Comforting someone who is sick.

It is the time of year again that someone you know has a cold or even worse, the flu or pneumonia. When you have a cold or other sickness yourself, you know how difficult it is to do the simplest tasks, such as cooking. When you have little ones in the house, it is especially difficult and you usually need to call in help. This recipe is a simple soup recipe for someone who is under the weather, that you could fix up for them. They will appreciate the gesture and the hot meal.

You will need:
A dash of each: sweet basil, parsley flakes, oregano, paprika and chili powder.
Salt and pepper to taste
2 bay leaves, remove when the soup is done
1 Large hot pepper, whole, if desired. Remove when the soup is done.
1 Cup of each: celery, onions, carrots – chopped
1 pound of ground beef
2-4 beef bouillon cubes
2 medium diced potatoes
1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1-15 oz. can tomato sauce
To make it:
Brown ground beef in a skillet until brown; drain fat. Transfer to kettle and add bouillon cubes, potatoes and mixed vegetables. Add can of tomato sauce and the rest of the ingredients together. Turn heat down to simmer. Cook gently for 30-40 minutes or until done. Then add a soup spoon of sugar. Remove bay leaves and hot pepper when done.

You also need to add some kind of bread to serve with this soup. You can bake some cornbread or make biscuits, or include a box of crackers. They can snack on the crackers in between their meals.

You make want to take precautions when you run the soup and bread over to your sick neighbor. If they are sick, you don’t want to increase your families chance of getting sick. Learn how to prepare for colds and the flu. Visit this blog for more information.

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About Jennifer Frye

Jennifer Frye is a stay at home mother with five children, four boys and one girl, including a set of boy/girl twins. She and her husband have been married for 14 years and they raise a small farm in a little town in West Virginia. Her two older boys participate in the local Swine Club and raise their own pigs for projects. She enjoys sharing her experiences as a mother and finds that everyday is a story. Her goals are to raise her children up with respect and dignity and knowledge. She loves cooking for her family and loves sharing her hobby with her children. She incorporates cooking as a family activity and gets everyone involved. Besides cooking, she loves to read and she keeps journals of her daily life with her children for the future. She has been a Sunday School teacher, ran her own day care in her home and during the summer, she teaches children about cooking. She feels that every child should know the basics of cooking.