There was this thing Bossy really wanted to do yesterday, an Action Plan as it were, and it was, but when Bossy’s daughter woke up for school, she was sick.
Bossy’s daughter now differs from everyone else in this hemisphere exactly not at all, including the nagging cough that sat near Bossy on the train, and the runny nose behind Bossy in line.
Everyone is sick.
Bossy can’t get sick, so she is trying to preempt illness by preparing a vat of homemade chicken soup, better known by its Latin name, Jewishifera Penicillindula. What follows is the recipe. It’s complicated, so Bossy will wait right here while you grab a pen.
Pot, chicken, carrots, onions, water, cook hell out of it.
And yes, Bossy knows she skipped celery because Bossy has a complicated relationship with celery, where complicated equals she likes hers stuffed with cream cheese and olives but doesn’t always like celery in her soup, because celery is stringy and kind of filmy when cooked for a length of time rivaling the Proterozoic Eon.
Besides, this is Bossy’s mom’s recipe, and she never put celery in her chicken soup, although recently there’s been a bit of revisionist history regarding celery within the family ranks, whistled to the tune of, Oh yes I absolutely did put celery in my soup.
Anyway. Chicken soup. Its regenerative qualities are likely an old wives’ tale they say, where they equals Bossy forgot to write down who said it. While some scientists argue it does boost the immune system, where some scientists equals Bossy is so glad she’s not back in ninth grade English class citing references. The soup’s therapeutic qualities are thought to be the result of an anti-inflammatory effect, while opening nasal passages and soothing the throat. Sort of like every other steamy, savory soup.
Still Bossy has been pounding her liquid prophylactic, which she sprinkles with her favorite heat shield: minced, raw garlic.
Which brings us to today’s Ten-Word Challenge. In exactly ten words, can you tell Bossy about a tradition in your family, food related or otherwise, that you employ when you want to fight off illness?
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