Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sick in Springtime (Round 2)

The baby has a cold with awful green snot coming out of her nose and she's given it to me. It's one of those killer colds where you can't move off the couch, and just want to lay in one spot and moan.

Since my head isn't capable of forming complete thoughts right now, I thought I'd share a post about how I dealt with sickness in our house last year. I was WAY more prepared, and totally on top of things. For some reason, being sick at the end of March just feels so WRONG...


If I put the medicine on a silver tray will that make them better faster?

Here is how this day came to be.

Day 1: My daughter's "neck" (read:throat) hurts
Day 2: sniffles start
Day 3: She is incapacitated on the couch with a massive cold, cough, and fever
Day 4: Stays home from school, but feels good enough to re-organize the baby's room
Day 5: Back at school
Day 6: My son gets a little sniffly
Day 7: He has a cough
Day 8: He is incapacitated on the couch with a cold, cough and fever
Day 9: Slightly better, but he is still sick
Day 10: The baby gets the sniffles
Day 11: Baby and boy are both sick
Day 12: Today. He is home from school, on the tail end of the cold, the baby is sick, and my older daughter wants medicine because her brother is getting it. She is the only one who will tolerate saline drops in her nose, so that's what she is getting.

If there was ever a universal cure for the common cold, it's chicken soup. My family's version comes from my German grandmother, Clunky Soup. I has a much longer, German name, clunkersomethingsomething, but we can't remember it, and Clunky sounds better to a sick kid. It's basically dumplings; or matzoh ball soup without the matzoh:)

The recipe can be expanded to accommodate more children, or adults, I generally go with 1 egg per person.

2 eggs
2/3 cup flour (possibly more)
1 quart chicken broth

Bring broth to a boil.
Beat eggs (I do this with a fork)
Add in flour, a bit at a time. You want to achieve a pretty thick consistency.

Spoon mix a teaspoon at a time into the boiling broth.
*Tip- I dip the spoon into the broth each time, it helps the sticky mixture come off the spoon.

Cook 3 minutes.


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1 comment:

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

I hope your little one gets to feeling better soon. The tray of meds looks a lot like our bathroom counter right now. Noah is upstairs sleeping her cold off right now.

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