Steak Soup

Remember that one time last week when Brian was all “I need a hot toddy, I’m sick, whine, hiss, boo, cry.”

Like the loving wife I am, I made him chicken and biscuits, bought him throat coat and clearly, ice cream.  I nursed him back to health.  And what do I get in thanks?

His cold.

Thanks, dude.  It’s what I’ve always wanted. So here I am, sweatpants, pony tail, couched with cats.  Swollen eyes because I cried at the end of Dawson’s Creek (even though this is my 19th time watching it in it’s entirety and I clearly know what’s coming).

Before you get all “Whitney, that sounds like your dream life” let me remind you that it only feels good to veg in sweatpants when you don’t have to.

And so in return, I hope Brian is excited to buy me ice cream, slather me in vicks vapor rub, put socks on my feet and make me steak soup.

Because hell hath no whiners like a sick Whitney.

Steak Soup

By Whitney, December 5, 2012

Steak Soup

Recipe courtesy of the one and only, Darla Abraham.



Melt the butter in a cast iron dutch oven.  Add the steak to brown.  Add the flour and stir to make a thick paste.  Slowly add the water, whisking to get rid of the clumps.  Add everything else except for the barley, and season well with salt and pepper.  Simmer for 1 hour, then add the barley.  Cook for another 45 minutes.



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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

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