For class this week, Andrea learned about goulash and stews. We discovered there are two types of goulash. American goulash uses elbow noodles and hamburger but Hungarian goulash is more like a stew.
We decided to try making Hungarian goulash. It was simple and very good. Our recipe had a lot of liquid. If you prefer less liquid, reduce beef broth or simmer with the lid off. Another good option is to strain some of the liquid before serving and enjoy the broth for another meal.
Once upon a time, before internet and being able to find restaurants easily on a phone, a small family was traveling late at night through a strange city. A pregnant wife told her husband that she REALLY wanted wonton soup.
Sweet husband found hungry wife a Chinese restaurant and came back with a huge container of soup. Wife happily ate most of the soup, remembering to share a little.
Wonton soup has always been a favorite comfort food. I suspect it probably was because my dad would often take us for Chinese food for super special occasions.