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Old 05-07-2011, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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Try the stone soup method. Invited some friends over. Had a list of veggies they could bring. Put the veggies into a large pot on the gas burner outside with water and a river stove. Did not peel or do anything to them. Just straight in. Smelled great. I had a pot already made up of some great homemade soup. Just served it instead of the dummy one. It was a hit. You have to do a little switching which I had a neighbor who was in on it. We had switched it when I had everyone step inside for a group toast. It was a great time. The stone soup was tossed. It killed the few weeds growing in the compost heap.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:06 AM
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Location: Houston
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Try the stone soup method. Invited some friends over. Had a list of veggies they could bring. Put the veggies into a large pot on the gas burner outside with water and a river stove. Did not peel or do anything to them. Just straight in. Smelled great. I had a pot already made up of some great homemade soup. Just served it instead of the dummy one. It was a hit. You have to do a little switching which I had a neighbor who was in on it. We had switched it when I had everyone step inside for a group toast. It was a great time. The stone soup was tossed. It killed the few weeds growing in the compost heap.
Did any of your friends went home and made the same stone soup, and actually ate it?
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:05 AM
 
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Absolute worst for anything: soup or chili where the beef WASN"T BROWNED FIRST! (yes, once we got chili like this is a restaurant). You can tell not only visually but by its rubbery texture and horrible taste.

Second worst: soup where the cook (my SIL) made the chicken soup and threw in RAW cubes of chicken. (I cook the chicken first, use the broth and reduce it to stock with seasoning. Just raw chicken in water doesn't cut it.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Well, I thought I had seen it all and yet yesterday I was served the following:

Vegetable Soup
two cans green giant string beans
two cans green giant corn
two cans hunt's diced tomatoes
one large can Spicy V8 juice

heat until warm in a soup pan

anyone think they can top that with something a live human actually served to guests?
That sounds like what comes up in the sink when my garbage disposal backs up!
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well I know it isn't soup, but the worst I ever saw was one my mother in law cut out of a paper back in the late 30s: It was simple, just like her and this was it: 1 lb weiners: 1 onion sliced and 1/2 cut Catsup: heat and serve. That was all there was to it!!! I guess for people who don't like to cook and don't use spices it might be OK. She also prided herself in using lots of spices: example, she put 1/2 Tsp of chili powder in her homemade chili. Needless to say, I had to re-train hubby about how to eat really good food. (At lease hs says I re-trained him)

Nita
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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My ex-MIL cooked fairly similarly - very bland and unpalatable. It didn't take much to "retrain" my XH to eat flavorful food. I doubt she ever felt any connection with what she presented her family with at the dinner table, it was seen as another tiresome joyless chore. Ironically, she was shaped like the little red hen, very stout and filled out.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Kountze, Texas
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It isn't my favorite - but my daughter will ask for vegetable soup - and she wants - 1 can of swanson's fat free beef broth, frozen veggies - prefereably california blend - and salt. She doesn't know that I add a spash of worchestershire sauce, and some other spices. - But she loves it. (she is only 11)
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Well I know it isn't soup, but the worst I ever saw was one my mother in law cut out of a paper back in the late 30s: It was simple, just like her and this was it: 1 lb weiners: 1 onion sliced and 1/2 cut Catsup: heat and serve.
She needed a recipe for that?
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I own some of those cookbooks, they were my mothers.
I have quite a few of those Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks from my mom and still use the Holidays and Casserole ones.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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My grandfather once tried to make soup from left over lamb. Not sure what was worse, the smell or the taste.
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