Why is it that I only ever seem to make and eat chicken noodle soup when I’m under the weather (or someone else is under the weather)? Every time I do eat chicken noodle soup, I think “hmm.. this is really delicious. I should have it more often”, but I never do. I wait until I’m once again feeling sick and out comes the chicken stock, noodles, vegetables and usually a rotisserie chicken as a short cut (because, I am sick, after all!).
I spent some time learning about the restorative values of chicken noodle soup one cold winter in Philadelphia in 2006. You can read my original thoughts on the topic here. Turns out it can help with many symptoms of a cold, so there is good reason to make this for yourself or others who are not feeling well. My thoughts on the soup have changed since 2006, however, and I do actually think fondly of this classic soup now. I might just have it again soon… as soon as I’m not feeling well again.