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What do you crave most when being sick? [moved from Home Cooking board]

My honey has been sick for a week now. Chicken souple doesn't seem to do the trick on the comfort factor. I know my family used to cook congee for me as a child, that's a Chinese thing. That got me curious, what do you crave for or what did you used to get as a child when you are sick?

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  1. depends on what type of "sick". my mom used to make pastene (tiny tiny star-shaped pasta) with butter, tomato soup, grilled cheese, hot and sour soup or mac and cheese.

    now i usually will make noodles or, if mobile, have a bit of sushi.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle

      wow hotoynoodle..did we have the same mom..lol. i didn't get hot & sour soup though. still love tiny pastas and grilled cheese on soft cheap white bread when i'm feeling yucky! i also loved a creamsicle before bed.

      1. re: hotoynoodle

        another vote for pastina w/ butter and also parmesan cheese (kraft in the green can)

        also, rice cakes spread with apple butter or apricot jam

        poached (in chicken broth) chicken breast dipped in mayo

      2. Ginger ale to keep me hydrated. And a watercress soup with a whole liver used to start the broth. I don't think my mother ever made that particular soup unless somebody in the family was sick.

        1. The last time I was sick, all I wanted was ginger ale and ramen noodles. My Mom used to make me the lipton soup in the packets...the one with the dehydrated "chicken" pieces. I find it gross now, but I loved it when I was a kid.

          1. Tomato or chicken noodle soup with peanut butter and jelly on saltine crackers, grilled cheese, and sliced apples or apple sauce. Soooo good.

            1. I make a vegetarian version of chicken noodle soup I make.