Cinnamon toast is a comfort food for me. It brings back memories of eating breakfast in Grandma's big kitchen. When I had a sleep over at Grandma's she would make me cinnamon toast either before I went to bed or in the morning for breakfast.That an a bowl of wheatena and some ovaltine would be my treat.
I remember during the war having a family live with us for a while.My mom invited a friend and her little boy to come and share expenses... while their husbands were in Germany. Guess what they brought with them? An electric toaster! Now, our toast wouldn't be burned on one side. We had so much cinnamon toast at that time. It was a reasonably priced treat that didn't require many ingredients.
When my kids were growing up...we had it often. Sometimes when they had been sick...it was the first thing that would comfort them.
I remember reading in children's literature about this treat. I especially remember reading this poem to my small son, John.
Animal Crackersby Christopher Morley
Animal crackers and cocoa to drink --
That is the finest of suppers I think;
When I'm grown up and can have what I please
I think I shall always insist upon these.
What do YOU choose when you're offered a treat?
When Mother says, "What would you like best to eat?"
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
It's cocoa and animals that I love most!
The kitchen's the cosiest place that I know;
The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,
And there in the twilight, how jolly to see
The cocoa and animals waiting for me.
Daddy and Mother dine later in state,
With Mary to cook for them, Susan to wait;
But they don't have nearly as much fun as I
Who eat in the kitchen with Nurse standing by;
And Daddy once said, he would like to be me
Having cocoa and animals once more for tea!
We had a set of Childcraft books at that time, and John would run to get the favorite book from the set for me to read.. He had the pages memorized and knew just where his favorites were in the book...without a bookmark.I can remember many cozy nights...reading to this little boy. He would be next to me...under the afghan just listening...with his mouth moving.. as I said the words.
So, this morning when I awoke...I thought, "What should I have?" Cinnamon toast came to mind. It's the first time this fall...A comfort food? What are some of your comfort foods?