My Granny sure was a "Good Cooker"! We all loved her food especially certain things like her soup. We all try to make ours taste "just like Grannys". When we make it we are sure to call everyone and brag. I normally boil a whole chicken and use most of it for the soup and a little for something else. Granny never drained the cans of veggies, but I never lose as much water as she did, maybe because I put a cover on the boiling chicken.