Now would definitely not be a good time to get sick! It is important that I keep myself and my family as healthy as possible, especially during the holiday months. If they do get sick, I at least want to keep them as comfortable as possible. Mothers tend to care for everyone, even if they are sick themselves. I have absolutely no time to laze around, watch movies or take time off. Although a day on the couch watching movies sounds pretty appealing, it just cannot happen this time of year.
When I am sick, Vicks NyQuil allows me to get the rest we desperately need to get better. I definitely need to feel rested so that I can bustle around the kitchen to provide the feast my family loves so much. Thank goodness for Vicks DayQuil too – it keeps us going throughout the day when we are sick.
One of our go-to comfort foods when we are sick is my very own Clam Chowder. I created this recipe and I have to admit, it is absolutely dreamy. There is nothing better than sitting in front of the fire, enjoying a big bowl of this creamy goodness. I have never shared this recipe before, but I will share it with you, so you can make it for your family – whether they are sick or not!
1 lb bacon
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 cup milk
8 oz jar clam juice
1 8 oz. block cream cheese, cubed
1/4 cup cream of sherry
2 tablespoons butter
3 or 4 red potatoes cut into small cubes
1 can minced or chopped clams
1 large shallot, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
Cut bacon into 1″ pieces and cook until almost crisp, in large pot. Drain most of the bacon grease, and reserve about a tablespoon.
Oh how I love the holidays! If I’m feeling brave enough, I just might join the family for some fun in the snow after bundling up like the kid in ‘A Christmas Story,’ knowing that Vicks NyQuil and DayQuil has my back during the most wonderful time of the year! I hope you and your family stay healthy this holiday season. Don’t forget to check out these helpful tips for reducing fever, and for getting rid of a head cold. Make sure you take advantage of this Vicks coupon! Remember #NoSickDays!
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