This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.
The weather is finally breaking and we’ve been enjoying plenty of fun fall activities in the cooler weather. As a parent though, the last thing I want to worry about is one of my kids getting sick. I’m fully prepared with movies, blankets to snuggle, a delicious hot soup, and a few other essentials to the kids feeling better and back to enjoying their favorite fall festivities.
A tasty hot soup always makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, which is exactly what you want when you’re feeling under the weather.
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- ¼ cup of onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon of cumin
- 3 stems of fresh thyme
- 1 cup of black beans, drained
- 1 cup of corn kernels
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 cups of cooked shredded chicken
- ½ to 1 cup of green enchilada sauce (depending on how much heat you want)
- 6-7 cups of chicken broth
- salt and pepper to taste
- 14 oz of cheese tortellini, defrosted
- ¼ cup of fresh chopped cilantro
- ¼ cup of water
- ¼ cup of cornstarch
- (Mix together and add at the last two minutes of cook time.)
- In a large dutch oven pan heat oil over medium high heat.
- Add in onions and saute for 2-3 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
- Then add in seasonings, black beans, corn, and bay leaf. Mix and saute an additional minute. Once aromatic, add in enchilada sauce, chicken broth, and chicken.
- Taste and add in salt and pepper to desired taste.
- Lower heat to medium and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
- After twenty minutes, return heat to medium high and stir gently before adding in tortellini and cilantro.
- Cook tortellini until softened.
- Once tortellini has softened it is ready to serve.
- For a thicker/creamier soup, add in water and cornstarch mixture, gently mix it in and cook for an additional minute or until thickened, then turn off soup and serve.
To make sure we’re prepared for when sick gets real during the upcoming cold and flu season, we keep a few Pfizer pediatric products on hand: Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp®.
Reduce a child’s fever and ease those aches and pains with Children’s Advil® Suspension, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief (among OTC pain relievers) with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.
Formulated just for kids, Children’s Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion for ages 4+ and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough for ages 6+) non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.
All in a great tasting grape flavor, Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough for ages 6+ tackles a child’s most bothersome stuffy and runny noses, all while working to relieve cough.
Check out the Sick just got real.™ Facebook page.
As moms, we hate to see our little ones sick and it’s our job to make them feel better. Of course, I can’t do it all alone!
Pfizer has provided a $25 virtual visa gift card and (1) Children’s Advil® Suspension (various flavor), (1) Children’s Robitussin ® DM Day/Night Pack and (1) Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough for a giveaway! Enter the giveaway on the widget below. Giveaway ends Nov 8, 2017.