One Little Trick to Make Winter Eating Better No Matter What

One Little Trick to Make Winter Eating Better No Matter What

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Meghan Splawn
Feb 16, 2017
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Snow days are magical things and snow-day food naturally tastes better. When you're holed up at home, still in your pajamas, and cooking between movie breaks to keep you and your loved ones cozy and comforted, there are very few things you can do to improve on this snuggly situation.

But there is one little trick that makes anything you cook and eat on a snow day even better, and it is exceedingly simple.

Serve snow-day food in a mug.

Whether you're eating a quick pot of oatmeal for breakfast or a stew you've simmered all day, serving snow-day (or any wintertime) food in a mug makes the food better for three reasons.

  1. You can easily cradle it in your hands, which is great for warming them and also allows you to sip or slurp whatever's in your mug into your mouth with ease.
  2. Serving snow-day food in a mug makes it easier to eat on couches and floors with blankets without making a big mess (or without need for silverware).
  3. Food in mugs stays warmer longer.

And for those of us in small kitchens, eating anything and everything out of a mug is a great excuse for splurging on a couple of really gorgeous handmade mugs. If you're going to use them every day, why not buy something you really love?

Here are 10 pretty mugs we love, and then another 10 that are just wacky and fun (made it out of bed!). Here are a few more inspired by campfires and camping, and some smart ways to store mugs.

Do you have a favorite food to slurp out of a mug? Do share!

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