I’ve been trying to fight off a bothersome cold since last Thursday without any medication. Although my midwife said I could take one paracetamol pill to ease off the symptoms, I’ve been rather reluctant to do so. Instead, I’ve been drinking lots of water and honey. I don’t even remember the last time I was ill. Probably a few years back? Daniel was beginning to think that I could never ever fall sick because even when he did, I was never affected. I suppose it’s true that the pregnant body automatically shields the baby from all “harm” and poor mummy takes all the crap! I’d rather it be this way, honestly.
Thankfully I haven’t lost any appetite, however I’m never quite close
to saying I’m hungry either now that I’m sick. Therefore I need to
remind myself to eat or else I could very well just be drinking honey
water all day. Despite the warm sunshine outside, I made us a typical
wintry soup – chicken, leek and potato.
The original recipe called for bacon but I thought pan-fried chicken
was the healthier option. I also added an extra potato to create a
thicker texture to the soup.
I really like leeks so the flavour was great for me without having to
add too much vegetable stock. Also, as the texture was rather rich, it
served well as a meal by itself with a bread roll or two. It is
definitely one of our favourite homemade soups! I’ll have to cook up a
batch of it and freeze it before Theodore arrives!