I don't mean nothin' by it, but did you notice that all three winners of Moira's Comfort Me contest are New Yorkers? The lovely borough of Queens carried the event, with both Bakerina's Grand Prize and Dawn's Third Prize win. But I'm here to tell you how proud I am to have placed at all among such fine entries -- and to represent for Manhattan and especially Spanish Harlem with Second Prize. This definitely puts springtime's spring into my step.
Of course, the regional thing is a mere coincidence -- or else it just signifies that we New Yorkers are in greater need of comfort than anyone else. That would be part and parcel of living in the City of Undue Stress, a place where everyone is always busier than everyone else if they can possibly help it. Some of us, however, have decided that we're not too busy to cook, eat, remember, seek comfort or give comfort -- and we'll even make time to blog about it. Many, many thanks go out to charming hostess Moira of the delectable blog Who Wants Seconds? I had a great time writing my entry and reading everyone else's. I know that sometime in the near future I'm going to want to make a gravy like Dawn's, give Nupur's Khichi-Khadi a try, and cover some meat-loaf with a luscious mashed potato crust a la Dr. Biggles. And a cheese and mustard sandwich Bakerina-style is certainly in my future.