I mentioned yesterday that Olivia got sick early Sunday morning. We really thought that by yesterday evening, she would be back to normal because she usually bounces back fairly quickly, but I’m afraid to report otherwise.
She took a late nap, and slept for 2 hours before I woke her up because I was afraid that she wasn’t going to go to bed, once her bedtime rolled around. Before she went down for her nap, she seemed like she was on the mend. Playing with my dad, dancing around, throwing her ball……but when she woke up, she seems five times worse. She is always VERY happy when she wakes up, but this time she was whining and wanted to be snuggled. Her fever came back, and she was super lethargic, I kind of felt bad for waking her up but in my defense I did not expect her to wake up feeling worse! So we came downstairs and it was an hour too early to give her more medicine, so I decided to have a bridal show marathon while she slept in my arms. While I was watching TV, I decided that I really wanted to make her chicken noodle soup, but I didn’t want to wake her up. I carefully laid her down, and I went to the kitchen to make some good old fashion Mrs. Grass’ Noodle Soup.
But of course, we didn’t have any.
In fact, we didn’t have much of anything…….but then I remembered that we had chicken stock, which is obviously a huge step in the right direction of chicken noodle soup.
I searched the internet to see if there was anything super easy, and I stumbled upon a few different recipes. Unfortunately I only had about 3 of the ingredients that were listed in any of them, so I had to do some maaaaaaajor improvising. This is what I used:
The Lazy Girl Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe:
One 32 ounce container of chicken stock
2 tablespoons of oregano
about a tablespoon of dry basil
15 baby carrots
a handful of linguine noodles (it was all I had, you can obviously use whichever noodle you’d like!)
two circles around the pot of EVOO
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of water
I put the pot on the stove and set the temp to HIGH, put my olive oil in, let it heat up a little while I chopped the baby carrots up, and then I threw them in the pot. I stirred, added the spices (including the salt and pepper), stirred again, and then I added the chicken stock and the water.
Once all of that good stuff came to a boil, I threw in my pasta for about ten minutes, stirring every so often.
And then I just transferred to another bowl for me and Olivia to eat out of!
I must say, it was actually pretty good. We had two bowls!
Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of it, but trust me, for a spontaneous chicken noodle soup recipe, it wasn’t bad! And since we always have chicken stock on hand, I know I’ll probably make it again….but with more carrots because Olivia and I can’t get enough of them! Oh and maybe some chicken……I mean it is chicken noodle soup, after all…I just didn’t have any defrosted!
After Olivia ate, I gave her medicine, and she started to feel much better. It’s always after the medicine wears off that worries me though because that’s when she goes back to being very un-Olivia.
Because she slept so much, I was afraid that she wasn’t going to want to go to sleep, but I was wrong. She fell asleep around 9:30 and slept a full 12 hours!
She woke up back to her happy, little Olivia self. Here she is, dancing at the Jewel:
We’re still keeping an eye on her today, but I am very thankful that when she gets sick, it isn’t for very long :)
Happy Tuesday, Friends!