Today my mom, dad, and I are visiting my cousin Jaime in Virginia. Currently Jaime is bravely battling Burkitts Lymphoma. You can read about my last visit with her here. Jaime is so brave and graceful and has been such a huge inspiration and pillar of strength to our family since she was diagnosed this summer.
Right now, we see a light at the end of the tunnel. Jaime is scheduled to complete Chemo before Christmas and we really want to make that a special time for her to celebrate!
As many of you know, cancer sucks. There is no other way to say it. At 33 like Jaime, or any age for that matter, no one should have to go through the suffering and pain these treatments put your body through. Jaime is a total fighter in my eyes! She hasn’t had an easy road but she has never let that slow her down.
Today when we are visiting with Jaime, we are really excited to spend quality time with her talking, laughing, and smiling. You cannot deny the power of a positive attitude with healing! Since Jaime hasn’t been really feeling like eating lately, I decided to make her some comfort food to try to cheer her up and provide her with something easy to eat. Enter my homemade chicken noodle soup. When I was looking for recipes, I found this super simple and delicious recipe here.
This will make your entire house smell delicious! I promise you your mouth will be watering by the time it is done. This is a comforting recipe to warm you up or even take to someone that needs a little TLC. It is sure to please!
Chicken Noodle Soup found on All Recipes
- 1 T butter
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 4 cans chicken broth
- 1 can vegetable broth
- 1/2 pound cooked chicken (I poached mine)
- 1.5 cups egg noodles
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 tsp oregano
- salt and pepper
In your favorite stock pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook onion and celery in melted butter until tender, or 5 minutes.
Pour in chicken and vegetable broth, chicken, noodles, carrots, and seasonings. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat for 20 minutes before serving. (I put mine in a large Tupperware container to take to Richmond for her). This would definitely freeze beautifully if you do not want to eat it all now.
We’re coming for you Jaime! Bringing lots of hugs and love!!
In the comments, please share some positivity I am sure Jaime would love it! 🙂