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Jul. 31st, 2012 | 12:53 pm
posted by: bethbethbeth in disc_fest

Author: woldy
Title: Leftover Sandwiches Soup
Characters and/or Pairing(s): Nanny Ogg
Rating: G
Word Count (if applicable): ~270 words
Medium (if applicable): Recipe
Possible warnings and/or enticements - highlight to view (may contain spoilers): *[None, except a little innuendo]*
Summary: Nanny Ogg's recipe for Leftover Sandwiches Soup.
Author's Notes: This is intended as a real recipe, but please use your discretion; I am doubtful that tuna, mayonnaise, and sweetcorn soup, for example, would be a taste sensation in a good way. The author takes no responsibility for any food poisoning or domestic arguments that result.

"Nanny Ogg, a witch who'd invented leftover sandwiches soup, was waiting in the scullery with her big string bag." Wintersmith






Witches is known for bein resourceful, and the best food is free food. This soup'll put meat on your bones. As I always say, everyone needs something to keep them warm at night...and enough good eatin too.

Ingredients:
2 leftover sandwiches (chicken, or tomato works specially well)
big knob of butter
a small onion
as much garlic as you likes
few bits of root vegetables you have lyin around
3 mugs of vegetable or chicken stock

Feeds 2 hungry witches, or probly bout 3 or 4 ordinry people

- Remove leftover sandwiches from your string bag. Take out the fillin, and throw away any green bits. Cut the fillin into little pieces if it aint already. Set aside half the bread to use later*, and chop the remaining bread into small squares.

- Get your daughter-in-law to thinly slice the onion and root vegetables, and crush the garlic.

- Heat the butter in a big pan until it sizzles, and then chuck in the onion and root vegetables. Toss until everything is nice and slippery. Pour in the stock and add the garlic. Then cover the pan and leave to simmer.

- Make a cup of tea, mebbe with a splash of whiskey to warm you up. Drink it.

- When the vegetables have gone squishy, chuck in the sandwich filling and bread. Mix well. Simmer for two verses of Where Has All the Custard gone, or until you're tired of waitin.

*Leftover bread is good for makin: bread sauce, bread puddin, and crootons. Or feed it your ducks or pigs - it's all future dinners.



Post-script: I made this soup using two swiss cheese and tomato wholewheat sandwiches, some onion, a small carrot, four new potatoes, two cloves of garlic, and three cups of vegetable stock. It was surprisingly tasty and very filling. Have fun making your own version!

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Iulia Linnea

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from: iulia_linnea
date: Jul. 31st, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Get your daughter-in-law to thinly slice the onion and root vegetables, and crush the garlic.

Hee!

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woldy

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from: woldy
date: Aug. 9th, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
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It's clearly what Nanny would do, so I thought I might as well say so! Thanks for the comment :-)

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Iulia Linnea

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from: iulia_linnea
date: Aug. 9th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
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You're welcome; thank you for the cheering little look at Nanny. I had a lousy day and needed some Ogg and was rereading this when you replied. :D

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brutti_ma_buoni

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from: brutti_ma_buoni
date: Jul. 31st, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
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This is fabulous! And when our imitation of summer is over, I might just try making it...

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woldy

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from: woldy
date: Aug. 9th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
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Glad you liked it! And yes, give it a go. I made the sandwiches in order to later make soup, which wasn't really in the spirit of it, but if you're someone who ends up with leftover sandwiches then it's a genius idea.

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therealsnape

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from: therealsnape
date: Aug. 1st, 2012 06:56 am (UTC)
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Such fun! And Nanny Ogg has a wonderful way with recipes. Love the "Make a cup of tea, mebbe with a splash of whiskey' advice.

Sounds as if it might actually be quite good.

As I always say, everyone needs something to keep them warm at night...and enough good eatin too. Nanny is so right.

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woldy

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from: woldy
date: Aug. 9th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
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I'm glad you liked it! I had a blast, both with the experimental soup making and writing it up.

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Firebird

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from: firebird5
date: Aug. 1st, 2012 09:12 am (UTC)
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This is so Nanny! You've really captured her voice here.

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woldy

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from: woldy
date: Aug. 9th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I'm really glad it worked for you.

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a continual state of inelegance

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from: donnaimmaculata
date: Aug. 3rd, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Now I want to read Nanny's cookbook, but only if it's written in precisely this voice. I'm a bit surprised there's no splash of whisky (or scumble) in the soup though. Has it all been used up in the tea?

Little wonder Nanny has been so popular with the menfolk of the Ramtops (and beyond). The way to a man's heart is through his stomach, after all.

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woldy

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from: woldy
date: Aug. 9th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
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I bought a copy of the cookbook for research, and the tone is (I hope) fairly close to this.

A splash of whiskey would go very nicely with the right filling, but I'm not sure if it would work with swiss cheese :-/ . I'll give it a try next time!

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opalmatrix

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from: opalmatrix
date: Aug. 7th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
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Might tasty-sounding! And so her!

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woldy

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from: woldy
date: Aug. 9th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
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I'm glad it worked for you! I certainly had a lot of fun with it :-)

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madripoor_rose

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from: madripoor_rose
date: Aug. 28th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
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This is brilliant!

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woldy

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from: woldy
date: Aug. 28th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
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So glad you liked it!

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