Sunday, January 10, 2016

Comfort Food for a Cold

It usually doesn't take long when someone in the family has a cold for it to spread to other members and this one has travelled through quite a few. I'm the last to succumb and in the event that I'd rather be in bed than on my computer, my offering for Mosaic Monday is brief.
Toast and tea has been a comfort to me since I was young, picked up this pairing from my Mother who ate her toast dry but I like a bit of butter on mine. Scones rank next to the toast to have with tea which normally has honey and lemon in it, soothing to the throat and soul.
Earlier in the week I made a lemon chicken with orzo soup but I'm not opposed to opening can of Campbell's soup in a pinch.
With weather that dips to freezing one day and up to 40F the next, it's no wonder colds are taking over and comfort foods a necessity.
Be well my friends and if you do find yourself with a cold as well, I hope you have comfort food and drink to help you through it.

43 comments:

  1. Toast, chicken soup and orange pekoe tea is what I run for when feeling blah. I hope you are feeling better very soon. Hugs to you.

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  2. I hope you feel better soon, Judith! Rest is the best medicine.
    Love to you, dear friend.
    Debbie
    xo

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  3. Delicious photos. :)
    I hope you will feel much better soon. Hugs!!

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  4. My fave comfort food when sick is toast with a dab of butter on and a lot of cups of tea . I hope you get better soon . Yes down here there is a virus going around as I got it over the holidays and some of our friends down here were taken down by it as well not nice at all , with this mild weather no wonder so many germs are floating about ! Pouring rain here today again to ! Feel better soon .

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  5. I'm comforted by your post and I don't even have a cold.
    Be well.

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  6. This post is just what I needed, dear Judith. You see, on Thursday I started coming down with a cold and now it's full blown. My poor little one is also getting it so it's like you said, it quickly spreads :) I enjoyed some hot soup and grilled cheese last night and I'm thinking that is what I need today.

    I hope you have a blessed Sunday, dear friend. Hugs!

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  7. Feel better Judith. I try to have soup everyday so I make fresh soup weekly, and when I am smart I freeze half for when i am not feeling well. I wish I could have the carbs and honey but I have black tea and GF toast with organic PB when i am feeling under the weather....that, some soup, a white sweet potato and butter are my go to comfort foods now that my diet is restricted.

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  8. Happy New Year Judith.
    When you're not feeling well any soup will do the trick - hot and nourishing!
    Lemon chicken & orzo is a popular Autumn/Winter soup in our family too - delicious!
    Take care and keep warm.
    Shane

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  9. Home made chicken soup is the best comfort soup when we have caught a cold and lemon squash. Hope you feel better now!

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  10. Sorry to hear that you are not well. Look after yourself. I hope that you will be alright again soon. xx

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  11. Your comfort food looks delicious. I hope you are on the mend soon, meanwhile enjoy some time of rest.

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  12. Sorry you're not feeling well. Rest and let your DH pamper you a bit. Your cinnamon swirl toast looks great, and so does your soup. Feel better soon, Judith.
    Hugs, Beth

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  13. Toast is my number one comfort food. I might make myself a piece right now! I had never made chicken noodle soup, but have become a huge fan this fall. I made turkey noodle after Thanksgiving and froze the leftovers. We just ate the last of it and I do not want to be without soup in the freezer so that's my task for tomorrow. Now Lemon Chicken soup sounds very tasty to me! Feel better soon. Do you take echinacea through the winter months? We find it very helpful.

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  14. Judith I hope the soup and toast does the trick and you feel much better very soon. Like Vee above, I find Echinacea really works for me too. Cinnamon toast was always a fav when I was sick as a child. I think toast is a comfort to many. Maybe when you're feeling better, you'll share your Lemon Chicken Orzo soup recipe with us...?

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  15. Sorry to hear that you caught the nasty bug that's been going around. Feel better soon!

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  16. Colds are awful. I am sorry that you are suffering, but chicken soup does help some. As a teacher, I built up an immunity to most of the bugs the college students spread around, but bring the grandkids in and I catch their bugs every time. Get well soon. Lots of rest and fluids.
    Luis

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  17. Oh, I am so sorry you are under the weather, Judith! You are so right about super cold and snowy then in the 40s again right away - we have same thing going on here....yesterday was warm with no coat and today is completely snowy and windy and SO SO cold - then on Thursday going to be high 40s again. Sheesh.

