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Old 03-12-2007, 12:44 PM   #1
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What do you cook/eat when you're sick?

Everyone in our house has one form or another of the flu right now! I want us to continue to eat healthy but nothing sounds good and DH and I just don't have the energy to do anything more than necessary so cooking a lot is out of the question right now.

What do you eat/make when your family's sick? I'm hoping your ideas will sound good to us!


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Old 03-12-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
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Nothing interesting - Toast, broth and ginger ale - if they can keep it down, and maybe a little jello.

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Old 03-12-2007, 12:54 PM   #3
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Chicken noodle soup, tea, soft boiled eggs, vanilla ice cream.

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Old 03-12-2007, 12:54 PM   #4
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Chicken soup. Chicken soup. Chicken soup.
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:02 PM   #5
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Yup, chicken soup. I like to add dumplings for stodge and comfort factor and starch energy to give sustainance to the soul while the protein from the chicken heals the body and the liquid sooths the throat and clears the sinuses.
Jello takes seconds to make and is easy to eat. Any nursery food, like sausages&mash with gravey and peas....nothing finicky and nothing too subtely in flavour, because you need to be able to taste it!
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:02 PM   #6
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Tea and toast. Chicken soup if we can manage it. Freezies for fever.
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:03 PM   #7
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it depends what the prob is mostly, but I`m an advocate also of the Chicken soup with plenty garlic and pepper.

drink plenty of liquids (like you`de try drink anything else!) and keep as Warm even HOT as possible.

hope it shifts for you all soon :)
So long and Thanks for all the Fish ;)

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Old 03-12-2007, 01:06 PM   #8
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depending on what's going on with the tummy, we do pretty light things..DH loves the soup his mom use to make, just chicken stock, tiny pastina and at the end whisk up some egg and slowly add to the simmering soup...Even the little ones love it...poached eggs on toast, I've found Livi, Carson and Cade like cinnamon sugar toast..It seems to spark the appetitie for them. Ethan, only wants room temp fluids and jello, when they start to feel a little better they all like egg custard or vanilla tapioca pudding..We also keep those elctrolyte pops you freeze and give them as often as they will take them...7-up room temp helps, they all like oatmeal, crackers, just nothing heavy with fats and seasonings til tummy settles and that red rossy cheek look they get with fever goes away.

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Old 03-12-2007, 01:09 PM   #9
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Won Ton soup for me. You'd think the pork filling would be rough on the tummy but it isn't. At least for me, anyways.
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:12 PM   #10
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As a child, mom use to fix tomato soup when we were sick, amazingly enough it always seemed to work wonders in soothing childhood ills. I still do it today when I'm feeling sickly, or chicken soup.

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