mulligan stew

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mulligan stew

A stew made of bits of various meats and vegetables.

[Probably from the name Mulligan.]
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mul′li•gan stew′

(ˈmʌl ɪ gən)
a stew of any ingredients that are available.
Also called mulligan.
[1900–05; orig. obscure]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mulligan stew - Irish version of burgoo
stew - food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
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This mechanism can, for instance, be observed by looking at the lists in Gilbert Sorrentino's Mulligan Stew (1979).
With Mulligan Stew providing musical entertainment and the Irish Step Dancers on stage, the event included raffles as part of fundraising for local charitable efforts.
An interesting 10th chapter offers "From Hobo to Must Go Soups," a combination of upscale versions of Hobo Stew, Mulligan Stew, and leftover miracle worker soup.
"The Shock of the Boring: Excess and Parataxis in Gilbert Sorrentino's Mulligan Stew," 2: 78-88.
I notice my prayer now has become a mulligan stew, a watchful melting of the heart, a quiet inner healing and, more and more, a surrender to and acceptance of things as they are.
Some were funny, some were poignant, and nearly all of them created a rich historical portrait by using specific details from the students' research into life during the Depression: the Dust Bowl, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and Mulligan stew. One student wrote a heart-wrenching story titled "There's no Aunt Sarah," about a young girl sent away to live with a distant aunt.
A fine contralto, 'The Lady in Black' went to air in a mask so that the live studio audience would not recognise her, giving Australia 'I've wined and dined on Mulligan Stew and never asked for turkey ...' in oleaginous, unexpectedly English tones.
Though not averse continual product improvement, we sometimes wonder whether the trend creates more of a thrown together "mulligan stew" than an "alphabet soup" that's nourishing to those who consume it.
If this sounds surprisingly like the late Donald Barthelme, it sounds even more like vintage Sorrentino, with the sonar ear and wicked wink, in his Mulligan Stew (1979), a sendup not only of Finnegans Wake but also of Scott Fitzgerald, Dashiell Hammett, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Flann O'Brien, westerns, mysteries, and masques, with a weakness for the colors blue and orange, the objects garter and pinata, and the persons Carl Jung and Clint Hartung.
She also worked extensively in TV on such shows as "Little House on the Prairie," "Trapper John, M.D.," "Highway to Heaven," "Mulligan Stew" and '"Wonder Woman."
Everyone was expected to contribute something to the next meal, potatoes or carrots, and maybe a little meat to cook up a mulligan stew in gallon cans that were scoured clean after each meal with a sand and water mixture.
Noted cook book authors Rombauer and Becker call it a "thick, long-simmered potpourri, a catch-as-catch-can mixture of meats, fowl and garden gleanings--with squirrel thrown in, in some authentic local versions." But they also note that it has an assortment of Old World forebears "as numerous and far-flung as the Gypsies." In Spain it's Olla Podrida; in Ireland it's Mulligan stew.