This, while not especially nutritious, is a very good soup to eat when you cannot keep anything else down. The soda in the crackers neutralizes the acid. My mom would give us this when we were sick to our stomaches, as it satisfies the hunger and pretty soon you can eat other things because the acidity causing the problem is neutralized. Out of all the times I have been sick where I could not keep anything else down, this has only failed me once!


  • saltine crackers
  • water


Place saltines in bowl, cover with enough boiling water to moisten crackers. Immediately cover with an overturned saucer or lid and let it steep a few minutes. Serve.

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Submitted 11/4/07.
Source: my mother
Submitted By: Carol Jacobs
cracker soup (helps calm queasy stomache)