Recipe: Cream of 3am Soup

  • One suddenly awake, insanely cheerful baby
  • Two small onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • One baby-bouncer
  • One rubber Spatula
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3-4 cups chicken stock (or water & 2 chicken cubes)
  • Frozen mixed veggies
  • 2 cups finely chopped chicken breast
  • 4 cups milk

Combine baby and baby-bouncer, set aside. In a medium soup pot, saute onion and garlic until onions are golden brown.

Entertain baby with rubber spatula and periodic tickling. Add chicken breast to sauteed onions and cook over medium heat with:

  • 1tsp sage
  • 1tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

When the chicken is cooked, add chicken stock and frozen mixed veggies. Allow to boil for 15-20 min because frozen mixed veggies can be tough little suckers. Sing to baby, ward off drowsiness, mix 1/2 cup flour in 1 cup cold water. Dissolve flour well (else, suffer from lumpy soup) and add to pot. When the flour thickens, take the baby out of the bouncer (because she’s getting kind of cranky now) and add 3 cups milk to the mixture. Bring to boil and allow soup to thicken. (5 min, max).

Dance around kitchen with baby in arms, add salt to taste.



Abez is a 50% white, 50% Pakistani, Muslim hijabi Momma of Khalid, a special little boy with autism, and Iman, a special little girl with specially big hair.

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