Monday, January 23, 2012

chicken tortilla soup

things are starting to come back together around here!  sawyer ended up with a fever and cough, so we went to the clinic yesterday and got him started on tamiflu as well.  it definitely helped him faster than me, then again - i did wait 3 days before i saw the doc.

today is the 1st day i've had the energy to actually move around the house, and so - laundry is almost caught up, vacuuming is done, sheets are being washed, bathrooms are clean.  the kids are *supposedly* working on their rooms right now.  i kept them home from school today, just to be safe.  i don't want to spread this flu any farther.

the funny thing about this flu bug - no stomach issues.  at all.  no nausea, no vomiting, no other stuff.  i didn't realize it was the flu, i figured a respiratory thing, but the flu test probably doesn't lie, right?  my appetite remained strong through the whole ordeal.  luckily i had made potato soup right before i got sick, so i lived on that.  the kids kind of fended for themselves, eating cereal, yogurt, pizza, and take out chinese. which means today there is nothing left in the house.  i scavenged in the pantry to come up with enough food to make this soup.

really, is there anything the pioneer woman can't do?  i had to make a few changes - only one can of beans, one can of broth, added in 1 c. corn, i didn't have cornmeal.  i fried up some corn tortilla chips too.  mmm.


Sharon said...

Glad everyone is on the mend. That soup looks yummy!

Anita said...

Flu can really ruin a day. It's good to know that Tamiflu worked for you. You can also try some other homemade flu remedies like ginger tea with honey. It has a soothing effect that relieves sore throat brought by cough.

Angeline said...

It's good to know that Tamiflu worked for your child. Anyway, I hope you're feeling better now. Flu is such a day-ruining illness. It will surely put you on bed all day long. This can be worsen with different symptoms like cough, colds, fever, severe sore throat and headache.


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