This week for the Addle Blog I’d like to talk about the importance of self-care! Since I just spent the last week sick/taking care of my sick boyfriend. The following will be included in this weeks post: a sick chicken noodle soup recipe! (Ba-dah-cchhh)
Spring sprung and with it a vicious and random cold my boyfriend caught came with it! And boy it sucked. It was the kind of cold where you know you’re sick but feel like it’ll pass, and then it hits you. The aches, the fever and chills, the lack of appetite, stuffy nose, and sore throat. The lovely, lovely works of being sick.
So here’s the deal. I stupidly still tried to work. And to no one's surprise I failed miserably. After the brunt of the symptoms hit I resigned myself to it and let my body have the rest it was screaming at me for. And it felt amazing.
Any deadlines I had for myself? Dropped. Any worries? Flew away on the hacks of my cough. There was nothing more satisfying than guzzling apple cider vinegar tea and waking up the next morning actually feeling better. Because holy hell I hate it so so much.
The moral of this story ladies and gentlemen is that; it’s alright to take a break. There’s nothing more important to your craft than your health. Take breaks. And when your body is giving you clear signs to slow down, listen.
Now, for the promised soup recipe. You will need:
-Lipton chicken soup packages
-Chicken (breast, tenderloin, it don’t matter you’ll be cutting it up.)
-Veggies (Easily acquired in the frozen isle or canned goods. I recommend a combo of carrots and peas.)
- Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces and pan fry until white/cooked all the way through.
- At the same time bring 4 cups of water to a boil. (If you’re using frozen veggies now’s the time to add them.)
- Once the chickens done cooking and the waters boiling add the chicken to the water. Along with 1 packet of Lipton seasoning and noodles and veggies if you haven’t already. (Personally I drain any excess liquid from canned veggies before adding them, but YOLO, you’re sick so you probably don’t care at this point and just want soup.)
- Lower the heat and let the soup simmer for about 5 minutes until the veggies/noodles are cooked to your liking.
And BAM! You got yourself a kick-a** cold killing soup. This coupled with apple cider vinegar/ honey tea will get you back on your working feet in no time! That and lots of other liquids and sleep. Can’t neglect the basics now.
With that, thanks for reading everybody. I hope you all have a healthy year ahead of you and that all the colds pass you by.
If you could I’d really appreciate if you liked and shared this blog or really any of Addle Chair’s content. It really would mean the world to me! Thanks again for taking the time to read the Addle Blog!
Ps my still sick bf says to enjoy the sun!!