Food to Seek Comfort from Cold

Lauren Grady, Tempo Editor

We’ve reached that time of the year again. The time of year where we’re all sooo done with winter, but Jack Frost just can’t seem to get the hint.

We had a white Christmas this year, so we can’t complain about that, but it’s almost two months later and there’s still snow on the ground, our boots are still being stained with that nasty mix of salt and dirty snow, and we can’t go anywhere without bundling up in a heavy coat, scarf and gloves. Come on.

Now eating healthy is always important, especially now when we’d rather be cuddling in front of the fire watching “The Notebook” for the 50th time instead of getting off our butts and dragging them to the gym through the freezing cold.

However, sometimes you have to give in and indulge a little in some comfort foods to get you through this last stretch of this blustery, worn out winter season.

Now, it isn’t exactly the easiest thing ever to find these foods here at Lewis, but if you’re craving them, you’ll find them. One of my favorites is the cream of wild rice and chicken soup. It’s only made every now and then (in either the Courtyard or Charlie’s), but when it is, be sure to grab yourself a bowl because it definitely hits the spot. In the Courtyard, you can also ask for a baguette to dip in the soup so you can make a hearty meal of it.

The Courtyard also has hot chocolate made with milk and extra chocolate (if you’re willing to pay a bit extra). It’s topped with whipped cream and warms you from the inside out, as long as you get there before they run out!

For something on the cold end of the spectrum that will give you some energy, try an Italian Soda from the Courtyard. Made with Sprite, half and half, and raspberry flavoring, it’s a strange combo that is absolutely delicious. Trust me, once you’ve had it once, you’ll be hooked.

The Den also now offers “Flyer Frosties,” which are basically a spin-off of McFlurries, with your choice of mix-ins.

We can do it, guys. A few more weeks and we’re to Spring Break. Soon enough Lewis will be popping with color and teeming with those infamous squirrels that keep everyone on their toes. So spoil yourself, indulge in a treat every once in a while, and we’ll get through this marathon of a winter together.

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