The one upside of it, is that you have a heightened excuse to accumulate as many cold, icy things as your freezers can hold - all in the name of medicinal purposes. And since it is summer - you can totally pull out the stops.
Long story short - the ice-cream maker has practically been on my bedside table, along with lemon water and chapstick.
If I wasn't morally oppossed to the phrase BFF - I might say we were it. In a non-animate object kind of way.
Another excellent investment the last little while, was my $2 popsicle mold. I used to wish and dream about this thing, when I was little. How has it taken me so long to realize that pops of any kind, are so easy?! A little yogurt, little maple syrup, little frozen fruit - maybe a banana - and you have something nice and cool.
Sometimes, they are a little challenged - but this...it's life.
Those are the good things about a cold in the heat of summer.
And in case you are needing something sweet that will slip down your throat easy - here are some other things I've been trying.
Red Currant and Lime Sorbet
(A cherished and highly secret family recipe. I might share, if you say please.)
Aaaand Iced Coffee
Thing is - after the last few days, wherein I thought the cold was slowly fading away into the distance, it appears the big, bad sore throat is back.
So. Back to the ole' frozen food drawing board.