Only two of us, my just-turned-18-year-old son and I, escaped unscathed. And we are still somewhat surprised because, despite all the Lysol and Clorox, there is no way we were not exposed. I am just very thankful, I prayed that I would not get sick until everyone else was done (all moms understand that prayer!). I have ended up with a cold, but that is very minor in comparison.
This put a little damper on Christmas festivities around here. The tree and some indoor decorations are up, but no outside lights:( No goodies have been baked so far, either. Not much cooking went on last week at all.
However, even sick people with little appetite need nourishment, so soup it was. First I made this soup.
I'm sorry, I don't know where I got the recipe. It's been copied on a card for YEARS and I never actually made it til last week. I have to say I really liked it, a great soup for when you are feeling under the weather. It's easy to make and the lemon flavor is refreshing. (Caveat: if you don't like lemon, this is not the soup for you.) Here's the recipe:
Avgolemeno (Greek Lemon Soup)
Bring 6 cups of chicken broth to a simmer. Add 1/2 cup uncooked rice. Cover and simmer just until rice is done (about 15 minutes white rice, 30-40 minutes brown rice). Whisk 3 egg yolks with 3 Tablespoons lemon juice. Whisk a ladle of hot soup into egg mixture, then add back to pot. Garnish with fresh parsley and black pepper. Great with warm pitas and hummus. Makes 8 cups.
Then I made good old chicken noodle soup. I used this recipe. I know there are many ways to make this soup, but this is a quick and easy one when your energy resources are low. The only thing I would do different next time is to saute some celery in with the onion. DO NOT double this recipe. I almost did and am so thankful I didn't. This makes a huge pot of soup, so be warned:)
Hope you are staying well this holiday season, but if not, you might want to try one of these soups:)