I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt this sick for so many days in a row.  I think I just kept thinking that every day I’d wake up and feel better, but as soon as I would sit up, I would start a coughing fit that would last for 15 minutes.

A trip back to the doctor, a Chest x-ray, it was still confirmed that I have a bad case of acute bronchitis.  I had a nebulizer (sp?) treatment while waiting for the chest x-ray, I have an inhaler and this morning I started on prednisone.  I was told by many people that the prednisone will spike my blood sugar and make me cranky.  When I told Hannah that, she said “glad I’ll be at work today!”

I haven’t had much of an appetite either.  I didn’t eat a thing until I made this tomato soup.  It’s my go to when I am not feeling well.

It starts by roasting carrots and celery at 350 for 40 minutes, or until fork tender.

Then throw everyone in the pool, and using a stick blender, blending the veggies together.  I let it simmer for about an hour on low heat.  Because of the veggies, this was really thick, and I think I may use some of it for a marinara sauce.  To make my soup though, I added 1 cup of chicken broth to my bowl to thin it out.  

Since I didn’t have anything to eat other than fruit before dinner, I added a cup of elbow macaroni, and some chicken sausage meatballs, to kind of make like a grown up spaghettios.

I added a cup of baby spinach to the bottom of my bowl.

Topped it with a cup of cooked elbow macaroni (side note:  always store your noodles separate from your soup if you know you will have leftovers).

Top with the cooked meatballs and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, and you are good to go.

It was 10 points for the whole bowl and super filling.  The perfect bite!


I am taking one more day off of work, hoping the steroids kick in today.  At least it will be just one day back to work, and then another couple days to get better.  I am sick and tired of being sick and tired!

Happy Thursday friends – make it a great day!