Muddy’s Chicken Noodle Soup
Swine Flu has turned a family member into a boarish-feeling, snout-snuffling, grunting, hacking, coughing, retching statistic of a media-hyped illness. How to turn this Swine Flue victim back into an up-right walking, clean-nose, easy breathing, content-containing-stomach owning homosapien? A Harry Potter Spell? Rabbit hair and dirt stirred into a paste and rubbed across the forehead? Definitely not.
Media coverage has bumped this flu up there with the plague. “It’s not as bad as the yearly flu,” medical personel said. H1N1 tests are now only given to health care personal, prison inmates, and pregnant woman. Medical personel said only 40% of the H1N1 tests were correct. By the time a positive result is received, it is too late for Tamiflu. The Type A flu test is the alternative for the comman man. Our Swine Flu victim literally hurled to a positive. Bingo!
I am rather piggish when it comes to my personally-developed household Illness Protocol. Quiet, Please! No squealing or complaining. Just follow the mom-established guidelines for disease control.
- Go to the doctor
- Earn a positive test result
- Fill prescription for Tamiflu and what other recommended meds
- Tuck the patient in bed for a long nap
- Make Swine Flue Soup!
- Coat Lysol on all household surfaces
- Wash hands as though you were a surgeon
All 5 boys love this recipe. I have served it at church functions where everyone was supposed to bring a pot of soup. Everyone raved so much over the soup that I almost felt guilty. The recipe is incredibly simple, but good to the last drop. You’ll have your Swine Flu victim turned back to normal soon enough. It might take awhile for the snout to disappear, though.
- Simmer one chicken in a soup pot with celery. Puree the celery in the food processor if you want your kids to eat all the soup and not leave little green chunks. Add salt and pepper while simmering.
Remove chicken from pot. While cooling, add 1 family-size can of Cream of Mushroom Soup. Stir until blended.
Add spaghetti or bow-tie pasta. Chop chicken while the soup simmers. Add to pot. Soon you will hear slurping and spoons scraping the bottom of the bowl, in addition to voices asking, “May I have some more?” Afterwards, wrap up in a quilt and sleep off that dead boar of a flu!
A serious word of caution: One member of our family had it before the second member was diagnoses. We had no idea the first family member even had the flu. We thought he had a cold. He plays a lot of sports, runs hard, and sometimes experiences nauseau after exercise. Another athlete on the team had the flu previously. Though H1N1 is not dangerous to healthy people, it is dangerous to those with reduced immunity, like cancer patients, people with asthma, and our elderly. Take care of them!
Great post! Thanks for the reccomendations and warnings. The soup sounds yummy. Will have to give it a try. Hope everyone is feeling better and up and running again. Glad to finally be able to visit and comment again!!! Hope the problem is permanently fixed. Have a beautiful day!
Great…thoughts and what a great blog…Love your view on presidential address to your sons…Have a wonderful weekend…got here via SITS…
fabulous! thanks for your comment yesterday- it was inspiring!
hope he’s feeling better!! that looks awfully delicious.
I’m glad all your family didn’t get sick. The soup sounds very yummy. I like the celery idea. My daughter won’t eat it.
Thanks for sharing the symptoms. we have colds and allergy problems and asthma here. It’s hard to tell who has what most of the time.
That sounds yummy!
I’m trying your recipe tonight! Tamiflu has been started for my 9-year-old. I hope she and the rest of the family that isnt sick likes it as much as I will. Thanks!
Thanks for sharing! I’m gonna write this one down. Followed you here from Momma Such!
The recipe sounds yummy! I’ll have to try it when I get a chance to make it to the grocery. But for now they are getting chicken noodle soup.
I ran as fast as I could to the store to get a few items I did not want to take the time to thaw, its simmering on the stove as I type…I am very excited to test it out later, thank you for sharing.
You don’t have to thaw. You would want to if you were making the meat the star of the dish, but within the soup, its just a minor side item. My guys love the pasta and broth. They use straws to get the very last bite! If you don’t have celery, use celery salt! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by Blue Cotton Bistro! LOL
I wanted to make the soup fast, so I used chicken tenders, since I had 7 kids to feed in less then 2 hours (confrence week I had a friends kids too)
ALL of the kids loved the soup, my hubby who is not a true soup fan loved it. I had just enough left overs to have a bowl the next day and it was still wonderful. This will become a family faorite for sure!!!
LOVE this soup! I added carrots and they gave it a nice splash of color.
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