Sick Boy Soup

Poor Ryan stayed home from work today with a nasty cough, drippin’ nose and exhausted body. He spent the majority of the day sleeping with faithful Sadie by his side. I’m sure she was thrilled to have a cuddle buddy all day!

Little Sadie Girl

Soup for a Sick Boy

When I got home from work, I grabbed my grocery list and Ryan and I picked up some fresh veggies and goods for the week.

My Grocery List

We bought everything necessary for homemade chicken soup. At the first sign of sickness, I always crave a bowl of the good stuff. Tonight Ryan and I made a bubblin’ pot of soup full of vitamin-rich veggies to soothe his sickness.

The base for the soup was a box of chicken broth mixed with two cups of water and a packet of Knorr vegetable mix for tasty seasoning.

Cookin' Sick Boy Soup

Ryan added in thick pieces of chicken breast meat and let the chicken cook in the broth while I sliced and diced the veggies. Included in this soup was an onion, carrots, celery and portobello mushrooms.

Chopped Fresh Veggies

After adding the veggies to the pot, we let the soup simmer on low while I escaped to Great Clips for a haircut.

Gotta love cheap-o hair cuts! I’m not adventurous with my hairstyling at all. I’ve never dyed my hair and it’s been cut the same way for years. It’s kinda hard to mess up a half-inch trim, so I faithfully trust the Great Clips experts!

With freshly trimmed locks, I headed home to pour Ryan and myself two big bowls of homemade soup.

Big Ol' Bowl of Soup

We slurped and slurped until our bowls were empty and our bellies were warm. Yummy dinn-ah!

Unpacking and Cleaning

Remember that cleaning I said needed to happen last night? Well, I definitely neglected my duties and will be paying for it tonight.

I hate unpacking… even if it’s just from a weekend stay in St. Pete. My blue duffel haunts me until I empty it. The best unpacking experience occurs when all your clothes are dirty and you can just dump everything in the laudry basket. Not so this time since I didn’t wear 75 percent of the clothing I brought along for our weekend visit to my parent’s house. Oh well… unpacking here I come!

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Comments

  1. Maddy @ Notes On A Page says

    Homemade chicken soup DOES make you feel better! My mother always told me there was some science behind it, but I’m not so sure about that… either way, it works!

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  2. says

    I hate unpacking too. Packing is way more fun.

    On another note; I can’t beiieve you get Ryan to go to the store with you – let alone when he is sick!! Since Tim and I moved in together, going to the store is ‘my job’ just like he does all the yardwork. It’s just the way it panned out. He would never be in the kitchen adding chicken to his own soup, he is such a baby. LOL. When he’s sick, he wants blankets, soup, remote control all brought to him. Sounds like you’ve got a keeper! LOL

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  3. says

    Let me get this straight, your fiance has the cutest gf AND you make him soup? He owes you big time. ;) Don’t worry I hate to unpack also…I LOVEEE packing..but I hate unpacking..I end up dumping all the clothes in the washing machine.

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  4. says

    Soup looks good, I need to make my first pot of the season soon.

    I’m such a nerd, I unpack my bags the second I get home from a trip. I can’t even sit down unless everything is back in it’s place.

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  5. Shannon says

    Just reading through old entries & I hear ya…I HATE unpacking myself…just as much as I hate packing. I love having clothing options, so I hate having to choose just a few outfits to bring with me…plus their shoes/accessories. I’ve gotten better over the years but I always overpack..which means I too can’t just dump the clothes into the laundry!

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