By Kevin Williams
Soups are common comfort food among the Amish and Gloria wrote about how this one was prepared by a church member and served after the passing of her grandfather last year. I've always admired that aspect of Amish life, how when someone passes, within hours the casseroles start coming, the soups start flowing, the pies appear. Food associated with comfort and when someone dies there's no much one can do other than comfort, so in addition to hugs and tears, there is also a lot of cake and casserole. And soup. I was able to get this photo of Gloria's soup. She made this very batch herself and this is a picture of it (someone was visiting her and had a camera and was gracious enough to take the photo and send it to me!)
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 pounds ground beef, browned
- 4 cups cooked rice
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 /2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 teaspoons chicken seasoning
- 4 cups milk
- 1 pound Velveeta cheese
- 2 cups sour cream
- Cook vegetables together until soft.
- Add to browned meat.
- Add rice, seasonings, milk, and cheese.
- Heat to melt cheese, stirring constantly.
- When cheese is melted, stir in cream.
- Do not boil.