What is it with going away - and preparing food all day long, or longer, before you go?
While eating really well is really important to me, sometimes I wish I could simply grab a few snags, a loaf of bread, and a few cans of ... er ... I wouldn't know what - and be done with it.
But it's not in my genes. Hence spending a good chuck of the day preparing food for a hiking trip.
I won't go into all I made. I'm too knackered. I'm also busy dunking Nonna's Biscuits into hot tea - my ultimate comfort food. I grabbed a pack while out shopping for the trip. Of course, I grabbed an extra one for the actual trip.
After all, after hiking mountains in cold, probably windy, possibly wet weather, I reckon we deserve a little Nonna love, albeit from a packet.
They're very good in themselves, but better still for being infused with memories of childhood, home and Sunday night baking marathons finished with dunking oven-warm biscuits in a glass of cold milk - and maybe a game of KerPlunk.
(Julia Hebaiter in Another Life)FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller
Because Food Sans Story is Bland