Wednesday, December 03, 2014

My Year in Food: Chicken Soup from Leo's Coney Island, December 1, 2014

We celebrate our "monthiversary" on the 30th of every month (except February, when we'll be celebrating our legal wedding anniversary on the 21st), but last month, we decided to put it off, since Jeannene had to work in the evening and we'd be having the kids over for Sunday dinner early. We were all set to celebrate it Monday, but then the hints of a migraine turned into a full-blown headache from hell for Jeannene while she was at work. By the time she got home, she was too sick to go anywhere, much less for a nice dinner. So, while she was on her way home, I popped over to Leo's Coney Island and picked up a couple orders of goulash (AKA Johnny Marzetti or American Chop Suey), which sounded nice & comforting. We had the choice of either soup or salad with it. Jeannene loves soup and their chicken noodle soup is reliably yummy, with noodles that are still a bit firm and big chunks of chicken & carrot.

It's a good thing I got the soup, too, because the Johnny Marzetti was really not good. It doesn't seem like it would be very hard to make good Johnny Marzetti, but this rendition was quite unfortunate. It basically had no flavor at all and the texture was slightly horrifying. It was kind of mushy and floury and just not worth eating. However, the soup was wonderful and it was really all we needed.

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