and roast. I added some carrots, leeks, and celery as well. It felt like the lazy-man’s dinner. Not a proper recipe, and nothing but a quick photo to share with my readers. As a food blogger I couldn’t help but feel a bit disappointed in myself.

Then I decided to give myself a break. We just moved to a new country three weeks ago. One week ago we moved from a temporary flat to a more permanent one. Thankfully the owner of the flat we’re now renting is a huge cook and foodie. She left behind more than enough utensils, cooking gadgets, bowls and everything else we’d need to make a feast every night if we so wish to. She also has a self-proclaimed addiction to cookbooks, all of which she left behind. I’ll definitely have to share some of the amazing books and recipes I hope to make in the future!

But, for now we’re still getting settled. Heck, I still can’t seem to find a place that sells regular old brooms and dustpans or dry swiffer wipes. As much as I love embracing how things are done here, and finding new stores and restaurants, etc… there is a part of me that is seriously missing Target and Dunkin Donuts and just knowing how to do things and where to go to get what I need. Is there a place here, in this city, accessible via walking/subway, that sells those things one needs like superglue, brooms, dustpans, or mini trash cans for the bathroom? Your guess is as good as mine.

We’re also dealing with the general moving pains of setting up phones, getting decent internet, realizing that the neighborhood we live in is not one where we’ll easily pop out on a Saturday night for dinner without a reservation. It’s been wonderful and fun, but also frustrating and occasionally tear-inducing for sure.

So, last night we didn’t put a lot of work or effort into dinner and I don’t have a recipe to share. But, we had a healthy, comforting, and delicious dinner. And sometimes that’s all you need to feel a little bit more at home.

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4 Responses to Comfort Food Without the Hassle

  1. It can be really frustrating! I can’t tell you how much I long for things like cute seasonal M&Ms to put in cookies, the complete Ben & Jerrys collection or graham crackers! But just wait: after a year, you’ll come back and miss cheese and onion crisps!

  2. Emily says:

    ummm yeah! you def need to give yourself a break. you didn’t move up the street!! Glad you’re eating even if your dust bunnies don’t quite have a way to find a home in your trash. I’ll happen, all in good time ;)

    • amy says:

      Very true! And I have another post coming up with what we did with the leftover chicken. Felt a bit like myself again with that recipe. :)