I’m on day 6 of feeling rather…well…icky. I finally gave in and went to the doctor today. Thanks to an ear infection and some kind of throat thing for making me feel so awful! Got some antibiotics and hopefully I’ll start feeling better soon!
In the meantime, today is a chilly, rainy day in my part of the world. The perfect day to stay home (which I did) and snuggle up under a blanket with some tea (which I also did). When lunchtime rolled around, I really wanted soup. There’s just something comforting about a bowl of soup when you’re feeling under the weather. Usually I like to make my own because I can control what goes in it – plus I’m a pretty darned good cook, if I do say so myself. I just didn’t have it in me to do that today, so thankfully I had several kinds to choose from in my pantry. There was Thai tomato coconut, butternut squash bisque, creamy tomato, black bean, chunky vegetable, and sweet potato tomatillo. I went for the sweet potato – I found it while I was shopping a couple of weeks ago when I had a coupon for the new Campbells bisques.
Here you see the open container in my fridge (my favorite unsweetened vanilla almond milk is behind it). Even the package is pretty appealing. Here is the nutrition info – not the best, but not the worst I have ever seen. Most people would wind up eating the whole thing, but I did stick to one serving (half the package).
I had it with a handful of Wheat Thins – for some reason I have a need for crunchy things along with my soup. I think it all stems from my love of oyster crackers from when I was a kid. Here’s what the soup looked like – it was really tasty! It was smooth and creamy, but not too creamy. It had a little bit of spice, and a definite tang from the tomatillos. I definitely enjoyed it, and would try it again. I guess that’s kind of silly to say given the fact that I still have half of a container left! Of course mine doesn’t look quite as nice as on the box, but I’m sure I could have topped it off with something fancy. I was thinking a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and maybe a few chopped scallions would probably be pretty tasty.
I’m going to go refresh my mug of tea and rest up so I can get better! Now for today’s questions to you…
What are your favorite foods when you’re feeling under the weather?
Do you have a favorite go-to soup?
Any great soup recipes to share??