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There is nothing worse than a little one who doesn’t feel well. Ruby has a chest cough right now and it makes my chest hurt just hearing her cough. With colds and flu season here I decided to make sure my cupboards are stocked. Crackers, gatorade, and boxes of chicken stock to make comfort soups to avoid late night trips to the store.
I also did a quick inventory of their medicine cabinet to see what I might need to pick up and Holy cow! There were several bottles of children’s pain reliever, cold packs for headaches, chest rub, essential oil, etc. They are set.
Then I moved on to my medicine cabinet. 1 bottle of generic pain reliever. Yep, that pretty much sums up things as a mom, right? We spend so much energy making sure that the kids are taken care of that we don’t think of stocking up for ourselves! And I have a cold/sore throat RIGHT NOW! Nothing is worse than taking your sad, pathetic self out in public to get meds. Whether it is anti-nausea medication for morning sickness (I’m sure I was a real beauty rolling up to that drive-up pharmacy window), or cold/flu meds, it’s nice to have some on hand so that you don’t suffer the agony of trying to break out of one nostril all night.
The only store in our town is Walgreens and their prices are pretty competitive for things like this.
I took advantage of the monthly coupon booklet and picked up some things to get Derrick and I through the season and right now you can save up to $10 on Pfizer products using the in-store booklet.
I generally get a mild version of what everyone else has, but Derrick has the immune system of a child and gets everything that goes through the house. He likes the Emergen-C packs. I also picked up some Advil pain reliever/decongestant, and other basic items for myself.
Every family has their own basic soup recipe, but I thought I would quickly share ours again. I know I’ve shared it here before, but it really is delicious and quick to put together. Just use whatever veggies are in your refrigerator/freezer. Stay healthy, friends!
Chicken Noodle Soup
2 T. oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 c. carrots, chopped
1 c. celery, chopped
10 c. chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
3 c. chicken breast, cooked and shredded
3 c. egg noodles
Heat oil in a stock pot. Add onions, carrots and celery and cook until onions are translucent. Add chicken stock and seasonings and bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook according to package. Add chicken right before serving.
Here’s to #HealthySavings this season. Thank you #CollectiveBias for another fun & creative opportunity. –Brandy