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Sunday Night Soups: Small-C Chunky Posole

Sunday Night Soups, where each week The Gurgling Cod shows up to offer a soup appropriate to the week's Sunday Night Football game on NBC.

Suddenly, it's week eight and time for the Cowboys to visit the Eagles. Not all of the Sunday Night games by law involve at least two NFC East teams—it only seems that way. This is already Dallas's third Sunday Night appearance, which is probably as much as America can handle of Tony Romo's devastating sex appeal. Last week, we saw that there is not much soupifarous about Pittsburgh, and it appears to be a statewide problem. Soup...Philadelphia...cheesesteak...blender? And then sanity returns.

However, the Eagles do have a recent soup connection, thanks to those ubiquitous commercials where Donovan McNabb's mom tries to force feed soup to her son and his teammates. Donovan McNabb seems like a cool guy—in interviews, he conveys the impression of someone who has ?uestlove's number stored on his cell phone, so it's hard to imagine how he consented to participating in this humiliating spectacle for so long. Failing that, even, how long would Brian Dawkins tolerate having someone's moms hanging around the locker room? "Not long" is the correct answer to that question.

Under the circumstances, something chunky seems appropriate, but it turns out that a bowl of Chunky Sirloin Burger Soup (what is it with NFL QBs and hamburger soups?) will give you a solid 72 percent of your recommended daily sodium intake. In the realm of small-c chunky soups, a variation on the Kuner's chicken posole is a favorite of mine. This is an easy recipe that has a few refinements you can add or not as time and inclination dictate.

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The Gurgling Cod's Small-C Chunky Posole*

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