29 March 2010

Poor Hubby

The past couple of weekends I've been noticing that my hubby has had the sniffles. I asked him if he was getting sick and his reply was that he works in a freezer. True, hubby of mine. I let the matter drop (ok, I didn't really since I teased him about being Mr. Sniffles for the past week while gently suggesting he might want to take some medicine). You see, hubby works for the man stocking frozen foods for shipping to grocery stores. He spends roughly 40-50 hours each weekend, Saturday through Monday in the freezer. Anyone would get the sniffles doing that, but since my hubby is a man's man he doesn't think it could possibly be that he's getting sick. Today I received a phone call at work from my darling to please pick up some medicine. He never asks for medicine so I know he's really not feeling well.

To go along with his medicine, I picked up what i would need to make him some chicken noodle soup (I'll be eating grilled cheese since I'm not really a fan of this particular soup). I also made him some hot tea with honey and lemon. We're just going to spend the rest of the evening on the couch while the poor guy sniffles into his tea. I'm even going to let him have control of the remote (if he doesn't want to watch RuPaul's Drag Race, I'm not going to force him to tonight). What do you like to watch when you're sick?

Embarassing as it is, the only thing I ever want to watch when I'm sick is Barbie movies. I'll even admit to owning the entire collection of Barbie movies. I won't apologize for it either, even after my sister texts me to tease me relentlessly for letting the whole world know. With that, I leave you with this simple recipe. Mr. Sniffles and I are going to get lost in some Dr. Who.

Chicken Noodle Soup
Recipe by me (not that it's really a recipe since you just throw in the amounts you want)

Chicken broth
Bay leaves
Egg noodles
  1. Chop the veggies into small pieces.  Place veggies and broth in a large pot and bring to a boil. While the veggies are cooking, cut your chicken into bite-sized pieces and cook until all sides are white. Add to the broth. Add a sprig of thyme and a couple of bay leaves. Bring back to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the egg noodles and allow to cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.


Honey Mim said...

Shoot forget texting. I'm gonna tease you on here! Barbie movies? Really? Soup looked good at any rate.

Sharon's Mum Anne said...

Poor Hubby and good wife you for feeding him up. Feed a cold and starve a fever always worked for me!
I'm an avid dvd fan and spent last evening embroidering a tablecloth whilst watching Midway. It's years since I've seen it and my only comment would be that the Japanese spoke perfect English with American accents!!!!

How's your diet going?