Transport to Childhood

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Transporter.”

Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood. ~ Daily Prompt 02/10/15

Sometimes, not all the time, but sometimes, I have to have hot cocoa and toast for breakfast. This is my comfort food breakfast and it takes me back to the time I was a little bitty girl. All I wanted for breakfast was cocoa (hot) and toast. Of course, my mother made the best. She made the cocoa from scratch, using milk, Hershey’s chocolate powder and sugar. There was no instant cocoa or pre-made chocolate milk. It was carefully and lovingly made from scratch. And the toast wasn’t instant popup toaster toast, no. It was buttered bread broiled in the oven to perfection.

The joy of eating this delightful breakfast was the careful dipping of the buttered toast into the hot cocoa and eating it dripping with hot cocoa and running down my chin. It was my ultimate happiness breakfast and made my day begin on a happy note and a full tummy.

It isn’t the same eating this delicious breakfast as an adult as it was as a little child, but it still makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside and I think back to that little girl that loved every squishy bite.


47 thoughts on “Transport to Childhood

      • It’s so good. And you nailed it – not toaster toast, but toast from the oven broiler, with the soft, gooey butter center and the crispy edges. That was probably my favorite thing to eat as a kid, too. Slightly more bizarre, I also liked scrambled egg sandwiches on buttered toast with hot chocolate.

  1. You give us a beautiful picture πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Imagining you with coco and toast was sweeeet ❀ … I too love to indulge in the childhood memories and try my best to relive them πŸ™‚ On some days my mom packed my lunchbox with Indian flat breads(paratha) and fresh cottage cheese dry curry. Those days my smiles literally reached my ears and I used to smile and eat simultaneously πŸ˜€ Even today it's the same at home. Though when I try to recreate it here,it's…. you know ^^'

    • I understand what you’re saying. It is nice to relive those memories but they are never the same. Your bread (I think we call it Pita Bread here) and cottage cheese sounds wonderful! I love cottage cheese. I can just see you eating: take a bite, chewing it up and then smiling. Taking a bite, chewing, then smiling… πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you. You sure brought back some happy memories to me. I loved hot chocolate as well. Mom would always fix some when my sister’s and I came in the house after playing in the snow. Just an example of how wonderful little things in our life means so much to us.

    • Oh that’s right! We had that too (but I didn’t dunk that into the hot chocolate). I use to make my kids a lot of cinnamon toast as they were growing up. Their big choices were, eggs & bacon, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, or cinnamon toast. Occasionally there was homemade cinnamon rolls (they always chose that – it was a no brainer. Haha!)

  3. I think we must have shared the same mother, because my mom made it the exact same way and I have the exact same memory! Complete with the cocoa dripping down my chin! And what sweet memories they are! Thank you for this!

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