Thursday, June 24, 2010
Whenever we were under the weather, Mom served up piping hot bowls or cups of instant Lipton Cup-a-Soup or Giggle Noodle soups. She now jokes that today she wouldn't feel comfortable serving us instant soups knowing the high sodium levels, but back in the 1970s and 80s, it was acceptable.
That red box with the Lipton logo meant everything was gonna be alright. My ailing tummy or stuffy nose would magically feel some sort of relief after just a few sips of that yellow, chicken-flavored water and fake thin noodles. Years later, in college, 50 cent Ramen noodles took the place of Lipton as a college dorm room staple.
What magical treat did your folks fix for you when you were illin'?