For almost everyone, October means Halloween and hot beverages and warm blankets and magic.
But for some people, including The Hubs and I…October means one thing: BASEBALL PLAYOFFS.
Nothing else exists for us until baseball is over. Sure, there’s football, and trust me, football IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. I mean, I am married to a Notre Dame fan.
But I digress.
BASEBALL PLAYOFFS. If you have been watching the coverage at all, or seen the gifs/tweets/posts, you’ll have noticed all those white/blue/orange/red rally towels that all the parks have been passing out at every game. They are a great way to get the crowd involved, and they look fantastic on TV. What you don’t see on TV is the lint snow that comes off of those puppies.
We went to two games: Sunday evening and Monday afternoon. By the seventh inning on Monday, I was having such a severe reaction to the rally towel lint snow that I was watching the game with a baby wipe tucked under my glasses and over my face like surgeon’s mask. It was a totally sexy look, let me tell ya.
Thankfully, Tuesday evening, I had NO plans. The Hubs worked late, so I had the house to myself. Because I was feeling so poorly, there was only one thing I wanted. My special mix of chicken broth, spices, and udon that I make every time I’m sick. This recipe takes 5 minutes, takes almost no effort to make, and is the most soothing thing in the world. It’s also really easy to keep the ingredients on hand at all times for when you need it.
Haley’s Sick Day Udon
1 1/2 cup chicken stock/broth (I make my own, but you can use store bought)
Dash of cayenne pepper (to your spice level, this helps clear out stuffed sinuses)
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of cinnamon (these two seem weird, but trust me)
Dash of garlic salt (or powder, if your broth is really salty)
1 pkg udon noodles
On Med High heat, get your broth simmering. Add all of the spices. (I include the flavor packet from the noodles, but that’s up to you, depends on your sodium preference. Because I’m using homemade stock, I can stand the flavor punch.) Once everything is boiling, add the noodles and cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes, depending on package instructions. Pour into favorite bowl or mug. Enjoy hot with a side of Gilmore Girls, or other satisfying Netflix binge! Feel better soon!