porridge (n.)
meat and vegetable stew or broth [reputed to produce strength]
1H6 I.ii.9 [Alen??on to all, of the English] They want their porridge and their fat bull-beeves
CE II.ii.107 [Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse, of a man's hairs] they should not drop in his porridge
KL III.iv.53 [Edgar as Poor Tom to Lear, of the fiend] set ratsbane by his porridge [F; Q pottage]
LLL I.i.290 [Costard to King, of fasting] I had rather pray a month with mutton and porridge