I'm back, but still not 100%

HomeMade - The wife's Home Made Chicken Noodle Soup
@webeishere (36377)
United States
April 30, 2008 12:39pm CST
Well after a huge pot of my wife's home made Chicken Noodle Soup, Lot's of meds, a lot of cups of tea with lemon and honey and with kind words from many friends here in my daughters discussions I am feeling a bit better. Still not up to par but feeling good enough to do a little bit here. I've resolved all my discussions and have done a little yard work. More on that forth coming. This is a photo of the pot of soup my wife makes. yes it is a large pot but it is usually all eaten within a day or two. She boils a whole chicken, adds onions, celery, boullion cubes carrots, pepper, garlic, and other secret ingerdients. Man does this clear your chest in no time. This shot was taken the next day she had made it and it is well over half gone. Does Chicken noodle soup really help a bad cold? Or is it just anything hot and liquid that helps a cold? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Glad youre feeling better still not coming anywhere near ya yet sorry. Chicken noodle soup is good for ya i think because well its hot and it has veggies too.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I have this raspy cough that feels like a lot of gunk in my chest and can;t get rid of it. May end up at the ER or Dr. this wekend. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY!!`
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• United States
30 Apr 08
Not good well keep us informed if you do.
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@myrith (1830)
• Canada
1 May 08
Oh this is so nice to see family in harmony like this always supporting each other, you're a model for most of us here, Bless you both. Now have you tried just a tip of Eucalyptus oil? just a bit on the fingertip and place it on the tongue and in no time you'll be coughing up all that cold and the chest will be clearer, when you go to sleep at night do the same but also warm a bit of it over the stove on the fingertip and rub the chest area that will help too. Hope you'll feel better soon
@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Yum, that soup looks very good..And yes it does help the cold, not because it is a hot liquid, but because it is a natural anti-biotic, especially if she put in a lot of garlic.. Glad to hear you are feeling better, keep eating that soup and get plenty of rest, you will be yourself in no time..
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Apr 08
What soup? That photo was taken yesterday and I finished it off last night actually. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
30 Apr 08
Well it looked very good and obviously it was since you ate it all..
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Very, very good. (slurp) HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I think someone did a study on this and found it does have some sort of medicinal quality, versus the cold or flu, etc.. Although my memory could be wishful thinking. As it just sounds as though it ought to be good for whatever ails us! Especially with the garlic however! (IN your wife's very healthy sounding recipe.) I mean that's where the legend of the garlic with anti-vampire qualities came from I'm sure.. It is known for antiseptic, antibiotic, and also anti virule characteristics..
• United States
30 Apr 08
P.S - glad you're feeling a bit better!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Thanks. I think it's the onion and garlic and pepper in it that helps to clear the nasal passages is all. Therby aiding in better breathing and a quicker recovery. ??? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
@cortjo73 (6503)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I am glad to hear you are feeling better and, your wife's soup looks really good. I have a few really good soups that I make as well. And, I do think that soup can do wonders for a cold...not usually my colds but, other people's colds. My sister-in-law and her family told me of a trick that they came up with to make your throat feel better when it is sore. I don't know why it works, only that all 5 of them swore by it. They said that if you eat those spicey barbeque frito chips and drink chocolate milk, the chips sort of scratch up your throat and the milk coats it nicely and by the next day, you are back to normal. I have not tried it and, frankly it sounds sort of gross! LOL! Anyway, I am glad to see you getting back to normal.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Apr 08
This sounds like an odd way to rid oneslef of a sore throat. Those chips would make my throat sorer I think. And it does sound gross as well. Thanks bunches. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@cortjo73 (6503)
• United States
30 Apr 08
LOL! I agree but, all of them swear by it. My niece was sick while they were here visitin. Headache, sore throat, fever, all of it. They got her some of those fritos and chocolate milk and she was fine the next day. So weird. I think she had a massive attack of allergies. They are really bad in Georgia and that part of my family (on the hubby's side) are from New York where they haven't hit there allergy season yet. And, both my hubby and I never had allergies until we moved to Georgia so, it can really be bad for guests and transplants when they come here. Anyway, I think that the resulting belly ache I might get from such a remedy wouldn't quite be worth the trouble to lose a sore throat. I'll take my Advil! LOL!
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• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Awww I didn't know you were sick gramps. I do hope you feel better soon. Take good care of your health. Say hello to your wife for me. I do need that soup I am really not feeling well right now.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 May 08
Well to be honest I am almost always sick with a cough etc. It's from smoking and having bronchial asthma. But this time it's really bad. Hope you feel better soon as well. Take care. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr 08
Hey Grandpa Bob it is good to see you and I am glad that you are a bit better at least I have actually been told that all type of Soups do help when you are sick Here in the UK we can get Cups of Soup and a lot of People drink those when they are not well I am glad though to see you before I take a break from here I will not be around as much for a while I need to get a lot of things sorted and I can't concentrate here as much but I will be back Big Hugs to you and try to stay well
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 May 08
Thank you very much. It feels good to be here even thopugh it is in short spurts now and then. Still not totally into it but still here though. Take care and hurry back then. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Modestah (11195)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I believe it really does help - the old wives tales would not have lasted so long to this modern day if there was nothing of truth to them. Glad you are feeling a bit better and to be seeing your posts again.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Thanks bunches. Still not the best feeling here but better anyhow. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Welcome back! I have no idea if chicken soup really helps or if we have just been made to think that it does all these years. I think that the tea with lemon and honey probably did help some though.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Boy that soup looks good! I have heard that there is actually some medicinal benefits from Chicken Noodle soup. Hot liquids, I think, help clear the sinuses and the garlic itself is good for you...and onions too I believe have some healing properties.
