What Is One Of Your Favorite Comfort Foods When You Are.....

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
January 28, 2009 3:07am CST
.......Sick? Feeling like do-do ca-ca poo-poo? For about a week now I just haven't been feeling too keen...uh, to put it mildly. I've been having one of my bouts of bronchitis again...not too severe but still making me feel lousy. My energy level has been zip, can't think, having serious brain fog. As soon as I started feeling lousy and getting that twinge of bronchitis I started taking a bit more of that herb Echinacea, more Vit-C and dosing myself with garlic pills since garlic is a natural antibiotic. I still haven't gone to my docs since I have to practically be at death's door before going to one....LOL....also have that same attitude my great-grandmother had who was a nurse and thought all docs as idiots, never took anything stronger than aspirin in her life, was into natural remedies and lived to be 98 But I have noticed something when I'm sick....now yes, I'm a good cook, love cooking and can make a lot of great homemade soups...and do while I'm sick...but what do I long for and eat a lot of while sick? My favorite comfort food..what is it you ask? Good old Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup---I could eat this by the gallon ...Yes, it's a "processed" canned food, loaded with salt, salt, salt, and yes it has MSG (mono sodium glutamate)..but I love it...this is definitely my comfort food when I'm sick...perhaps memories of my childhood as that's what I would have when I was sick as a kid. So when you're sick...what is YOUR comfort food? Even if it's something that may not exactly be the healthiest for you like a processed food rather than a homemade one. Do you turn to good old Campbell's soup too? Doesn't have to be the Chicken Noodle kind either, but do you? Just what is it about that Campbell's Chicken Noodle soup anyway? Mmmm...mmm...good...mmmm..mmmm...good
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74 responses
• United States
3 Feb 09
I don't trust doctors so I wouldn't go to one unless I am sure I am to die. When I am sick, I have not appetite.when I have a cold, the first thing that happens is my throat gets real sore. So the best thing to have is soup.I remember having Chunky soup, chicken noodle.But most of the time I don't eat, I just sip soda.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
6 Feb 09
I'm not real big on doctors either...but still have this "bug" in me and now wondering if I really need to go to my doc to at least get some antibiotics to zap it...
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• United States
7 Feb 09
I hope you feel better.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Jan 09
All Cambell soups domt taste like they used to so blahhhhhh on them. I hit the bottle lol when have a cold or flu fix hot toddies!
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@BarBaraPrz (20520)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Jan 09
Why wait for the flu for a hot toddy? Let's all have one now!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I'll second that....let's have a hot toddy party here
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Who has the wiskey ,lemon I got the hot water and the sugar!
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
5 Feb 09
I love to drink soup when i am sick.It really makes me strong.If i don't have a cold then i try to drink fruit juices.If i have a cold.I take vitamin c tablets.I also drink a lot of water.Having pepper in tea or honey revives a sore throat.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Wow I never think to add pepper to tea, but do love lemon in it
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Mine is macaroni noodles cooked till tender, drained, then I pour tomatoes over them. I puree the tomatoes, since they come cut in half. No extras in the tomatoes, like diced chili peppers or such. Just straight tomato juice with pulp. My grandpa made it for me when I got sick, so it's my thing even now.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I sometimes love cooking up pasta and just add a lot of melted butter and a sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese..
@raydene (9875)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Hello Sweet It really depends on what kind of sick I am I don't tend to go toward food for comfort. If I have a cold or flu I do like hot soup I pop alot of vit c also. Teas are nice when I'm tired, down, etc cold or hot..I do drink more cold teas. xoxoxoxoo
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I like having my mint tea with honey/lemon and a shot of brandy before going to sleep when I'm sick..that was one of my great-grandmother's famous remedies
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I like the Campbell's chicken and rice soup a lot but also like many other kinds of soup. When my youngest daughter was sick when younger and still to this day if she is not feeling good her miracle cure all is chicken pot pie. I hope you get to feeling better real soon.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Goodness I haven't made chicken pot pie in ages...LOL
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@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
28 Jan 09
I like lot's of green tea when I'm sick. I'm to lazy to cook so I want only instant no fuss foods. If my mommy was close I would love her to make homemade noodle soup, but she lives in a different country, so I can't have her take care of me like when I was a kid. I may make some powdered soup. We have some really good store brand onion, mushroom soups that come in a big canister. The mushroom is out of this world. They use high quality mushrooms and it's really good. They are almost as good as home made. I will sometimes add a few more onions or mushrooms to them if I'm not super sick. Or if I'm really sick I will use the powdered chicken soup and add a handful of pasta. Gotta have my pasta I'm rarely sick. Maybe it's all the garlic I eat. LOL It could be my OCD on hand washing that keeps me healthy. It's likely that's why. I ALWAYS, wash my hands first thing when I come home. I also won't eat foods touched by others if they didn't wash their hands first. I always wash or use sanitizer before I eat. I never touch any bodily orifices when I'm outside of he house. It's so easy to get sick just by rubbing your eyes if you have germs on your hands.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I like having mint tea/honey/lemon with a tad of brandy in it before I go to bed...not only helps my congestion but helps me sleep better...that was an old cure-all my great-grandmother had
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@abee1020 (116)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
king's congee in chowking.. but sometimes sweets especially chocolates make me feel lot better.. but not if i have tonsilitis.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Mmmmm...I would LOVE to have something sweet now. Maybe I'll get something tomorrow if I go out
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 09
When I am sick I hardly eat I just can not stomach Food when I am not well Then when I do get a bit Hungry it is just Yogurt I will eat
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I'm the opposite...I have to eat even when sick since I have a blood sugar problem...believe me I'd get even sicker if I didn't eat
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• India
20 Oct 09
hi there, I been sick many a times in life and i dont like being sick... This is going to sound weird, but when I feel sick, I alwayws want fried potatoes and fried chicken. Seeing as this is not healthy, I haven't had that in years. But boy do I want it when I'm sick. I really wish I had healthy cravings. Although usually, if I have had the throw up kind of flu, I always want oranges.
