Mom's Vegetable Soup Recipe
Mom and Dad hadn't been married long when Mom had just started perfecting her famous all day vegetable soup. When Dad got home from the base, the house smelled wonderful, the table was set, and he took his seat. Mom went into the kitchen to bring out the big bowl of soup. On her way to the dining room, she slipped on the floor and went sliding about 10 feet down the hall, into the dining room, landing at his feet, partway under the table. She was still holding the bowl of soup, and she looked up to him for help. And my Dad, being my dad, got up, and then stood over her like an umpire and pronounced her, "Safe!" She didn't find it particularly amusing then, but we certainly laugh about it now. One thing I've always loved about my family is their sense of humor.
Piece of beef (Left over from a roast will do.)
4 carrots, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
3 potatoes, cubed
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 small can tomato paste
3 ears of corn, with corn cut off
1 cup fresh peas
1 cup fresh green beans
1 cup chopped cabbage
dash or two of garlic powder
salt and pepper
water to fill up pot
We always knew fall was on the way when Mom started cooking her homemade vegetable soup, using the veggies she and Dad grew in their garden.
Put all ingredients in a large pot or crock pot. Start the soup around lunch time and simmer it all afternoon until everything is tender and the house smells divine.
Homemade or Mix It Up
When you make soup, do you prefer to make it homemade, or use a mix?
Short Cuts for Making Vegetable Soup
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