Well, I never thought it would happen, but for the first time in a long time I have a sore throat that has lasted more than one morning. This one is pretty bad, it hurts to talk and swallow. Other than a slight headache though there are no other symptoms. So like I always preach, I immediately made myself some chicken soup. This time I used the crockpot. Here is the recipe.

Ginger Lemon Chicken Soup
(good for upper respiratory problems)

In a large stock pot or  crock pot, place a whole chicken or several bone-in cuts of chicken.
1 peeled onion
4 crushed cloves of garlic
1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1-2 carrots snapped in half
1-2 stalks of celery snapped in half
water to fill up the pot
about 1/2 tsp salt per quart of water
1 bay leaf
1 tsp peppercorns, slightly crushed

Cook on medium low heat for 6-7 hours (high setting on crock pot) or until chicken is coming off the bone.
Strain into another pot, debone chicken, slice carrots, and add these back to broth
squeeze juice of 1 lemon into soup
peel and chop another inch of ginger, add to soup
taste and add more salt if needed

Check back with me tomorrow to see if it helped!!

While we were eating dinner Miriam (as usual) started talking about potty issues and I said “Miriam, we don’t talk about that at the table.” So she said, “OK Mommy,” thought for a second, and added, “We can talk about it on the floor?”

I’m adding this to make Mel feel better. There were two bad things the girls did today. One was, they snuck a brand new 2 cup bag of shredded cheese up to their room RIGHT PAST me… I was in the living room nursing and they had to pass me to go upstairs. Well, they didn’t just bring it up to snack on it. They must have thought the orange confetti look struck just the right note for their carpet and beds.

Then I decided to give them a rare treat and let them watch a DVD so I could figure something out in the sewing room. While Miriam was watching, Jireh was getting a full container of Morton Salt (the 26 oz one) and dumping it all over my bedroom floor and Christina’s bassinet, and some in the kitchen.

I ordered a vacuum cleaner today.

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9 Responses to Sick

  1. MaMaMollisa says:

    😦  Get better… make sure those kids take good care of you.  😉

  2. Momof2js says:

    Howling here!! Thank you sooo much! 26 ounces of salt…I can’t even fathom because as we all know when something spills it quadruples. Oh, and Jacob is just BARELY ahead of Miriam. Barely. May your soup work wonders on you.

  3. rmromero says:

    *thanking God he’s celibate*

  4. Akialuz says:

    cheese!  …and salt!  what’s the story abt the vaccum?  you didn’t have one?  :os 
    oh please, i don’t know what has striken my house.  i haven’t been giving my children all the usual attention these days.  they’ve done other thigns and they don’t usually make any messes, other than toys everywhere. 
    I need that soup. But  I’m not a soup fan and anyway it’s better when another person makes it. ;o)

  5. mr_jargon says:

    The shredded cheese heist was pretty brilliant although intrinsically evil. What was the motive in dumping salt on the floor? Please don’t allow those “hoolagins” to become a stumbling-block for Soren, arguably one of the most promising theological minds of our time! Miriam called me one day and put Soren on the line and we discussed the Filioque controversy in detail, what a scholar you have on your hands!

  6. MilaGrin84 says:

    Sarah, i don’t know how you do it. I hope you feel better soon. That soup sounds great, makes me want a crock pot.

  7. I am sorry that you are not well. I hope you are better soon.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’ll be praying that you feel better soon! We all know that you most definitely need to be healthy. Sometimes when I read your stories about the girls crazy antics, after I finish laughing, I wonder how you do it, and think that I’d lose my mind! But I always come up with the same “I guess God really doesn’t give us more than we can handle, and thats why you have 4 and I have 1!!

  9. Akialuz says:

     i’m glad your getting one.  :o)  not just glad, very happy.  ;o)

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