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Getting sick in the winter is never fun, and often the first thing people reach for when they feel a cold coming on is a can of soup. There are countless soup recipes that are great for boosting the immune system and fending off the flu or other wintertime colds.
The activities and volunteer coordinator at Brighton Gardens of Florham Park, NJ, shares here grandma’s special recipe with us today! “I am so excited that my grandma’s recipe is being included in the cookbook. She brought this recipe from Italy around 1920. Monday night was soup night and we always had this with a side salad and garlic bread. When my sons were growing up, I continued the tradition. My husband and I still have it, but without the bread and salad. It is both healthy and filling without the sides,” she says.
No matter what your heritage, chances are that you'll love a bowl of flavorful French onion soup. With its savory broth and cheesy topping, it's no wonder that this dish is a favorite for many people. If you're having friends from your retirement community over for dinner or just craving a meal to keep you warm during a snowstorm, make sure to put this homemade French onion soup on your menu.
If you or one of your friends catches a cold this winter, there's nothing that soothes the sniffles quite like a warm bowl of chicken soup. Not only is this dish a classic comfort food, it's also been proven to help alleviate the symptoms of a cold. Whether you choose to make your tried and true family recipe or opt for this quick and easy version, a big bowl of soup may leave you feeling a little bit better and start you down the road to recovery.
It's fitting that January is National Soup Month. After all, is there anything better than a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter day? You probably have a couple go-to recipes, like chicken noodle or French onion, but this is the perfect time expand your recipe collection. Try one of these healthy senior meals for dinner tonight.
It's easy to fall into a habit of eating plain meals and lots of leftovers during the chilly winter months, but there's no reason you can't try a new recipe once in a while. Soups are quick and easy to make, and they're great to share with friends and family. If you're feeling adventurous and want to try a new recipe, this chickpea and spinach soup might be just what you're looking for.
Squash is an amazingly versatile veggie. Although seasonality doesn't affect most people's diets nearly as much as it used to, some foods are better suited to certain seasons. Hearty stews and hot drinks call winter to mind, while barbecue just screams summer. Squash, on the other hand, has all of its bases covered, with varieties that capture the spirit of any season.