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Thursday, May 17, 2007

What heals you?

My boyfriend is home sick with strep throat today, so I thought I'd make him a hot, nutritious dinner tonight. Most people would go with chicken soup, but I don't eat meat. I haven't found another healing comfort food. Perhaps just a veggie broth-based soup?
On "Sex and the City," Samantha wanted her mom's slushies made from cough syrup and Orange Fanta. Doesn't seem like a good idea.
This guy says drink red wine... tempting, but I'm guessing that won't go well with the antibiotics. I know garlic is good for you when you're sick, so maybe pasta aglia olio?
I'm tired, so maybe I'll -- gasp -- get him some take-out soup! (Likely not!)
What do you eat when you're not feeling so hot?


at 4:14 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be the Irish in me but when I'm not feeling good I love mashed potatoes. They might not have "healing powers" but they are a comforting food..

at 5:40 PM Anonymous Rick said...


at 5:49 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

Wonton soup. But no comfort food compares to when my mom would "check" my fever by touching my face with the back of her hand. It was better than any medicine...

at 10:01 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schweppes Ginger Ale in a bottle. Cans don't do it as well, and warm chocolate pudding (the cooked kind) with whipped cream.

at 8:32 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Macaroni with melted butter on it and Schweppe's ginger ale. It helps if you eat it while watching the Price is Right too. :)

at 10:45 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

MMmmmmm....macaroni with butter...that sounds delish...

When I have a bad cold, I always crave mac and cheese...

Not quite as healing as when mom would check my forehead by pressing her cheek against it, but comforting nevertheless...thanks to Nicci for rekindling that memory.

at 6:34 PM Blogger Rachel said...

You can still make chicken noodle soup veggie-style. We use Morningstar's veggie chicken strips and the fake chicken broth. The veggie strips get really tender and have the same consistency as real chicken.

Veggie chicken and dumplings is even better :)

at 12:19 AM Blogger Matt Morris said...

chinese take out soup. different places call it "sweet and sour" or "hot and sour," etc. etc. a hot broth, cubes of tofu. this has been what my whole family has eaten when we're under the weather.

at 12:54 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fasting....only drink water for a day.

at 7:28 PM Blogger Earl said...

If you're coming back from not eating due to a stomach ache, it was always cream of wheat for the first couple meals.

Nothing like a good soup for a cold though. We'll sometimes get takeout egg drop soup if we're sick and don't feel like cooking.

at 5:49 AM Anonymous Derek said...

This blog has been seriously slackin' off lately....

at 11:04 AM Blogger Nicci King said...

We're not slackers, Derek. Honest...

Blogger was giving us the blues.

But we're back!


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