While winter here in Texas doesn’t get as cold as it does in Minnesota or Massachusetts, it can ice up on some winter days in some parts of the Lone Star State.
Regardless, it does get darker earlier in the winter months than in the heady days of summer. It often is more cloudy/gloomy.
Also, when it’s dark at 5 p.m. and doesn’t become fully light until 7:30 a.m. in mid-January, it’s very easy for Texans to succumb to the mid-winter blues, too.
Mid-winter blues have a hold of you? Eat Tex Mex!
Tex Mex food can help beat these winter blues. How?
- Tex Mex food tends to be colorful. Take the fajita. Yes, it’s filled with delicious steak (brown), but don’t forget the gorgeous reds, yellows and greens of the dish’s bell peppers, the fiery reds of tomatoes. The cheerful green of the guacamole. It’s difficult not look at a Tex Mex dish such as the fajita without putting a smile on your face.
- Tex Mex dishes can also be full of vitamins (all those delicious vegetables) and vitamins are known to keep one’s health optimal and one’s mood high.
- While they may not be exactly healthy (to put it lightly), refried beans are probably only third or fourth to peanut butter, mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese as the perfect comfort food for a dreary day. Refried beans are so stick-to-the-ribs and filling, a serving (or two) on a gloomy day is sure to raise one’s spirits.
- Not that we want you to over-imbibe, but a single margarita on a cloudy and gloomy day is sure to make you look at the world a little more cheerfully.
- Many Tex Mex restaurants provide small mariachi bands that walk around the establishment playing lively Mexican love songs and ballads. We absolutely dareyou to listen to a mariachi band and remain blue.
Sure, it’s nearing the end of February and the sun is rising earlier and setting later. But if you still feel yourself battling some sort of mid-winter blahs, visit the Mattito’s location nearest you for some spirits-lifting, delicious Tex Mex cuisine!
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