Chicken noodles soup, according to some, is healing. When you are sick it soothes and nourishes you. When you feel out of sorts, it comforts you. Sometimes it’s all you can mange to eat. If your blessed with friends and family who can cook and you are ill, you may get a lovely bowl or two made just for you.
Every person and every culture has its own variant of chicken noodle soup. Or at least chicken soup or noodle soup. And all are healing and comforting. Scientists have begun to do a great deal of research into the why of the healing powers of chicken noodle soup. The women who have been making their versions of chicken noodle soup for years and years I not need science to prove what they already know…when you feel under the weather chicken noodle soup helps.
Chicken noodle soup, according to a lifelong friend of mine, is a hug that happens from the inside. The soup wraps you up in a loving embrace that comes down from all the generations and slight alterations of the family recipe. She as s bit agast to here that a mutual friend had only ever had store-bought chicken noodle soup from a can.
Of course she couldn’t let this be. She immediately made a huge batch of chicken noodle soup to remedy the situation. As she put it, no one should go through life without knowing the loving embrace of homemade chicken noodle soup.
And ad someone who has been on the receiving end of her homemade chicken noodle soup more times than I’d care to admit, I just agree that to miss out n something so wonderful would be a huge shame. And I’m not just saying that because I too received a huge vat of chicken noodle soup.
My friend insisted gat the soup could help my lupus or at least help me feel better with this lupus flare. And to be honest, having no energy to cook for myself more often than not results in me not eating. Which doesn’t help with a lupus flare.
So in my estimation, chicken noodle soup and those marvellous people who make it and share it all deserve capes. Superhero capes!