Cold Season

 My daughter called yesterday and sounded horrible.  She has a terrible cold and is miserable.  If she had to get a cold, she timed it perfectly.  I had just roasted Teddy a chicken so I took the carcass and threw it in a pot with carrots, onions, celery, garlic, peppercorns, a bay leaf and some sprigs of fresh herbs.  I let it simmer for about 2 hours and then strained out the solids.  I added some poultry demi glace and salt and 2 cups of rice.  When the rice was cooked I added some fresh parsley.  Mmmm...a good cold remedy.

 And this just happened to arrive in the mail while the soup was cooking.  It is a shawl I bought for my daughter from Bee Haven Acres.  If you haven't checked out Bev's blog yet, stop by and have a look.  And check out her store.  She has wonderful things for sale all made by her.  http://beehavenacres.blogspot.com/

 Look closely and you will see she knitted a band of owls all along the border.

She even gave them little glass eyes.  My daughter still has her cold but she feels better wearing this around her shoulders and sipping hot soup.

Comments

Laurie M said…
I'm sorry to hear your daughter has a cold but that soup will do just the ticket towards a speedy recovery for sure. That shawl is beautiful, I love love love the owls, lol, of course I do,
A very lucky daughter to have a Mother make her home cooked chicken and rice soup and purchase a beautiful shawl for her
Susie said…
Mmmm mommy soup when you aren't well. Hugs for your daughter. I think that shawl is fabulous. There's a talented lady. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
Alicia Foodycat said…
I think "I had just roasted Teddy a chicken" is my favourite sentence! Wonderful soup and a beautiful shawl!
Not fun to get a cold but as You say, she timed it perfect :-) Soup season has started and I think I'll have some rose hip soup either before I go to bed today or as breakfast.

Fantastic that she managed to make owls like that! and with glasses!

Have a great day!
Christer.
2 Tramps said…
Wonderful soup for a cold - and cooked in a beautiful Staub pumpkin - lovely for fall!
Man, I need some of that soup too! I've also got a terrible cold. Today I feel like hammered shit. But I'm at work because I've got a deadline to meet -- oh poor me, eh?
Ellen in Oregon said…
That soup sounds wonderful. I woke up with a nasty sore throatfor the 1st time in years. Luckily, I have one container of homemade chicken broth y in the freezer & some leftover rice in the fridge. Only one important ingredient will be missing from mine - a mother's love. Your daughter is going to love that gorgeous shawl Bev made. It is my favorite piece she has created. Your daughter will look lovely while she recovers.
Lady M said…
Yum - I am making chicken soup today as well. It's that time of year!
TARYTERRE said…
Hope your daughter feels better soon. That soup was sure to help. What a pretty shawl. Love those owls.
Barb said…
You are a good Mom! Both the soup and the shawl are great gifts.
Guillaume said…
I'd have that soup, cold or no cold.
Mary Ann said…
I'm so sorry about your daughter's cold... but that neckpiece... it's gorgeous! She'll love it!
sandra hagan said…
I always say you are the best Mom.

Great soup! She will feel better!

Lovely shawl!
Nellie said…
That soup will be just the thing for a cold. I will have to check out Bev's site. That's a gorgeous shawl.
DeniseinVA said…
I hope your daughter feels better real soon. I bet that soup and Mom's TLC helped a whole lot. The shawl looked beautiful. Loved the owls.
This might make Howard feel better. He is one miserable person. Poor man. That shawl is adorable.. :) I will stop by and take a peek.
This post just arrived moments ago and already it is full of comments..??? The last comment was made at 8:55. It is now 9:40 here.
??? Very confusing. Where has your blog been all this time? Why does it take so long to arrive?
You are a good Mommy!! :)
annie said…
the soup sounds so good, and I love the shawl. I hope she is doing better now!
chickpea678 said…
That shawl is incredible! And what could be better than homemade chicken soup when you're fighting a cold. Lucky daughter!