Sick kids, rainy weather...time for soup.
Last year I was given the gift of the Soup Cleanse Cookbook by Nicole Centeno of Splendid Spoon not that I have ever been successful on any cleanse or even considered doing a soup cleanse -- but every recipe in this book I have made has been really delicious. The recipes are easy to follow with ingredients that can be found in any grocery store if you don't have access to a farmers market.
I was able to make four different soups in one afternoon. Now I have a well-stocked freezer and am burning beautifully scented Bestow et al. candles.
Bring on the rain...