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Wife Soup

Get:

  • 3 or 4 (or more) big potatoes. Peel if you like.
  • some carrots
  • as many whole garlic cloves as you like
  • a pound or so of beef or chicken, ground or otherwise
  • two cans of broth (beef or chicken)
  • a couple bay leaves
  • half a bag or so of frozen peas
  • about 1/2 c. of elbow macaroni
  • monterey jack cheese
  • crackers

Do:

  • Cut up the potatoes and carrots into little pieces. Cover them with water, add salt and boil them til they're good and tender.
  • Drain off about 3/4 of the boiling water.
  • Return to heat and add the broth.
  • Once it's all simmering, crumble in the meat and bring up to a healthy simmer.
    • Cut the garlic cloves in half and drop them in there.
    • Drop in the bay leaves.
    • Sprinkle on pepper.
    • Be generous.
  • Let this cook for awhile. Couple hours, whatever you got. Stir it every once in a while. (Crockpots might be good for this.)
  • Eventually add the macaroni. Don't put too much in right away. You can always add more later.
  • About half an hour before you want to eat, dump in the peas.

This should come out pretty thick. If it's too thick, add some water and bring back to a simmer. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't scorch.

Serve:

  • In a deep bowl.
  • Add shredded cheese to taste.
  • Add crackers if you like.

Give:

  • Friends and family a kiss on the cheek and tell them they done good.

As seen served to Wash by Zoe in War Stories. (Though Jayne ends up eating it, natch.)


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