It went away for a week and one day I just noticed that it was gone. But the next day it came back with a vengeance. A relapse.
So today I made chicken soup.
The other day I went to the grocery store and picked up some grilled chicken but after having it for two meals, I didn’t want to repeat it again. So tonight, I decided to shred the chicken breast and a thigh. I added some shrimp balls I got from the Asian store over the weekend, sliced them.
I try to have some veggies in my fridge all the time to balance my diet and this time I have half of a bok choy and snow peas. I should have added some shredded carrots but I forgot. Forgot too that I have some dry shiitake mushrooms in my pantry. Briefly I debated whether I should add a can of quail eggs but I didn’t want to waste it. I want to use it for a special dish.
After sauteeing the proteins, added some water to make it a soup, I put some Chinese vermicelli. It all came out very well, my Asian/Filipino style chicken soup.
They say chicken soup is a cure for the cold. The thing I like about this soup is you can make it the way you want it – it is so versatile you can customize it according to what taste you want and whatever you have in the fridge or pantry. Tonight this was made with ingredients I have on hand at other times, it will be different, or I might just follow a new recipe.
It is easy to make and it is foolproof. I just hope it cures my cold too.