Alternative medicine: chicken soup!

jalapeños from our garden

jalapeños from our garden

When I was little and had a cold coming up, my grandma as well as my mother started making a chicken soup as soon as my first sneezer was to hear. They said it’s the best medicine against coughs and sneezes. Some say it’s wishful thinking but I know that they were 100% right.

Why is a picture of jalapeños in this post about chicken soup? Carry on reading my embarrassing story…

Even Wikipedia says: “…Research conducted by Dr. Stephen Rennard, professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine, and his colleagues at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha have studied the medicinal activity in chicken soup. They found that some components of the chicken soup inhibit neutrophil migration, which may have an anti-inflammatory effect that could hypothetically lead to temporary ease from symptoms of illness. …” Last week we all got a bald cold, one after the other. I’ve made a big pot of chicken soup and everybody loved it. All you need to do is cook a chicken together with some greens and season with salt, pepper and saffron. We usually cook some rice and add one tbsp of it to the soup plate; don’t ever cook the rice with the soup because then it looks cloudy and it should be all clear. First it makes you sweat but the heat does so good and you feel better straight away. Really, it’s true…once you have a cold you should definitely try to fight it with this soup. You don’t have to be ill to enjoy it though, you can also eat it when you’re alive and kicking. Unfortunately it was all gone when Thomas wanted to take a picture, all we have is an (almost) empty plate.

this was our chicken soup

this was our chicken soup

Okay, it would be unfair to keep quiet here about the culinary accidents. I have to admit that it’s embarrassing to write about how NOT to make jalapeño poppers. I feel even more ashamed because I’ve mixed up the hints of two different recipes.

we filled them with cheese...

we filled them with cheese...

One said you should use bread crumbs and fry them, the other said you should cut them in halves lengthwise, fill them with cheese and finally wrap them into tin foil and put in the oven.

..covered them with egg and bread crumbs..

..covered them with egg and bread crumbs..

Well…I can tell you that a coat of bread crumbs in tin foil is a crap combination. How could I think this would work?! Mixing up two recipes…I guess it was the upcoming cold.

..here's the pitiful result!

..here's the pitiful result!

 
 

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