I've even gone so far as to open up a metamucil fiber capsule and dump the contents into a cup of broth to make it more soup-like. In case you're wondering, it's oddly slimy, yet kinda cool-- like arrowroot powder.
Yesterday at the drugstore, I saw an interesting product: water thickener. The idea is that for people who have trouble swallowing, thickening may help.
My mind just goes into all sorts of tizzies at this. For instance, by using two packets of the "honey" consistency, you get a "pudding" consistency. Doing this with a cup of chicken broth leads to the concept of clear chicken pudding. Hot clear chicken pudding.
I need to have a weird food party. :)