Well, Old Man Winter has certainly made his presence known here at our corporate office, where we’ve yet to see a day without snow so far in 2010! Feeling “under the weather” at some point is nearly inevitable during this time of year, as we struggle to fight off the flu and the common cold.
Ever since I was little, I was told by my mother and others “in the know” that chicken noodle soup would cure the common cold. Well, after a little research, guess what I found out? It’s true – at least partially. According to the Nutritional Education Center in New Salem, PA, studies have shown that the broth contains anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce congestion, and it’s a great way to take in fluids when you aren’t feeling up to eating a larger meal. From a nutrition standpoint, this soup contains healthy doses of essential nutrients, allowing you to keep your strength up even though your appetite may be waning.
But even if chicken noodle soup doesn’t really “cure” a common cold, one thing I know for sure is that it’s warm and comforting, whether you’re feeling down or not. At Eat’n Park, our chicken noodle soup is such a guest favorite that we offer it every day of the week, along with our hearty chili. We make it from scratch every day with our signature thick, homestyle noodles. Tasty and filling, it’s easy to see why this soup is so popular.
Speaking of being popular, I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least mention our much-loved potato soup, available on Wednesdays and Sundays. Though potato soup has no purported medicinal uses, our version is so delicious that it merits a special trip from many of our guests, who stop in just to pick up a quart for takeout.
Regardless of which flavor you prefer, there’s no better comfort food than soup on these cold winter days. So next time you’re in the area, stop by Eat’n Park to savor a bowl, or grab a quart to enjoy at home. It’s sure to soothe your soul!
P.S. Here’s our daily soup schedule – stop in to enjoy your favorite!
Every day: Chicken Noodle and Chili
Sunday: Cream of Potato
Monday: Stuffed Pepper
Tuesday: Cream of Broccoli
Wednesday: Cream of Potato
Friday: Clam Chowder
Saturday: Cream of Broccoli