5 Recipes that Always Help Me to Get Over a Breakup
When I first find myself in the throes of a breakup, my body shuts down. Even the thought of food, at first, is difficult. My stomach is just as twisted as my heart, I find myself in my bed for too long, and honestly, when I do force myself to eat, I can't even keep it down.
But once the first wave of despair lifts, and I'm able to think about food again, I indulge in my favorite - often made-up - concoctions. I actually only eat the following five recipes for weeks because of the intense comfort they bring. Eventually I start eating other things again, but these have always been my go-to recipes that, for one reason or another, manage to at least numb the pain inside. Maybe they'll numb your pain too. Or maybe you'll just find them yummy. Either way, here they are, with detailed directions!
My college roommate and I came up with this one after she got dumped. I still love it, because sometimes you need to temporarily numb your brain to recover from heartbreak.
1 container of strawberries
As much vodka as you can handle
Remove the green tops from the strawberries. Rinse them, and poke some holes in them with a fork. Pour the vodka into a bowl, then put the strawberries in it. Put the bowl in the fridge and wait about an hour for the strawberries to be not-quite-frozen. The vodka will stay in liquid form, but you'll have slushy strawberry love in your mouth.
(And yes, "Vodka-Soaked Almost-Frozen Love Fest" is what we named it that night.)