Thursday, September 27, 2007

Just Guess

The thing that gets me all excited about cooler temps (outside) is the idea of making soup again. I love soup...all kinds. I have several cookbooks devoted to the subject. So, I decided to grab 5 cookbooks off the shelf, find a weekly soup recipe from each, and make one each week...and hope I grabbed a cookbook that included such recipes! [I got the idea for this idea from Ann Martin-Rolke over at Sacatomato in one of her posts..only she was more sophisticated about it]

Here is what I grabbed (and I closed my eyes first)

1) In One Pot ( one of my weight watchers cookbooks..which is good since I joined up today...weird since I have about 300 cookbooks to choose from)

2) Cooking Kosher, The Natural Way

3) Inter Courses ( I bought this for Dave back in 1998, when we behaved like rabbits)

4) Nose to Tail Eating

5) A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove, A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances (my husband bought this for me after we stopped behaving like rabbits) try to guess which recipe came from which book!

a) Cock-a-leekie Soup

b) Sprout Soup

c) Pine Nut Soup

d) Moroccan Lamb and Lentil Soup

e) Basil-Eggplant Soup

Whoever gets em all right, will win a brand new cookbook!! That's right folks, a brand new cookbook. If you already have it, then you don't get it. If you don't want it, you don't get it. But, you'll want it....or not. No cheating if you have any of the cookbooks..just guess. [I will also throw in a gift certificate to a fine local eatery AND you can keep guessing...I changed the rules, cause I can]


Anonymous said...

A. (3)
B. (2)
C. (1)
D. (4)
E. (5)

Pure speculation...oh I hope I win!

Melly said..., sorry.

Hahn at Home said...

A. 5
B. 2
C. 1
D. 3
E. 4

You OWN 5 cookbooks? Do people do that?

Melly said...

Lori..I own about 300 cookbooks. I am addicted. I read em like you read novels.

You got one right!

ann said...

Here's my guess:
A. 2
B. 1
C. 5
D. 4
E. 3

Melly said...

Ann has two right! Pat had one right, and Lori has one right. Hmmmm.

Melly said...

How about I up the prize to a new cookbook (a really good one that I got two of recently) and a gift certificate to a fine local eatery? Pat, if you win, you have to come to Sac to cash in your certificate!

Eileen and Sue said...


Melly said..., sorry. But you have one right.

How about this. Everyone can try again..and again. I can change the rules if I want to.

What is Curry? said...

A - 2

Melly said...


Okay here is some help:

C is 5 and 2 is b

Eileen and Sue said...

I would have sworn A was 3 for what seemed to me obvious reasons.. but guess my mind wanders in the gutter : )
how about:
a 4
b 2
c 5
d 3
e 1

Melly said...

Eileen...not yet.

What is Curry? said...

A - 3
d- 4
e -1

pure guesses..just like you wanted

Anonymous said...

Ok here we go
C: 5
B: 2
A: 1
D: 3
E: 4

Melly said...

Big hints:

1. think fiber!

2. the only soup recipe besides maza ball and chicken! dead give-away.
3. think fresh
4. think leek..end.
5. what is left?

Anonymous said...


Melly said...


Okay..gotta move on. Here is the answer.

A=4 Cock a leekie Soup.. Nose to Tail Eating
B=2 Sprout Soup..Kosher Cooking
C=5 Pine Nut Soup...A Thousand Years Over A Hot Stove
D=1 Moroccan-Lamb-Lentil Soup...Weight Watchers Cookbook
E=3 Intercourses...Basil-Eggplant Soup

Hahn at Home said...

Quitter, that was my guess. Do I get a consolation prize?

Melly said...



Yes, your consolation prize would be a used cookbook that I know you'll never open. :)

What is Curry? said...

Where did my answers go..I guessed them all right..ok let me blame it on just kidding