Lexi was watching GMA with me this morning, and became alarmed about the dang swine flu. I point at myself and shake my head no, and pretend to wash my hands, my answer for all creepy crud. She read a book about the 1918 pandemic and all this swine flu talk has freaked her out, that is until she remembered that the cities that took precautions were the safest back then, and being cautious is probably a good idea now.
This eases her mind and eases my throat because mothering in a whisper is crazy
So, I'm stirring up a spicy soothing soup that's a snap to make and perfect for a sore throat.
- quart of chicken stock, straight from my freezer
- can of coconut milk, which is full of the good fats and is supposed to be very good for you. I should link informative articles about it here, but I am too tired to pull it off. I'm more in a Coconut Milk Good, and tasty place than a naming my sources place, and for that I am truly sorry. [I'm sorry she said in a small whisper.]
- fresh ginger, sliced
- red pepper flakes, to taste
- cup or so of cooked chicken
- salt & pepper to taste
I plan on sipping mine slowly, while folding laundry and watching far too much TV.