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Jan 6, 2007 04:02 PM

What foods comfort you the most when you've got the flu?

For me.. right now since I have the flu.. =/

- steaming jasmine rice w/ a little butter & chicken stock.
- italian shaved ice. (lemon flavor)
- tazo green ginger tea w/ lemon & honey.

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  1. Hope you feel better soon. I am on my 5th day of fever, body aches, headache, etc. I am sick of being sick. I have read two books already and have several Netflix films to watch--plus backlogged work that the office sent me (I did ask for it).

    I ordered in several chinese food dishes on Wed and finished them up last night. I can't say these were comfort type foods but I needed something tasty/spicy or it's not appealing. I had hot and sour soup, spicy chicken and eggplant and a curry noodle dish.

    Today I am back to chicken soup, toast and vitamin C. I have been staring at a rice pudding recipe that could be comforting to eat but no energy to prepare.

    1. Got the flu (or something...seeing I got the flu shot) last night.

      I just had soft scrambled eggs with a dallop of whipped cream cheese and chives with a side of fresh berries.

      I would love a grilled cheese or some noodle soup later, but I am laying off the carbs for the next few weeks. Maybe some egg drop soup instead.

      Speedy recovery everyone.

      1. When growing up, my mom always made plain porridge for me when I was sick. Hope you feel better soon!

        1. Two that always comfort me:

          1) Manischewitz Gefilte Fish. (Small bites, right out of the jar) I had an uncle who would just leave a jar on the bedside table for me......

          2) Something that a babysitter used to make for my lunch almost every day... 2 soft boiled eggs, mashed up in a soup cup with some butter and a little salt and pepper. White toast on the side. Sigh.... It's nearly 50 years later, and I still think of this as Mrs. Pulaski's Eggs.

          1. A heaping teaspoon of marmite dissolved in a teacup of hot water soothes a sore throat.