of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
If you were to throw some leftover meat and some leftover vegetables into a pot and cover them with water and cook them into a stew, you could call that stew slumgullion (slum-gull-lyun), which sounds so much more interesting than plain old leftover stew. Slumgullion is a cheap stew of meat and vegetables that is made to fill you up, though perhaps not satisfy you. My mother used to call anything she threw together with leftovers slumgullion. It could be a casserole, soup, or stew.
Some people call this slumgullion. Others call it ghoulash, American ghoulash, Johnnie Marzetti, American chop suey, and a host of other things. I call it delicious.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."