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Chicken soup for my sick soul

Just as you are going merrily on your way, focusing on goals and your plans something always happens to derail you a little. For me my computer just stopped working.A blogger without a computer, I don’t think so.  We went to see if it was beyond repair and walked out with a new computer, albeit one I need to learn to navigate all over again.

Computer issue solved. Then I got really sick. Monday it was so bad I had to finally go to Urgent Care. I am here resting, not working out or running, just trying to get some sleep which is the one thing it is impossible to do with a nagging nightly cough. Meds, rest, fluids and repeat. That is my agenda for now.

My weight is up from my 165 to 168. Still keeping my weight off but fluctuating once a month. I plan to break my plateau when I am all healed. Perhaps joining Weight Watchers again to really help me get the scale moving again.
In the meantime, chicken soup for my sick soul.
Here is a recipe for my Trader Joe’s Semi Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup:
Chicken Soup Rose Bailey
Two cartons chicken broth
One package just chicken
Five carrots sliced
One package Mirepoix mix ( two cups chopped carrots, celery, and onions)
Six cloves of garlic
Four tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt, pepper
Cooked noodles to add after
Saute Mirepoix mix in olive oil for four minutes or until clear, add garlic gloves and continue to saute’
Add sliced carrots, chicken, and mix for one to two minutes
add chicken broth and simmer for thirty minutes
Add cooked noodles of your choice
I recommend using low sodium chicken broth if possible.
This is a quick way to have almost homemade soup, when you are sick you want the real deal but do not have the energy to cook. This totally made me feel better. My friend calls it Jewish Penicillin.
Whatever you call it, it works.