3.23.2010

Chicken Soup and the Couch

I am currently taking care of two sick boys with colds. I kid you not, Richard seems to always get sick during his school breaks. In a way, it's a blessing because he's not missing school for being sick. Because of its consistency, I am pretty sure it is caused by all the stress buildup that comes at the end of every quarter. What do you think?

Anyway, I asked Richard if chicken noodle soup was the best idea for dinner and he agreed. I was ready to pull out a can of soup, but then thought, "What am I doing? I can make this soup myself!" So I pulled out the ingredients I had, put some chicken in the oven, and made a run to the store to buy 3 more boxes of tissue, carrots & celery. I posted my rendition of chicken noodle soup on the blog "Mothers in the Kitchen" as well as other recipes I made this week.

In Richard's words, "This soup kicks Campbell's butt." I'm just happy that I am feeling more confident in the kitchen and ability to cook foods that I've never made before.

We enjoyed eating them in our new bowls we received from some friends who are moving. They also offered us their couch. Richard readily agreed, and we already love it! It's a nice COMFY couch with more width, and Richard's favorite part....
...he can lay down, and stretch out his feet out and neither his head or toes touch the end of the couch. Tall people, rejoice! Thanks Clinton and Justine!

6 comments:

Mallory said...

you are so amazing!

Anna said...

i used to get a UTI after every school break. pretty sure the stress does a number on our bodies! good job on the soup! looks sooo good right now. i will go look up that recepie on that site!

Lorrie B. said...

We should swap recipes sometime!!

Lisa said...

So when I was a new bride, I felt all proud of myself for making home made chicken noodle soup. My mom never did, so I thought it was pretty special. Keith sat down to eat and said "My mom makes her own noodles!" Criminently! What's a girl to do? I didnt' even know you could make your own noodles. Oh brother!
By the way, I did learn how to make noodles, they're delicious.
Love your couch! That shore do look comfy!

Shaillé said...

I made homemade chicken noodle soup for the first time last week too! It was great - I did it in the crockpot because I love making meals way ahead (then you just add the noodles near the end). Congrats on the new couch and more especially on Richard passing his class - that's awesome!!!

The Wendler Family said...

That couch is AMWESOME! And I am impressed that you whipped up that soup. Nice work! It does look delicious! Tim doesn't get sick after every semester, but I always did. Its the stress for sure!