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@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
4 Jul 09
When I'm sick, I like to take hot vegetable soups and noodles.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
24 Feb 09
My comfort food when I'm sick is Chicken noodle with loads of veggies..homemade at that! I gotta make it myself from scratch or just doesn't make me feel good.
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• United States
18 Feb 09
cream of chicken with garlic,onion and some red pepper added. something about those three spices always makes me feel better. of course with a sore throat,i'd skip the pepper.maybe add a bit of basil instead.
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Soups are always a good thing. It helps to make the stuff loosen up in you. Also I have had my husband or grandchildren to pound on my upper back to help loosen up the congestion in my lungs. I get that really badly. I will get worse if I'm not real careful. I have bad breathing probleming so I get sick easily. I just try to catch it as soon as I get sick and use that stuff the teacher invented to lessen the time and severerity of the sickness. I hope you get to feeling better soon.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Jan 09
What stuff did the teacher invent? Some kind of special remedy?
• United States
28 Jan 09
I believe it's called Air-Borne as he deals with all of the children in classes coming in with colds and being sick. He is a biology teacher and came up with this to use to stop how severe a cold or flu is and it drops the time to half of the time being sick. It does work the key is to use it at the first onset of knowing you are getting sick. I have a couple of different one sin the cabinet.
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• United States
28 Jan 09
pye since you are so sick if you have or can get your hands on a vicks vaporizer, mister ...the one you put medicine in like vicks vaporizer medicine in. Fix up a tent over your bed and out that under it on a table next to your bed. Stay there letting that break up the congestion and the medicine go into your body. this is what my husband and son do for me when I am sick like that. It really does help. Also take your medicines(herbs) that you have been, don't stop them as it may shock your body to abruptly stop something that will help you.
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
28 Jan 09
I haven't had Campbell's Chicken Noodle soup in ages. I need some good soup now to help get rid of this nasty cold I have.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Still have your cold or whatever? Did you get any of the soup yet??
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
17 Feb 09
Ii did get the soup and I am finally ending this nasty cold. Get rid of yours?
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Nope--still hanging on a bit but not as bad
@BarBaraPrz (20520)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Jan 09
Must be the salt and fat... when I'm feeling greenish, I crave potato chips... But if I'm really sick (not that often) all I can handle is tea and oranges.
@BarBaraPrz (20520)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Jan 09
Oops! Meant to wish you a speedy recovery...
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Nuts I went out today and could have gotten some potato chips...uh, have any? Can you send some over? LOL
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@BarBaraPrz (20520)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
29 Jan 09
Sorry... ate 'em all.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Never liked campbells, it was lipton's noodle soup - and I can't eat it now
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I always found Lipton's Noodle Soup to be even saltier than Campbell's
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
16 Feb 09
hun, salt was NEVER one of my problems, low salt was
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
Hi pyewacket! I hope you get well soon pye! There's nothing I would really love to have when I am sick is chicken soup or mushroom soup from Campbells too! lol..Or any soup that is thick and creamy. Even if I am not sick, I would want to have it when I am feeling a little sad. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Yum--I love mushroom soup too---I use that kind of soup a lot as a quick gravy type sauce for chicken and rice dinners
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
yes, that is yummy too! have been using it for some of my beef and chicken dishes too. lovelots..faith
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Jan 09
hi Pyewacket, Sorry you are feeling poorly but I am with you on this one, chicken soup an absolute must have food and I guess that stems also from childhood. I have the Heinz chicken soup, no noodles. Healing Huggles. Ellie :D
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Jan 09
That's weird I never recall seeing Heinz soup...didn't even know they made soup...ketchup yes, soup no...LOL
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@ellie333 (21029)
29 Jan 09
Hi Pyewacket. Heinz in England is a really popular ready to heat soup whereas Campbell is in condensed tins and is eccellent for making pasta sauces with too. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
30 Jan 09
When you are sick calories, low fat, healthy...who cares? I love cooked pasta with butter and parmesan cheese; nothing else, no sauce, nothing just heaps of butter and cheese. It is a real comfort food from childhood. I'm sure it is very bad for you all that butter but I really love it and so does m daughter.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Oh goodness you're making me drool here...I love cooking up pasta too and add heaps of butter and cheese!