Yesterday I was getting ready in the bathroom, sneezed...and then fell to my knees. Thankfully the brute strength of my arms caught me, but (since I never just sneeze once) I was nearly crippled after the succession of 3-6 sneezes (think I blacked out).
Why you ask? Well, I threw my back out. I'm 27.
Hello old age. I heard you were a dirty player but had no idea you were such a scoundrel.
As I type this I am lying on flat on the floor (upholstered items are too painful/soft) with an ice-pack under my lower back, rolled up sofa pillow under my neck, and laptop on my stomach.
Speaking of comfort. I know it's not technically fall yet (tomorrow) but I made chicken soup for dinner the other night and it was sooooo good. I felt all cozy and tingly and warm inside. Mmmm.
It's a very simple, no frills recipe, but given the fact that I was still feeling a little sick it was exactly what I wanted. It's a great base recipe to spice up or tweak to make it a little more special. It's perfect for the crock-pot too.
Homemade Chicken Soup
Yields 8-10 servings
Prep-time: 10-15 min
Cook time: 4-6 hours, can be less if you increase the heat
- 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2-3 medium sized carrots, diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 4 organic boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
- 1.5 c water (to start)
- 1.5 c organic, low sodium chicken stock (to start)
Serve with warm rolls and a salad for a great veggie-packed meal.
I like a lot of pepper.
Cucumber, Romaine, and Carrot Salad
Sister Schubert's Rolls...Mmm