I love hot and spicy soups for a cold. In college my cold cure was potstickers in chili sauce--lots of vitamin C and drinking water afterward might well drown the buggers. Now the koreans are more convenient, with cham pong and a soothing side of kim chee.
That said, I know not everyone likes chili peppers when sick. When I was waiting at the Korean lunch counter, a seatmate told me of a 3-ingredient chinese alternative, which now is the only reason I keep a juicer. The recipe: start simmering a cinnamon stick in water on the stove. Take a piece of ginger about as long as your pinkie and either a half or whole lemon (with skin). Juice the lemon and ginger and when the cinnamon water's strong enough for your liking, remove it from the heat and add the lemon-ginger mixture with as much sweetener as desired (my dad the diabetic uses honey but I've been known to sip it straight). It seems to work on all sorts of sinus and throat conditions--the recipe-giver called it a Chinese antiviral. 3263 days ago
As I try to be sympathetic - I find that the men are usually babys!! I get a cold and still work and deal with kids - my hubby acts like he's dying and is in bed! Good Luck and that soup sounds awesome - even without a cold:) 3263 days ago
He actually isn't whining one single bit. He's rather opposed to taking medication, having been raised a Christian Scientist, but I've managed to talk him into Alleve and chlorpheniramine maleate. Also picked up some sugar-free cough-syrup for him (he's diabetic.)
I made two gallons of VERY spicy Hot & Sour Soup, and I have a whole chicken in the pressure cooker, BARCINTL. :) Chicken salad with Ritz crackers and Chicken & Dumplings coming up.
He's ensconced in the family room with his Big A$$ TV. We DVR'd 'Life of the Buddha' a few days ago, and he's mostly awake watching that. :) 3263 days ago