New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
Sometimes, I think my wife tries to con me, especially when it comes to supper.
When I'm asked what I want for supper, I always say fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy.
She then proceeds to tell me what I'm actually getting.
Last week, she made a delicious pan of chicken pastina soup.
That was on Tuesday, and I had a bowl with my supper.
I also had a bowl of it for lunch on Wednesday, and it was still delicious.
Wednesday afternoon, I got the big question, "What do you want for supper?"
I replied with my standard answer.
She then said, "How about chili?"
Assuming I would also have a bowl of chicken pastina soup I said, "I don't think I want two soups for supper."
That's when the con started.
She said chili wasn't a soup.
I answered, "When you go into a restaurant and ask what kind of soup they have, they usually reply, broccoli, chicken noodle, and chili."
"Chili is a soup!"
She said, "Technically, no, it isn't."
We ended up eating hamburgers with a bowl of chicken pastina.
By doing some research, I found something out, that you must keep to yourself.
Soup is a liquid food of many kinds, usually made by boiling meat and veggies in water.
Stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in water, typically by simmering, and are served without being drained.
Soups are boiled, stews are simmered.
There is a small chance that chili is a stew and not a soup.
Please keep this under your hat.
It would throw off all the restaurants menus ever written, and may make my wife correct for the first time in her life.