by Billy F Trent
Scott Walker has emerged as a popular contender for the GOP nominee in 2016. As governor of Wisconsin, he tamed the public employee unions, handily beating a recall to top off his victory. He has experience in the hot seat and knows how to get things done. Is this Wisconsinite the man for the top job?
He’s hearty Midwestern fare, that’s for sure. Just like today’s recipe:
SCOTT WALKER WISCONSIN BEER CHEESE SOUP
What You’ll Need:
• 3/4 cup butter
• 1/2 cup diced celery
• 1/2 cup diced carrots
• 1/2 cup diced onion
• 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon dry ground mustard
• 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
• 5 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
• 5 ounces shredded monterey jack cheese
• 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (it’s a lot of cheese, but this is Wisconsin!)
• 1 (12 ounce) can or bottle of beer — preferably Wisconsin beer such as Spotted Cow
• Milk to taste
• Salt and pepper to taste
Part One: Governor of Wisconsin
• In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
• Cook celery, carrots, and onion until onion is translucent.
• Stir in flour and mustard until vegetables are coated, like the union thugs were coated in failure.
Part Two: Still Governor
• Add chicken broth and simmer until slightly thickened.
• Puree mixture (you can use a blender or an immersion blender).
• Yes, things are getting rough, but this soup is going to come out delicious, just as Walker emerged victorious.
Part Three: The Run for the Nomination
• Reheat pureed mixture.
• Slowly stir in cheeses and beer. Alternate all of them, and only add a little at a time.
• Stir until cheese is melted and beer is fully incorporated, as Walker’s name recognition will permeate the nation.
• If it’s still a little thick for your taste, add some milk, but do you want your candidate watered down?
• Add salt and pepper to taste.
Some say a hearty soup like this is a main dish, while others think it’s the VP of dinner, merely a pleasant sidekick. What do you think? Could Walker be the main dish for a hungry nation?