Bumpy Stew (1938)
jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Mon Dec 23 13:46:32 UTC 2002
Sounds like goulash to me! - only thing odd is you
forgot onions, chopped and cooked with the meat.
Never thought of adding carrots.
--- Millie Webb <millie-webb at CHARTER.NET> wrote:
.... Our family
> always had an (apparently) odd definition of
> "goulash" too, which is
> basically a "hotdish" (MN) made with elbow macaroni,
> stewed/canned tomatoes,
> a couple of carrots or something cut up in it (if
> feeling creative), and
> browned hamburger meat.
> -- Millie
> > My grandmother (b. 1918) used to make this, mom
> (b. 1938) picked it up and
> > now I make it and serve it over noodles or some
> other starchy thing. But,
> > we've never had a name for it. My mother swears
> that her grandfather (b.
> > 1886), a PA Dutch Mennonite, had a PA Dutch name
> for it. Anybody have any
> > idea what that was? Or what it's called elsewhere?
> Nowadays we just call
> > "Grandma Bessie's hamburger gunk," but I'm pretty
> sure we're the only ones
> > Katy
> > Kathleen E. Miller
> > Research Assistant to William Safire
> > The New York Times
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