Dad's Spaghetti Soup
I tried this recipe but the pot we have would not hold all eight cups of water
and the rest of the ingredients. As I followed the instructions in the recipe
and I got to the part where one adds the water, I realized I would only get
about four cups of water into the pot. (I also added a half teaspoon of Basil,
Marjoram, Pepper, Oregano and Salt. It seemed way too bland otherwise.)
As my wife and sat down to eat, she commented that if I had managed to add
all eight cups of water, it would have tasted as if the water had a very brief
passing encounter with a tomato.
A few nights later, I warmed up the leftovers. Most of the water that had been
in the bowl must have been absorbed by the spaghetti so I added an eight
ounce can of tomato sauce. I filled the can with water and added that. Then I
added about a tablespoon of Basil, Marjoram, Oregano and Thyme.
When I served it up this time, my wife said, "now this tastes like something!"
I'm going to assume that the eight cups mentioned in the original recipe was a
typo. Some of the ingredients must have been missing. If the recipe was
made as stated, it would have been more than bland.
In fact, I think maybe only three cups of water would be sufficient in the
original version. I guess with all of these alterations I can name the resulting
recipe after myself and call it B.J.'s spaghetti soup, but I've got a few more
alterations in mind to make it better. ;-)
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Jul. 24, 2001