@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Scientific studies have shown that homemade chicken noodle soup with secret ingredients does help a cold. Its the "secret" ingredients that does it. I can't tell you the secret cause then it wouldn't be a secret anymore. Its passed down the generations to just the women in the family. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better. Welcome back......
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Okay I guess. But aren't a husband and wife not to keep secrets from each other? HAOPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Normally husband and wives shouldn't have secrets. But in this case its ok. Its a girl thing, if you find out the secret then the soup won't help you anymore. It will be just ordinary soup. You can get that at the grocery store in a can.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I already knew the secret ingerdients anyhow. Neener neener neener. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
1 May 08
Welcome back grandpa Bob! guest we oughta get mighty serious kicking that habit of ours. Imagine sippin chicken soup for the rest of our lives.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 May 08
I guess even if it was my wifes I'd tire of it in no time. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
1 May 08
... the chicken soup right?
@GardenGerty (86121)
• Marion, Kansas
1 May 08
Yes, chicken soup helps a cold, the steam and the liquid help loosen you up. Garlic is nature's pennicillin. The root vegetables add a lot of minerals to it.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 May 08
So would raw Ginger root in hot water with lemon also help then? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@GardenGerty (86121)
• Marion, Kansas
3 May 08
I would think so. I go to the oriental food section in the grocers and get candied ginger to chew on when my throat is itchy and I am stuffy.
@someonesmom (5768)
• Canada
30 Apr 08
Hi Grandpa Bob, It's great to see you here. I'm very happy to hear that you're on the mend, and trust that you'll be 'a ok' in a very short time. I've checked out the photo of your wife's chicken soup, and it looks so good. I'm sure she's a great cook, and I'd love a bowl right now. A lot of times, the home remedies are the best. I didn't know about the healing properties of chicken soup, as mentioned by your first respondent. I am aware of the benefits of garlic though. Take care.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Apr 08
There's a lot of garlic added to foods in this house. Always has been since I recall. Thanks as well. I sweat as I ate the soup from the pepper and gralic in it. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
1 May 08
It sounds like just what the doctor ordered.
@property (453)
• United States
1 May 08
While visiting a local health food store, and reading package labels, I noticed that Zinc is marketed as an immunity building supplement. Some even tout that a tablet has as much zinc as a bowl of Chicken noodle soup. Now, I'm no math major but I can add 1+1 and get 2...Seems to me if zinc is in Chicken noodle soup, and zinc makes your body fight off snotzees, then Chicken noodle soup must be helpful.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 May 08
SNOTZEE'S? I loved that. Thanks also. I knew Zinc did this but did not know there was zinc in chicken. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
1 May 08
Nice to see you again here, GP.. But don't work yourself too hard here, take it slowly and easy! As for medications, I think as long as it's hot and spicy then it would help. I believe that when curing sickness, soups such as robust onion soup could really offer a good relief. Take it easy GrandPa, rest for a while for a speedy recovery..
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 May 08
I won't nor never have "worked" myself too hard at anything. Well, maybe gardening. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@KrauseHome (31928)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Glad to see you are feeling better, and you are not the only one trying to get over something. I have a Bad Cold, and laryngitis here myself and have not been to work since last Friday. I am supposed to go back to work tomorrow. We shall see, and hope my voice can last since I answer calls from people wanting a Cab all day. Yes, something hot does help. Last night I drank hot water with lime in it and it felt good. I just feel so congested still and running a fever on and off still as well. I am like you I am sure and ready to be 100%. But I've been keeping you in thought and Prayer, and take care of yourself my friend.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 May 08
YIKES! Hope you get well soon as well. It sucks being this sick huh? Take care of yourself as well friend. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jillhill (37357)
• United States
30 Apr 08
They say it really does help..breaks up the congestion and loosens things up. I love chicken soup too when I am sick and it must have worked as you are back on today! Nice to see that you are feeling better!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 May 08
This is the remnants now, the congested chest and cough is all. I feel the gunk but it isn't coming up like it should. Oh well we shall see this weekend how it is then. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
30 Apr 08
All soups are good for you but that magic ingredient has to be put in by a special! So can you send her over to Scotland for a few days! I am famished. Have sone fantastic soups Deeeky
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Ummm....I think she'll be staying here bringing me back to health for awhile. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
30 Apr 08
I believe the chicken soup is magic. My daughter, when she was little and was coming down with a cold-flu type illness would actually crave chicken soup. If I didn't have time to make the good homemade one I would run to the store for a couple of cans along with the fixings for my homemade to get it cooking for her. I've had other flavor soups when I've been sick, but nothing seems to satisfy like good homemade chicken soup.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Apr 08
There aren't too many canned soups that can top my wifes home made Chicken Noodle though. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@winterose (39913)
• Canada
30 Apr 08
glad to have you back, I am so happy your are back actually. We all missed you, and even heard about how your daughter deleted you lol. Soup looks great I have a pot of soup on the stove all year around.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Apr 08
yeah she is not a very kind daughter at times. J/K. I was surprised to see a couple discussions on here with me in them as far as being ill and away. Thanks all for the kind words as well. Doesn't it rot sitting there all YEAR LONG? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~