It’s sick season! Doctors’ offices and drugstore chains are officially pushing the flu shots and people are starting to get the sniffles and coughs, myself included.
This weekend I was unfortunate enough to come down with one of the worst colds I’ve had in awhile. I got the full blown package of head congestion, sore throat and cough…the trifecta. I lowered myself to a little bit of whining, which I’m not proud of, but first I went through the “cleansing” phase which is something I always do the first day I get sick. I go insane cleaning the house- sanitizing doorknobs, organizing and even dusting behind things that haven’t been moved in three years. I also cook more than ever.
I first woke up feeling horrible Sunday morning- so what do I do? I baked. I made some quick cinnamon rolls. Then for lunch I whipped up some vegan “egg salad” and later when I really started feeling bad I made vegan “chicken” soup. I’m not sure why I feel the need to accomplish these things when I’m sick- perhaps denial- but I did and then have paid for my lack of rest every day since. Monday I was a mess and really couldn’t move. It hurt to think. It unfortunately carried over into my birthday on Tuesday and is still lingering a bit now even. (ps- happy birthday to me! ha) Anyways, here is the recipe for the soup that provided me with several days of comfort as I sniffled and whimpered like a big baby.
ps- This soup is great with homemade french bread…yes I did that on Sunday too.