Shhhh - Be Very Quiet

Monday, April 12, 2010

My husband has a cold - he's misable. This is the first time he's been sick since we moved in together two years ago!

Hot & Sour Soup on the way!
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    I wish I was your neighbor.
    3257 days ago
    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
    Hot and Sour soup - the Jewish/Chinese penicillin. emoticon

    I think I would be getting sick just to get pampered with your hot and sour soup made in your glorious new kitchen!

    I hope your DH is feeling better today.

    3263 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/13/2010 6:34:22 AM
    Thanks for the tip, Tracie! They had it on PBS and we snagged it there. It was very nice - I watched it, too, since I was in the kitchen behind him cookimicating all day. :)

    Damn, he died of FOOD POISONING!

    The Buddha shoulda ate at Chez Roux, dangit!
    3263 days ago
    Ah, I LOVE that movie. Did you get it off of They have some great stuff on there.
    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
    Chicken's Jewish penicillin!
    3263 days ago
    My husband rarely gets sick either. He rarely whines. Unfortunately, Condition #1 always leads to Condition #2. If your spouse is the same way, my condolences.
    3263 days ago
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