I learned a new word today: Hotchpotch
Apparently a forerunner to the word with which we are more familiar: hodgepodge.
But hotchpotch is the perfect word for the soupy stew shown here. Hotchpotch is a combination of meats and vegetables, frequently thickened with barley. But this is truly a hotchpotch because the dish came from combining the soup from a German restaurant brought to us by the friends (Karen and George) who joined us for pizza yesterday, with some beef, barley and mushroom soup that we had on hand.
Accompanying the hotchpotch is a giant piece of my now world-famous instant black olive pizza. Tomorrow I will show you the secret ingredients needed to make this wondrous pizza. ;->