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Hubby's Hot Toddy Cold Remedy

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My great great grandma always had a home remedy on hand for whatever ailed us.  Although it's been decades since she passed away I often think of her especially on days like this when I'm not feeling my best.  I've been battling this cold for nearly a week now. What a way to bring in the new year huh?  YUCK!!!

It's times like this I think of my great, great grandma and how if one of us kids was sick, she would line all of us up and everyone got a spoonful of grandma's home remedy and a steaming hot toddy.  I never knew what was in it but I was old enough to know honey and some sort of alcohol were key ingredients.  Grandma's hot toddy guaranteed a good night's rest and waking up relieved of whatever ailed you. 

Over the years, I've tried a few hot toddy recipes here and there but the one we use the most is my hubby's hot toddy recipe.  I'm sipping on one right now with the hopes it'll help knock out this "crud" and get back to being my sunny self.  This fab mom has places to be and things to do.
A traditional Hot Toddy contains 
water, whiskey, lemon and honey
Hubby made good use of some of the liquor we purchased during our cruise last year.  I'll be the first to admit alcohol is a huge barrier to weight loss.  Dark liquors like whiskey and bourbon tend to be high in calories but an occasional drink every now and then shouldn't hurt your weight loss goals.  Alcohol is considered an "extra" on the Nutrisystem plan and if you want to stick to your weight loss goals, it is imperative you are mindful of how many extras you are indulging in.  I make a conscious effort to keep my extras to a minimum.  I would rather fill up on veggies and all the good stuff than empty calories which delay my weight loss goals.

I found a Hot Toddy recipe sans alcohol on the Nutrisystem website which is perfect for those who prefer a non-alcohol version or a cold remedy perfect for daytime.  Hubby's Hot Toddy is pretty similar except for the addition of 2 oz. (1/4 cup) of alcohol.  Both are a great way to warm up and get some much needed relief from cough and colds.
I'm maintaining my 35-lb. weight loss and still looking forward to losing more as the weeks go on.  Back to the track once I get over this bug.  In the meantime, I'll sip on this tea.
Do you have a tried and true home remedy?  Mom's chicken noodle soup?  Uncle's matzo ball soup?  What's your family go to remedy for coughs and colds? 

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