Chicken soup is a perfect penicillin.
It’s a tried and true dish that cures your ails, even if you’re not sick.
As I write this, today is a perfect example.
It’s gloomy outside and the temps are expected to drop.
And, when your immune system has been compromised, it has good healing powers to make you feel better.
Grab a small pot and put it on the stove.
Empty the can, turn up the heat and keep a spoon handy.
Soon, you’ve got a quick – and great – lunch ready to go for any time of the day.
Mom used to fill my Thermos bottle with chicken soup and pack it in my lunch box during the winter months. She’d wrap a few crackers in a paper napkin and slide them inside a plastic Ziploc bag.
I’d sit at my desk, eager for noon to roll around so I could open the box and eat like I was a king.
Then again, there’s nothing like sipping hot chicken soup while wrapped up in a warm blanket on the sofa. It undoubtedly soothes your throat and gives you that feeing that everything is going to be all right again.
Here’s a recipe for chicken soup I’d like to share:
Rudy Coggins is assistant editor of the Mount Olive Tribune. You can reach him at email@example.com