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Little Soup History
word soup comes from the same source as the English
term "sop," meaning a piece of bread soaked in
liquid. In common conversation, "soup" replaced
"sop" at about the same time that people began
serving the heated liquid without the ever-present
piece of bread. However, it is likely that people
have been enjoying some version of meat cooked
in heated water since the days when Prehistoric
man was forced to stalk and kill his dinner before
he could cook it.
origins of boiling are lost to history. Nonetheless,
in The History of Food, Raey Tannahill
states that it is clear man knew about boiling
long before the invention of earthenware pottery
(around 6,000 BC).
1/2 cups water
2 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
2 carrots, grated
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cubes beef bouillon, crumbled
1 pound ground beef
2 1/2 cups milk, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 pound processed American cheese, cubed
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
a large saucepan over medium heat, combine water,
potatoes, carrots, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno
salt and bouillon over the mixture. Bring to
a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 15
to 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
potato mixture is cooking, in a large skillet
over medium heat, cook beef until brown; drain.
cooked beef and 2 cups milk into the soup and
remaining 1/2 cup milk with flour, stirring
until smooth; stir into soup.
to a low boil and cook. Stir until thickened
for 3 minutes.
heat to low and stir in cheese until melted.
Season with cayenne pepper.
4 - 6
Soup Personality Test!
soup with a large soup spoon and knows what
they want - in soup and in life. Uses the simplest
way to get from one point to another.
soup from a mug, is not as concerned with etiquette,
is self-reliant and on-the-go. Knows how he
or she likes it; doesn't want to be told how
to do things.
soup with a small spoon, tends to be cautious,
can be relied on to do what is expected. Avoids
making a fuss; can be behind-the-scenes organizers.
soup from the bowl, lives life to the fullest,
never caring what others may think. Marches
to the beat of a different drummer, but couldn't