Chicken Noodle Soup.

Thursday 2nd February 2012

My beautiful boy is unwell. Nothing serious but enough to take a day off school, crank up the heating & snuggle up on the sofa watching kids tv.

Zephy being ill does have its advantages. Obviously, watching any child in pain & discomfort can be distressing for a parent but on the flip side being temporarily needed & depended upon is a welcome change. I say ‘temporarily’ as waiting on a child hand & foot, wears very thin after a while. There are only so many glasses of water, pillows & blankets you can fetch before your waiting for recovery to roll around. But on the other hand, cuddles are handed out with much more regularity, which is a fair trade off.

Of course, when I was a boy, (to be read in the style of an old man imparting a small child with a pearl of wisdom) we didn’t have daytime tv for children. Instead we had school tv, black & white movies or programs more appropriate for adults. So instead of Oscar’s Oasis or Scorpion Island, I had to endure WATCH & Pebble Mill at One.

“Feed a cold, starve a fever.” They say. And what better way to treat a cold than a steaming hot bowl of chicken noodle soup generously laced with ginger & garlic.

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About whatdidyouhavefordinnerlastnight

I started this blog to record the meals I make for my son. One of the many great memories I have of my childhood is the food I ate. The smell of boiling cauliflower on a Sunday morning that steamed up the windows, Lamb sandwiches for tea in front of the tele, cubes of raw jelly at nan’s house and of course mum’s homemade pizza (made with a short crust base) I hope my food creates good memories for my son but if nothing else this blog might jog his memory when he’s older! Enjoy.
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8 Responses to Chicken Noodle Soup.

  1. Sorry your little guy is sick. Never fun.

  2. Nancy Todd says:

    oh i love chicken soup. it cures all ills. and i am not jewish. thanks for the post. reminds me to go and make some on this very cold night in barcelona.

  3. Stef says:

    Poor guy… (you can decide which one of the two of you needs the comfort more). 😉 Sorry to hear Zephy is unwell. At least he’s in great hands.

    And when I was a kid, we had minimal children’s TV. Kid programming ran until 9 am; then it was soap operas. My mom’s favorite was Guiding Light… so that’s what I saw when I was ill.

  4. rutheh says:

    That soup looks the perfect remedy. Hope the healing is rapid.

  5. roger edwards says:

    soup looks smashin. have a bowl ready for me.give z a hug.

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