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What's the best food to eat with a sore throat?

Sick at home today.... I could take medicine, but why would I do that when I could eat? xD Anybody have some sore throat remedies for Lil Ms. Foodie over here? Any personal favorites? :)

My favorite so far is Cream of Potato Carrot Soup. Yuuuuuuumm.

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  1. Ice cream
    Yogurt
    Chilled Jello-O
    Panna-cotta
    Pudding
    Grass jelly drink
    Sour plum juice
    Gazpacho
    Single malt scotch

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      reverse the order :)))

      when I got my tonsils pulled I was given a package of aspirgum.
      not sure it's still made but helped as I couldn't even swallow saliva.

      1. re: iL Divo

        Chef Milton's cure all soup.........
        unfortunately I am not sure how he made it :( for me.
        one hour after thinking I was surely going to die [being so sick] I was a new wowan.

    2. Honey, straight or mixed in a shot of honey liqueur. Not only soothes but it also cures quickly.

      1. KATTY’S CURE-ALL CHICKEN LEMON SOUP

        2 cups chicken broth*
        ½ a lemon, squeezed
        garlic clove, minced or pressed
        1 egg, beaten
        ¼ cup pastina, uncooked
        crushed red pepper
        *I like Kitchen Basics brand chicken stock (stock in a box!) very much.

        QUICKEST WAY
        If you’re feeling lazy or less hungry, simply squeeze ½ a lemon into the chicken broth, bring to a boil and add pastina—usually about 4 minutes.

        REGULAR WAY
        Mince or press 1 garlic clove. Saute in a bit of olive oil in a soup pan. Don’t brown the garlic!
        Add chicken broth and ½ lemon. Bring to a boil, then add pastina and cook about 3 minutes.
        While the broth is boiling, beat one egg in a bowl. When the pastina has been boiling 3 minutes or so, whisk the beaten egg into the broth. It makes the broth somewhat creamy and forms little streaks. Protein is good for you—now you have a complete feel-better meal!

        If you like crushed red pepper, add a bit of that, too. Between the chicken broth, garlic, lemon and crushed red pepper, this is the best cure-all I can offer that isn’t pharmaceutical.

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        1. re: kattyeyes

          Everyone is right about the alcohol, although you should alternate with chicken soup!

          The best thing is some variation on a hot toddy: brandy or whiskey, lemon juice and honey, plus hot water, to taste. Makes great cough medicine, too, since alcohol is a cough suppressant.

        2. When I'm sick, I'm too puny to cook, so love an old fashioned can of Campbell's tomato soup (or just an old fashioned, come to think of it). Retro comfort.

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          1. re: pine time

            Classic Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup - diluted with the requisite 1 can of water and zapped in the microwave.

          2. Whiskey, honey, lemon juice, whskey, precedeed or followed by a shot of whiskey, or both.

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            1. re: James Cristinian

              Yes. :-) J&B whiskey. All that alcohol helps kill bugs, y'know.

              1. re: huiray

                I always get a horrible cough to this day when I get sick. The over the counter stuff wouldn't work when I was a kid, so Mom went to the liquor store and asked for the cheapest whiskey they had. She said that she felt like a lush.