In this neck of the country people jokingly refer to chicken soup as Jewish penicillin. I like mine thick and the ingredients have to be soft, not mushy, with no crunch other than the side of saltines. A couple of you mentioned chicken and dumpling soup. How do you make the dumpling part?
Sounds like some of you might have had the flu because I always thought a cold lasted 7-10 days – about 3 days coming, 3 days with you and 3 days going. Google has an interesting website that indicates cases of the flu around the coountry based on the number of searches for several key words. http://www.google.org/flutrends/