Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Cold

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I’ve caught the mega-monster cold that’s been going around. It came out of nowhere. Seriously. Tuesday morning, I was happy as a clam. Tuesday night, I was clam chowder. I haven’t written anything since Wednesday and am now way behind on NaNoWriMo.

I’ve spent most of my sick days on the couch, catching up on episodes of Revolution, Beauty and the Beast, and Vampire Prosecutor. Yes, you read that right. It’s a K drama with a prosecutor who is also a vampire. He doesn’t sparkle, but his eyes turn blue and he wears guyliner. Trust me, it’s awesome.

I also made my version of chicken soup. It’s very simple and wholesome, and great for sick days.

Lori Writer’s Chicken Soup for a Cold

  • 1lb chicken tenders
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 can of chicken stock
  • Salt, pepper, garlic, herbs

I use a Creuset, but a stock pot should work fine.

Over medium high heat, melt the butter in the pot. Place the chicken in the pot and cook lightly on both sides, about a minute each side. Pour in half a can of chicken stock. Squeeze in the juice of the lemon. Lightly season to taste. Turn heat to low and cover the pot. Allow to simmer until chicken is tender. This can take anywhere from 20 minutes to half an hour.

When the chicken is done, pour the remaining half can of chicken stock into a single serving bowl. Microwave to boiling. I like to add a little white pepper when it’s done. Then take a piece or two of chicken out of the pot, slice it up and place in soup. This way, the broth stays clear, but you also have yummy chunks of chicken.

Store the leftover chicken with juice from the pot to keep it moist. Then, when you want some soup, just nuke the broth, chop up some chicken and yum.

I am feeling a bit better today and hope to get some NaNo writing in. I took a looksie at Amazon, hoping to find a good soup book. Found a seven-in-one recipe book that includes a soup cookbook. I also found what looks like an pretty awesome writer’s guide. It’s only available free until November 18, today, so grab it now.

  Best Recipes Ultimate Collection – Casserole, Chicken, Chocolate, Pie, Salad, Soup, Smoothies
Best recipe books brings you exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to great eating – a vast collection of easy-to-make and bake recipes that you can turn to over and over again to create dishes for any occasion. Over 500 recipes! There’s no mindless chatter, no fluff and stuff – just delicious and tasty homemade recipes made with ingredients you recognize. The instructions are basic and easy to understand.

  MFA in a Box: A Why to Write Book by John Rember
Part craft talk, part philosophical tome, part memoir, MFA in a Box is not so much a book about how to write as it is about whyto write. In chapters that explore the relationships between the writer and love, grief, place, family, race, violence, and other topics, Rember helps writers dive deep into their own writing. He tells them how they can breathe down there and how they can get back.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

I found these books via Amazon’s Kindle eBooks store. Resources for free Kindle and other format eBooks are listed in my sidebar.

These freebies are limited time offers, so there is no guarantee any of these books will still be free when you click on the links. Grab them sooner rather than later.

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