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Jennifer Jean: Simple Banh Pho Soup Soak pho in hot tap water for 5-8 minutes Drain pho in colander Store in large Ziploc bag Boil 6 cups of water in a pot Add 6 tsp of bouillon to boiled water Add pho (amount depends on hunger--NOTE: more pho means a less “soupy” meal) Boil for 2-3 minutes Serves 4 NOTE: does not keep well as a “leftover” Cost: Banh Pho: $1.49 a package (8 servings) Bouillon: $1.99 for a 7.9 oz jar (24 servings) (Adding veggies & spices increases cost--but also increases flavor! Favorite veggies to add: carrots, onions, & peppers. Favorite spices: poultry seasoning, sage, rosemary, & thyme.)

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NOTE: We serve pho soup several days a week in the Summer—when our funds thin, when my adjunct classes dry up or disappear, when we’ve got June Gloom rains that keep my husband from his house painting dayjob. We tell the kids that hot food cools a body during hot weather. They always gobble up our cheap, thick soup.

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