My son woke up this morning under the weather. He had a slight fever yesterday, but after taking him to Immediate Med today, they diagnosed him with strep throat. Yucky. I feel bad for any kid that gets sick. But after some anitibiotics and my homemade chicken soup, he will be feeling better by tomorrow.
Several reputable studies have been done on the old fashioned notion that you give a sick person chicken soup.
It seems there is some truth to it. Chicken has some natural anti-inflammatory remedies, relieving the symptoms of stuffy noses and some body aches. This is not a cure, but it sure helps you feel better while the real medicine takes effect.
They also found that the vegetables cooked with the soup also had cold symptom benefits, that is, separate from the chicken. Both together were of course, superior.
What perfect timing, because Kroger has on sale:
Tyson Whole Chicken at $.88 per lb.
- 1 (3 pound) whole chicken
- 4 carrots, halved
- 4 stalks celery, halved
- 1 large onion, halved
- water to cover
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules (optional)
- Put the chicken, carrots, celery and onion in a large soup pot and cover with cold water. Heat and simmer, uncovered, until the chicken meat falls off of the bones (skim off foam every so often).
- Take everything out of the pot. Strain the broth. Pick the meat off of the bones and chop the carrots, celery and onion. Season the broth with salt, pepper and chicken bouillon to taste, if desired. Return the chicken, carrots, celery and onion to the pot, stir together, and serve.
It is truly amazing how God provides everything we need!