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Friday, May 9, 2008

Comfort Food

It's been a cool, rainy day in New Jersey today.

This morning I had to go out fairly early and without breakfast. When it was time to go home, I felt like having a bagel or crumb bun for breakfast so I stopped at the local bakery. Even though it was still early in the day, there was practically nothing left. There was only one salt bagel and no crumb buns.

The owner said that she had to open at 6:30 AM today instead of 7:00 AM because there were people waiting outside in the rain and she felt sorry for them. We decided that because of the weather, everyone wanted some freshly baked buns and rolls.

When I was younger, my father would stop and buy rolls for Sunday morning breakfast. I can still remember dunking a buttered roll in the coffee. The contrast between the cold butter and the hot coffee was so good. It has become a comfort food and would have hit the spot on this cold, rainy day.

1 comment:

ms/sss said...

Going to the bakery after Sunday morning Mass was a fine tradition for us, too! And for a lot of people. I remember the crowds, the wait, the chatter, the happiness. Our bakery was on 101st Avenue near 78th Street. Hard rolls with seeds, buns with cherry or lemon filling, delicious crumb cake...these were the people's favorites.