Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Comfort Food: Chicken Noodle Soup

Yesterday I wrote of my love of lasagna as my comfort food. SP says one of his comfort foods is Chicken Noodle Soup. "What?!" That's what I think. To me, chicken noodle soup is sick food! When you have the flu or a cold, you eat chicken noodle soup. Otherwise, bleah.

He argued that having surgery meant I was sick, so I should want soup. And he pointed out that I also consider jello a sick, not comfort, food and yet I wanted jello to eat after surgery. He had a point. Mostly, though, the jello thing, well, I just really wanted Seafoam Salad and I used the surgery as an excuse to get him to make Seafoam Salad, which I am pretty sure he'd otherwise never want to make since he's not fond of jello and when mixed with Cool Whip, which he despises, and cream cheese, which is unhealthy, well, to him Seafoam Salad is gross and bad for you. It probably is, but... it's comforting to me in that it reminds me of grandma.

So the other meal he made last weekend, and with lots of leftovers for this week: chicken noodle soup. He made homemade chicken noodle soup back in October 2009 and I blogged about it here.He started early Saturday morning and simmered it all afternoon in a huge pot on the stove this time (not in a crock pot). He blogged about it here. I have mixed feelings about chicken broth smell. Sometimes I think YUM! And other times I think UGH! Mostly it makes me think of when I was a kid and I got a cold and I'd have to eat chicken noodle soup until I felt better.He finished the soup on Sunday (cleaned the chicken off the bones, cut up the veggies, added the pasta). This time, we used bow tie pasta, not thin egg pasta noodles.

I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on chicken noodle soup. SP loves soup, any kind of soup, while I am not a huge fan of soup. I also prefer the 'unhealthy' soups like cheese soup and baked potato soup and New England clam chowder - the soups with cream and milk and cheese. He likes 'healthy' soup.

There's also the whole comfort food/sick food thing. Soup comforts him; I think it's sick food. I never get excited about soup, even his homemade soup, and it is quite tasty. SP gets very excited about this soup.
Maybe, hopefully, it'll help me feel better...?

1 comment:

  1. I hope you are feeling better! I get excited about all soups! I love soup. I love it when I am sick, I love it anytime. I think because I can throw a bunch of ingredients into a pot and hope for the best...