Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why We Crave Hot, Delicious Food On A Cold Day

As the temperatures get colder and it gets dark earlier and earlier, you may begin craving hot, delicious foods from our BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks even more than usual. Sure, once you get a whiff of that hickory-smoked goodness in warm weather, you're immediately hungry, but cold days seem to make a body crave it even more. Ever wonder why that is? Wobbly Boots Roadhouse did a little research, and this is what we found out.

It's Instinct
Long ago only the fittest people survived. As the days got shorter and colder, people would begin increasing their calorie intake to "bulk up" for the long winter months. Somehow that instinct was left behind in people today, and it still tends to overpower the triggers that tell a body that it's full. 

It's the Time of Year
Cold weather makes you S.A.D. - seriously! Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is directly related to the changing of the seasons. This can make a person feel moody and irritable, and comfort foods seem to lift the spirits. Studies prove that eating high-calorie, high-fat foods cause the brain to produce feelings of happiness, counteracting the SAD.  

You're More Active
Even when you think you're sitting still, when the temperature gets colder, your body is moving without you realizing it. It naturally exerts extra energy to warm itself up, even in slightly cooler temperatures. The harder it works, the more calories you burn, and the hungrier you feel. 

All Those Holidays 

Last, but certainly not least, it's the time of year when all kinds of holiday celebrations are happening, most of which involve eating. Beginning with Thanksgiving and going through Christmas, Hanukkah, SuperBowl Sunday, and even Valentine's Day, you are constantly faced with delicious foods that are simply too hard to resist. Of course, no one would blame you. They'll actually be standing right next to you enjoying themselves too! 

Hot, Comforting Foods at the Boot
Our Lake of the Ozark family restaurant has the best meals to satisfy all of your food cravings on a cold fall or winter's day. Here is a little peek at some of the delicious dishes from our kitchen that will keep your stomach full and happy. 

Hot Soup For The Soul
Soup always seems to the do the trick deliciously! We offer 2 soup choices daily. The first is our incredible Baked Potato Soup. It's rich, creamy, and full of chunks of potatoes garnished with cheddar-jack cheese, crumbled bacon, and green onions. We also offer a Soup of the Day, which changes often, so ask your server when you come in. If you like, you can even combine a bowl of soup with a crisp salad or a savory sandwich. 

Smoked Meatloaf
Kind of like Mom used to make, but even better! We use juicy ground beef seasoned with veggies and spices, slow-roast it in our hickory-smoker, then serve it open-faced with smashed potatoes, beef gravy, and green beans. 

Chicken Fried Chicken or Country Fried Pork
You can enjoy the mouthwatering taste of our hand-breaded chicken breast or famous hand-breaded pork tenderloin fried to a perfect golden brown and served with smashed potatoes, country-style cream gravy, and green beans.

Smothered Brisket
We take our succulent beef brisket and smother it with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers, then top the entire thing with melted Swiss cheese. 

Mac & Cheese
This creamy delicious homestyle side dish is the perfect comfort food to pair with any of our satisfying meals. You can even upgrade and ask for an entire bowl of this cheesy goodness. 

As the weather slowly gets colder and the days keep getting shorter, head on into Wobbly Boots Roadhouse for the amazing foods listed above (and so many more) to take care of those cold-weather cravings. We've got a wide variety of foods to choose from at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant to keep you warm and happy all season long! 

4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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