Friday, January 30, 2009

Neighborly Vegetable Soup

My next-door neighbors (from long ago) used to share their pot of soup anytime they made some. That pot of soup seemed to warm my entire soul. The vegetables were so good- using both frozen and fresh made a big difference. I like this soup also because it has a kick to it (maybe that is what warmed my soul!). I hope this warms your soul too. The perfect accompaniment is some good company cornbread (recipe in the book). Invite some friends, this makes a bunch!

Vegetable Soup

1-2 bags frozen corn
about 4 potatoes, cut up in big chunks with the skins
1 bag frozen green peas
1 bottle bottle powered beef bouillon
1 bag frozen green beans
3-4 big cans of tomato sauce
1 bag frozen black eyed peas
1-2 cans stewed tomatoes
2 onions chopped
Lots of pepper
1 bag fresh baby carrots (halved)
2-3 stalks celery
2 quarts water.

Using the frozen vegetables eliminates measuring potatoes in about 30 minutes before serving so they don’t get mushy. Slow cook this so the flavors come together.

1 comment:

Mari said...

It sounds wonderful! I'm wondering how big is your bottle of powdered bouillon?