So Much Better Than Chicken Noodle Soup
I got home from tubing camp this weekend with the sniffles. I shouldn’t be surprised – 24 hours with twenty little girls and a dozen mothers in the middle of winter means a lot of germs floating around. My sinuses can only take so much.
Since I’m only ten days away from a diving holiday, I had to resort to drastic measures. I needed a serious remedy. Gargling with salt and using Vicks are par for the course, but chicken noodle soup just doesn’t cut it in circumstances like this. I had to pull out the big guns. It’s time for Hot and Sour Soup.
I learned how to make Hot and Sour Soup in my 20’s, with my first live-in boyfriend. I got a terrible cold and this was one recipe he knew how to cook. Bless his heart, he made it for me, nice and spicy and tangy – and I got better. I’ve sworn by it ever since. Over the years I took the recipe up a few notches, so now I call it Kicked Up Hot and Sour Soup.
So I’m going to sign off here, and bury myself in a huge bowl of steaming goodness. I hope you are keeping healthy. If you’re not, you might want to try some too.