Goulash: a heterogeneous mixture; hodgepodge; jumble.

Short, sweet and to the point. My life summed up in one word. “Goulash.”

So yesterday after church we decided to go out to eat at a little local homestyle cookin’ diner.  The “special of the day” was “Gonlash.” Not a typo… it said “Gonlash.” So.. I skipped the special and opted for the Southern fried boneless chicken dipped in white peppered gravy,  real mashed potatoes and some spinach that previously made it’s residence in a tin can and a “homemade” yeast roll that was definitely homemade,  a few days prior…Aside from the canned spinach and day(s) old bread, it was finger lickin’ good! 

I am Rachel, you may also call me “Nerchel, ” “Roach,” “Racquel,” “Honey,” “Mom,”  or “Rach.”  I have been married 3 times. I have two biological childen and two step-children…all whom abide together in our home. We have a dog, a cat, a guinea pig and a turtle that currently stinks. 3 years ago we were “gontash.”   At first, I wanted to send the “gontash” back. I thought it tasted as badly as it was spelled. After 3 years of adding a lil’ salt & pepper and adding some fresh ingredients we  have emerged as “goulash.”   Good goulash.

Goulash can be made many different ways  with many different ingredients,  but the point is to use up odds and ends like leftover meat, corn, tomatoes, whatever you have on hand when you have ran out of groceries. At least that is my theory. Make the most of what you have in your cupboard, it may just come together quiet nicely!

Southern “Gonlash”

1 pound browned ground beef

1 can diced tomatoes (may use Rotel for spice)

1 can sweet corn

2 cup macaroni noodles cooked

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1/2 cup milk

cheese for topping

Brown hamburger, add cooked elbow noodles, soup, milk, tomatoes and corn. Mix and simmer together for about 1o minutes, add cheese, put on lid to melt. Salt and pepper for taste!


Southern “Goulash”

1 man

1 woman

4 kids


Mix together first three ingredients, when it doesn’t work, add in God. Enjoy!


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I am Rachel. I have a skewed sense of reality and I like to live through my imagination. Unfortuntely, that has taken me down some rocky roads and I am here to share some snippets of what happens when a girl has a mind of her own.

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2 Comments on “Goulash: a heterogeneous mixture; hodgepodge; jumble.”

  1. November 15, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    This is too funny. I’m currently subbed to your blog so you have a reader!


  1. Blog Awards. Thank You! | momfog - September 22, 2011

    […] A Southern mama to 4, a great lady, and she happens to be allergic to penicillin.  Her recipe for Southern “Gonlash” sounds fantastic.  Which reminds me, I need to try that when the weather cools off a […]

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