Chicken Noodle Soup + Why Men Can’t Handle Sickness

Ok ladies, does it seem like the world moves just a little bit faster when you’re not feeling well? Time sure does seem to be in fast forward for me. We have had some crazy weather here in VA and I can only imagine thats one of the major reasons that we are sick. One day it’s 45 degrees in the morning and 70 by lunch time or days like today its 48 degrees and raining. Ugh! Nature should just pick a season and stick with it. What started as just a tickle in my throat has now developed into full blown preparations for my burial. All I ask is that y’all make sure Kristian’s hair stays moisturized, don’t let my baby walk around with split ends and dry hair.

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My husband is traveling for work so although I am dying I actually don’t have time to die. Kristian still has to be taken care of and the house still needs to be managed. I woke up yesterday feeling awful but Tuesdays are usually the days I go to the grocery store which means empty refrigerator. If we planned to eat at all that day then grocery shopping was going to have to happen.

I look out the window and of course it’s raining and dreary, the perfect conditions for me to stay in bed. I then realized as I’m putting on my clothes is that men could never deal with what women deal with when it comes to our bodies.

You know how people always joke about men being babies when they’re sickgiphy (3) 11

Well my dad has a theory about that and I agree with him. Women are conditioned all throughout our lives to be in pain and still be efficient and function at the highest levels. We have cycles when we are younger and still expected to go to school and do our homework and chores and things like that. Even with pregnancy, your body is making another human, and you’re still expected to go to work and take care of any other responsibilities that you may have already had. Men aren’t really babies but women have just had way more practice than they have at being sick and efficient.

So, not to toot my own horn, but I went grocery shopping AND I cooked. I made a homemade chicken noodle soup because fluids are really necessary right now and comfort food does actually comfort. Don’t forget not only am I sick, but the preteen is as well. So I’m getting extra mom points by bringing her Chicken noodle from scratch.

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This recipe is super easy and really flavorful. It took me maybe about 35-45 minutes and I was free to pass out and fully indulge in sickness. It’s flu season everywhere so if this recipe is something that you need then just follow the directions below.

Chicken Noodle Soup 

Ingredients:

1 Rotisserie Chicken (prepared)
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped carrots
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 Tbsp Butter/Olive oil                                                                                                                          6 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp poultry seasoning                                                                                                                        1 Bay Leaf                                                                                                                                            Salt and Pepper to taste
96 oz chicken broth
12 oz (1 package) wide egg noodles
1/3 cup corn starch
1/4 cup water

Instructions:

  • Place the carrots, celery, onions, butter/oil, garlic and seasonings in a large stock pot on medium high heat and sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Place the entire chicken on top of the vegetables and then pour the broth over the top. Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • While the soup simmers, mix the cornstarch and water until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Then at the end of the 30 minutes, remove the chicken from the soup and pour the cornstarch mixture into the broth slowly while continuously stirring.
  • Once it is all combined, stir in the noodles and let them cook 6-8 minutes or until just tender.
  • While the noodles are cooking, remove the chicken meat from the bones and shred it. Then add it back to the pot. You can serve this with any kind of bread or toast if you like.

 

I hope you don’t get too sick this season and I hope that we get to feeling better in this house… sooner rather than later.

xoxoxo

 

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