Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Great Porridge Debate

Last weekend a great debate started over how to pronounce "porridge".  I'm a firm believer that it's pah-rij, but apparently there are a number of people out there, including some dictionaries, that seem to feel paw-rij is the correct pronunciation.  After days of arguing (I will fight to the end), I finally questioned why we were talking about this fairly outdated word - I mean, the only time I've dealt with porridge is when Goldilocks visited the three bears. Turns out my friend's sister, Ariele, found an awesome recipe for Beef Porridge (click on recipe name for link) from the Quick and Kosher Cookbook and was recommending it to her brother.  I'm not sure what makes it "Porridge", but it was amazing.

I followed the recipe exactly, except instead of using whole baby carrots, I diced up all the veggies so that Henry would be more likely to eat it.  I also only used 1.25 pounds of flanken because that was all I had.  The debate over pah-rij versus paw-rij is still unresolved, but on Friday night, as we ALL ate our beef porridge (Henry ate 2 bowls!), a family torn apart over pronunciation, ate in peace and harmony...

How do you pronounce porridge?

Happy and (mostly) healthy eating!

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