Warning: This post may make you salivate and then run to your nearest United Dairy Farmers.

Hello all and welcome to my blog!

So I’m sick. It’s the beginning of school and I’ve been sick for two weeks, another victim of the frenzy of viruses flying around campus. It started with a fever and continued with a relentless cough and a sore throat that makes swallowing a dreadful event. Aside from taking Tylenol around the clock to dull the soreness and achy feeling that’s taken over my body, one of the only things that brings me any relief is drinking cold beverages and eating soft, cold foods. My go-to staple has been ice cream. I can’t get enough of it. The taste is delicious and the soft texture combined with the cool temperature is a welcome relief to my sore throat and swollen glands as the ice cream glides across my tonsils when I take a bite. I’ve eaten more ice cream in the past week and a half than I’ve eaten in the past year. I was at first reluctant to indulge my desire for ice cream, as I had decided to try to stick to a healthy, well-rounded diet upon my return to school. Flash forward a few days of misery and non-stop coughing later and my reluctance was replaced with an eager embrace of my yummy, icy little friend. Since then I’ve relished in the company McFlurry’s, milkshakes, and Cookies N’ Cream from UDF.

I’m trying to wean myself though, since I know I can’t continue on this way forever. I usually try to eat relatively healthy, so I feel guilty that sweet treats have practically replaced a regular eating pattern of balanced meals. Hopefully it will get easier to revert to a more nutritious diet once my symptoms are alleviated.

I apologize if this post was a bit of a downer for my first post, but I promise I’m not just here to write about sniffling and eating ice cream, so stick with me!

Now you guys tell me: What’s your go-to sick food? Is it as innocent as chicken noodle soup, or something a little more sinister? (Don’t tell me that it’s broccoli, though. No one’s sick food is broccoli.)

Note: I was eating ice cream as I wrote this post. It was very delicious.