We're nursing illnesses here...which means Chicken Noodle Soup! When I was a little girl my mom would often make me chicken noodle soup when I was sick, and it was the ONLY thing good about being sick (well, in addition to being able to sit on the couch and watch I Love Lucy all day long, haha!) I don't remember ever eating the soup when we were well, so being sick really was a special treat. My favorite part has always been the homemade noodles--which my mom made without a pasta machine--they are nice and chewy. My kids love those noodles too--so much so that chicken noodle soup can't be called chicken noodle soup without them! That love definitely makes the extra effort of making the noodles worth it.
Would you like to have the recipe? Here's my version of the soup that I used to have growing up. If homemade noodles and boiling chicken is more than you have time for, you can easily substitute pre-made noodles (I especially love the fresh ones!) and rotisserie chicken. I think you'll be surprised though by how the noodles actually don't take that long to make, and clean up is pretty easy too.