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Cooking to get over a cold

Sunday, January 09, 2011

DH and I both have the kind of cold that lingers - we've had the same cold for about 10 days now, each. The kind where you cough, sneeze, etc. My voice comes and goes. And flying home with stuffy nose/ears was not fun.

So I'm making chicken soup. With lots of vegetables in there. And maybe brown rice, or maybe matzah balls. But lots of celery, carrots, and onions. Some garlic. So it will be rich and thick and tasty and good for us.

I'm also planning to make my whole wheat oatmeal banana muffins, so that will be our "dessert" - plus maybe a tangerine or two.

Because when I'm sick, I don't want much food. And our throats need soothing. Plus more liquids. The nutrients in the vegs. The magical healing powers of matzah balls, if I get ambitious.

And with going back to school tomorrow, I'm not going to want to cook dinner - so we'll have plenty left over for a second or third night (when it gets even better).

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JLPNURSE 1/10/2011 10:44AM

    There have actually been studies that show that chicken soup does help speed the healing process. Sounds yummy, enjoy, and feel better soon.

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AIDELADE27 1/9/2011 8:56PM

    Aw, feel better! Enjoy that soup, the best cold curer!

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WATERMELLEN 1/9/2011 4:45PM

    The big pot of soup for the week: that's my approach, and it's even better if I'm not feeling 100%!!

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EDDYMEESE 1/9/2011 4:07PM

    Sounds like good planning. Those muffins sound sensational....can we get a recipe?

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IMAOFSEVEN 1/9/2011 3:44PM

    Feel better! Happy Souping.

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SAPNA. 1/9/2011 2:29PM

    I wish you both better. Glad you had a wonderful holiday. Please pass me a muffin.

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    I hear you girl! I have a cold as well and I am thinking today might be the turning point to recovery. That soup sounds good. We have been invited over to our daughter's house tonight for soup, so maybe that will also help! Enjoy and hope you feel better. emoticon emoticon

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