Yuck. Yick. Yark.

That sums up how we all feel around here. “Yark” is one of my made up words that means about the same thing as “blargh” or “Plech.” The feeling of Yuck to the second power.

Headaches. Stuffy noses. Barking coughs. Feeling as gloomy as the weather. And tomorrow should be rainy which suits me fine. I can stay in my pajamas, wear a hoody and drink tea all day. I have to wear a hoody when I feel sick. I just have to. And I have to drink tea. Herbal tea. Sweetened with honey.

When I feel this way I want to be the daughter instead of the Mom. I want to curl up like a cat. I want to watch old movies and not go anywhere. I want the weather to agree with how I feel.

So since we all felt so awful tonight I decided that we needed chicken noodle soup. But I’m sorry, I have had enough of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup. Those mealy noodles. Those little bits of chicken that look more like cat food. So, yes even though I felt like poo poo I made homemade chicken noodle soup. Kudos to my hubby for going to the store to get the needed ingredients.

Here’s my recipe…

5 boneless skinless chicken thighs (could have bones and skin if you don’t mind all the extra work… I’m sure there would be more nutrients in there) cut into bite size bits
30 oz. Chicken Broth
4 Cups water
1 tsp. chicken stock base, I used a liquid kind called Bovril… not sure if they have that in the states (forgot this ingredient in my malaise last night)
1 large carrot peeled and thinly sliced
1-2 scallions chopped finely
1/2 tsp. salt (or a little more perhaps)
1/2 cup finely minced fresh parsley (don’t even think of using dried!)
1/2 large bag or 1 small bag egg noodles

Put everything except for egg noodles into large saucepan/pot, bring to a rolling boil. Boil for a few minutes. Turn burner to low and cover. Simmer for approx. 20 minutes. Taste check for saltiness. If it needs more add it now. Then add the egg noodles and bring back to a boil. Once brought to a boil, turn burner back down to medium and cook until noodles are desired consistency, approx. 10 minutes.

This was just what the doctor ordered tonight. Hit the spot. Hopefully we’ll get back to feeling human again and maybe I’ll be my regular blogging self once again.

Keep spreading the news about the Summer Soap Celebration. It will be lots of fun I promise. And in case there was any confusion, this will be another week of giveaways! There are some nice gift certificates involved here and I don’t think you’ll want to miss out.

6 thoughts on “Chicken Soup for the Sickies.

  1. Look, I know that you and your family aren’t feeling well, so I am reluctant to criticize…However, Nan, what if one of OUR husbands saw this post? Did you ever think of that? You feeling all Yark and still making soup from scratch for your family….how does that make the rest of us look? The rest of us can’t compete so show a little respect for your readers when you willy-nilly go posting about your superhuman abilities, okay? Get better soon.

  2. Sowwy Jenny. If it makes you feel any better, he didn’t want me to make it. I made it because I wanted it… And I stumbled around the kitchen like a bumbling idiot the whole time and we didn’t eat dinner until 7:30. I didn’t feel superhuman while making it… just super hungry.Pamela, I thought about celery but my man hates cooked celery so I skipped it. I’m thinking it would have been better with it though.To update, I have a feeling the man’s bronchitis is turning to Pneumonia. He’s starting to sound all rattly. And my throat is killing be and I can’t breathe through by left dostril. Blargh.

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