Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Overcome By The Vapors

Down for the count here - just a minor cold/sore throat thing, but the type that makes one want a fainting couch and a maidservant to put cool compresses on one's forehead.  Also? The type of ailment that makes one speak of oneself in the third person, apparently.

Must. Stop. Now.

Medicinal, if you're not too sick to make it
So! Still no stomach ailment, thanks to our family talisman, so I'm grateful for that.  I skipped my core exercises this morning (see above, re fainting couch), but I'm dressed and showered, so I don't have to rock that homeless woman vibe while driving David to the bus for school. I can't picture eating anything green, though.  I made myself some homemade chicken soup yesterday (don't be too impressed, it was from the carcass of a Costco rotisserie chicken), but now I'm too tired to strain the broth and make the matzo balls.  If I had been a pioneer, I would have starved to death the first hard winter.

I don't like chicken soup without matzo balls.  It's a Jewish thing.

Here's the part where I post a fun video for everyone to watch, but I can't think of anything.  Someone send me something funny, all right?

[Updated to tell you that someone came through for me with a Buzzfeed video about Jewish food, which I shared on this blog's Facebook page.  Check it out!]

[Matzo ball image: Jew It Up]


  1. That not wanting to eat anything green when you're sick? I'm that way, too. And I don't get it. Because when we're sick, shouldn't our bodies be craving the green? I'm sure there's a scientific reason to this somewhere...

  2. Yeah, chicken soup tastes better with matzo balls. But I'm pretty sure it's medicinal even without the matzo balls. I love that video! I've seen it before, but I enjoyed it just as much this time around. My husband and I quote it to each other when we discuss kugel or gefilte fish (and yes, we do discuss those items with alarming frequency).

    I would like to have a couch expressly designed for fainting on. I could collapse melodramatically a lot more often.

    I hope you feel better.

  3. My husband would make a nice green soup with that chicken stock (he'd simmer your favorite greens in the stock and then blend it all up with his handy-dandy immersion blender)... but sadly he would not make or add the matzo balls. My German heritage strongly supports matzo balls. I hope you recuperate soon!

  4. When I have a sore throat, I break out the honey/lemon/ginger mix stored in my refrigerator and add a spoonful in a cup of hot water.

  5. Oh yuck...feel better soon.

  6. the problem with being the mom and being the sick one at the same time (at least in my house) is there is no one to make the comfort food.

    hope you feel better soon.