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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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February 2, 2012

Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup

This past Saturday I came down with a nasty cold that really caught me off guard.  In an effort to fight it sans-antibiotics, I started guzzling liquids and vitamin C.  All I had was tea, lemons, Emergen-C, soup, tea, lemons, Emergen-C, soup, and so on.
For three days straight. 

Chicken noodle soup is somehow the cure all for colds. I'm not sure if it's scientific, but I'm going to claim that in my world, it's a completely true fact.  It's so easy to make and great to keep on hand in the fridge to heat up when you're feeling weak and tired.

I usually follow this recipe and work with what I have on hand, but here are a few tips I always abide by that really add to the homemade taste and fight cold symptoms.

1. Add a tiny bit of dry oatmeal to your broth to thicken it and give it that thick, hearty taste.

2. Cook your chicken in the oven in some chicken broth so that it's juicy.  After it's cooked, add the broth to your soup pot.  The fat that melted off the meat will add to the broth flavor. (Gross, but true)

3. Hot sauce.  This is specially great for when you're really congested.  Add some hot sauce to your broth to give your soup some kick.  It'll help with congestion and get your nose running.

It works! 


Teresa Hamilton said...

Thank you for sharing! It's raining to day, so this soup is a great idea.
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