Jennifer A. Chin (cswallow) wrote,
Jennifer A. Chin
cswallow

Comfort food

How swiftly this week has passed! It's seemed odd, off-kilter somehow but also full of delights and gratifications. Despite a mildly sore throat for a companion (which I continue to abuse mercilessly), I have felt hale and hearty and full of energy for life and for my classes. That good fall fervor is creeping back up on me now, and I let it trounce me.

Yesterday I made a big pot of jook (aka congee, porridge). My mom always used to make it for me when I was growing up, and when my parents were out of town and I got my wisdom teeth out, my grandmother made it for me with  thousand year old egg. Ravi and I used to go to Healthy Porridge all the time when we wanted to lie low for the evening, and down bowls and bowls of it. Mine's not as creamy and good as theirs, but it's got turkey and two hours of simmer time in it, and that's comforting on a scale that can't be measured in dollars or deliciousness. 
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