    Please get well soon. Rest and treat yourself to rest.

    Downton Abbey in 45 minutes, whoo hoo.

    Hugs. ♥♥♥

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  18. soup and scones - delicious winter food. Especially Sunday nights.

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  19. Well I do hope you are feeling better. Soup and toast should do it.
    MB

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  20. Oh Judith, feel better soon! Orzo chicken soup, toast and tea sound like a perfect prescription for curing a cold. Take care, my friend!

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  21. Get well soon! One time when I had a bad cold, my neighbor brought me a can of chicken soup and a couple of soup mugs ... (We both worked and she didn't have time to make homemade soup either). Both the soup and the laughs helped make me feel better! (And I still have the mugs!)

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  22. Your soup looks really good, Judith. We have a lot more Campbells than homemade. The raisin toast looks good but I'd also rather have scones. Get well fast !!!
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  23. I'm sorry you've succumbed to the cold, Judith. Hopefully it will be short lived. Tea and toast, along with chicken soup, is true comfort food when feeling low.

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  24. Feel better soon, Judith! Many in my area, and family, have been plagued with colds and stomach aches lately, but *knock wood* I have avoided catching anything. It is fortunate, as my eyes are still healing and getting ill would be a set back.

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  25. Oh, I am sorry, Judith. I hope you will feel better soon.
    I will visit my mother in Tokyo tomorrow. The weather here is unstable. Flue is going around. I hope I will be able to return well.
    Please take care and stay warm,Judith.

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  26. Good morning, Judith! I hope you are feeling well. The chicken soup and scones look delicious. Take Care. Thanks for hosting! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  27. I take my toast dry also! I could sure eat one of your scones now with a cuppa tea!
    Feel better soon.

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  28. Feel better soon! Nothing like a bowl of soup and toast ... anytime, but especially when one doesn't feel well.

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  29. Hope you feel better quickly Judith. That looks very soothing. I will be joining in Mosaic Monday next week. When I got back from vacation, my laptop crashed, so am waiting for it to get fixed. I also have a new blog, addy below.

    Wishing you a great day and soon to be free of cold,
    Denise
    New blog addy :
    http://anenglishgirlrambles2016.blogspot.com

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  30. The flues and colds are so annoying. Get well soon!

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  31. Sounds delish! We love soup, and I currently have bronchitis. :( Feel better soon!

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  32. Winter colds are so miserable, and I'm sorry to hear you are struggling with one, but do think your treatment - soup and tea... sounds marvelous! Your chicken soup and biscuits looked simply scrumptious... praying you get to feeling better very soon!!!!

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  33. Hi Judith - they do say you should feed a cold! Your soup and scones look just the way to beat the bug and I hope you're feeling on top form again soon.
    Wren x

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  34. I do hope you are feeling better now. That soup and toast should do it.

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  35. I wish you a speedy recovery!

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  36. Good combination. I hope you feel better soon. :0
    Thank you for hosting.

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  37. That is one of the reasons why I love Winter so much: to spend more time in my kitchen for cooking nourishing suppers.
    In the hope that you're getting better very very soon,
    I embrace you sending much love
    Dany

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  38. Your comfort food does look very comforting Judith. I enjoy something that my mother also taught me, and it may sound awful, but it is quite good. Make two slices of oven toast, using...huge sigh...only good white bread. Then in a little pot, bring to warmth about a cup, or more of warm milk. Butter the toast, and then yes, it is true, salt and pepper. Then pour the warm milk over and eat before the bread gets soggy. I love that, and I can imagine mother preparing it for me. Hugs your way~

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  39. Your comfort food makes for a lovely mosaic! I'm so sorry you are under the weather...and speaking of weather...you are so right! The crazy temps certainly are adding to people getting sick. Feel better soon! Thank you for taking the time to host the party while not feeling well :)

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  40. I hope you are feeling better Judith. I am still trying to get rid of a cough that has lasted for weeks. It is fading but It seems to stick around for about 6 weeks.
    Get well soon.

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  41. I hope you feel lots better now! I had a cold last week and felt like a 'slug'! lol It takes a long time to get your pep back...not sure I have mine yet. The soup looks wonderful! Take care of yourself, Lavender Sis! Hugs, Diane

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  42. Toast and soup are what the doctors prescribe when we're sick and it is comforting on a cold day even when we're not sick. The fragrance of a simmering pot of soup and warm crusty bread is always healing I think. Get well !

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