My personal favorite sick day food is a "homemade" chicken soup....I usually start with either chicken broth or knorr kosher vegetable soup mix, then add 1-2 diced chicken breasts(cooked or uncooked work just as well), any frozen veggies we have on hand (although I usually avoid putting in okra, as it can give it a weird texture because of okra's natural slimey-ness), a can of diced tomatoes, and either potatoes, a can of hominy, or left-over cooked rice if we have it on hand. I let it come to a boil, then turn down to simmer until everything is cooked through (usually about 20 min-1 hr.). When I use the broth, I also add garlic and sometimes a can of green chile. This is also my stand-by clean out the fridge dinner, if you haven't noticed! Other favorites are tomato soup (from the box--can't remember the brand), progresso's chicken and wild rice, lentil, or split pea soup, or comfort foods like macaroni and cheese ( I use ragu's 4 cheese sauce and tinkyada pasta when I'm in the mood) or brownies from a box. When I am REALLY miserable, I have been known to not eat anything that takes longer than 3 min to cook, such as microwave popcorn or quesadillas and hot tea.
Thankfully, I haven't been that sick in a long time....I had expected to be much sicker this year than I have been, since it is my first year as a MS teacher. I suspect it is because I got the flu shot this year.
I hope you are feeling better soon.
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