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“There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.”
― Kate Douglas Wiggin
No matter where our travels beckon us, the journey home can be long. Especially so if we’ve had a most wonderful and life changing experience. Even if we adore our sanctuary and town of residence, knowing our journey has come to an end can be difficult. But as well, if we have longed to return, most often we are exhausted. And while our perspectives may have expanded, our knowledge of what we once knew having found more clarity and deeper understanding, the one thing that we often crave is a homemade meal, in particular, a favorite comfort meal.
As I was perusing the most recent issue of Bon Appétit magazine, their Travel Issue, a detail was shared regarding recommendations for traveling well. Upon reading it, I immediately concurred.
Shared by Bon Appétit contributor Tommy Werner, the recommendation “Don’t Leave the Fridge Totally Bare” is sage advice.
Before we leave our homes to see the vast, amazing world, it is necessary to situate our abodes (empty the trash, schedule the necessary care and house-sitting, clean out the fridge so that nothing goes bad, etc.) with the necessary ingredients to make our most longed for and simple to make meal to enjoy upon arriving home from our travels.
While we may not be able to have a meal that would have fresh fruit or vegetables, we can have a scrumptious pasta dish with quality Parmigiano Reggiano in a Spaghetti all Carbonara or Lemon Shrimp with Linquini (keep the raw shrimp in the freezer). Whatever your favorite comfort meal is, plan ahead, stock the refrigerator with just enough so that regardless of what time you arrive, you will feel welcomed, nourished and perhaps well-suited to fall into a blissful nap and begin to recover from jet lag.
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