Case of the body snatchers

An old illustration of mine. That jerk Germy. Cruel and unusual.
Well, here we go. Summer is officially on its way out, and cold season has settled in early. My office was filled with a cacophony of sniffles and coughs. Awesome. The germs have already made their way into my system, but no doubt, they would've invaded anyway!

Since no one likes being sick, or, really, reading about how someone is sick, I haven't had much to say - my brain is clouded and I don't make sense. I will, however, share with you the most easy, cheater, make-you-feel awesome, chicken noodle soup recipe ever. Because it takes 15 minutes to make and is something that health-nuts would roll their eyes at. It's not home-made, though you make it at home, it's full of preservatives, but WHATEVER. It tastes like something fancy!

I don't have photos, so just pretend. Imagine - soup. With vegetables. And curry. I think you can handle it!

Cheater Curried Chicken & Veggie Soup
I wish I had a heart shaped bowl.

1 pkg Lipton (Knorr) Chicken Noodle Soup (25% reduced sodium)(also - for the record, like Heinz Ketchup - Lipton's Chicken Noodle soup can not be substituted with another brand. Just don't do it.)
1 cup frozen vegetables (in this case, use No-Name 'cuz they're cheap - and whatever veggies you like!!)
1.5 tsp curry powder (or more, if you're like me and like curry a lot)
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp ground cumin
 4 cups of water

So, what do you do? Follow package directions, except use 4 cups of water instead of the three it suggests on the package. When water has come to a boil, throw in everything - soup mix, veggies and spices. Cook like usual.

Serve with fluids and lots of rest. Enjoy!

It's the most simple thing to toss together ever, and perfect when you're sick and you don't have anyone to make it for you, It requires no chopping, and if you really want to - you could eat it right out of the pot you cooked it in! Technically, you don't even need a spoon! We're not going for fancy, here, we're going for easy and comforting. The curry and the cayenne spice things up a little, and there's nothing better than a little spice when you're feeling crappy to help flush out that cold! Easy, peasie!

Also - finely chopped carrots and celery are an excellent addition to this soup. AND sauteeing a little onion and garlic with the curry powder BEFORE you put the water in is also a good way to bring out the curry flavour and make it extra lovely. But if you're going to go to the trouble of that, you may as well make your own stock, and then we're talking effort, so that would defeat the purpose of this soup.

So there you go. That's all I can muster. Happy Soup-Day!

Oh yeah - one more thing - how do you pronounce 'Knorr' at your house?

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