Friday, November 16, 2012
Waiting for Annie
I did get the soup made Wednesday and it was yummy. Called Sherry to stop by and get some more as I really went overboard and got out my big old pan that I have used for years. I have one more soup meal left - seems to get better as the flavors blend. In case you would be interested, I will tell you how I make it. No recipe - but don't think you can go wrong. I use beef stew meat, some sliced onion, celery (like to put some of the leaves in, too) and canned tomatoes. For a big pot, I put in two regular size cans of diced tomatoes. Shredded cabbage (I do lots) is really good in it and I use the fresh. This, of course, is all in water. Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer for an hour or two or three. Then slice up some nice fresh carrots, chunk up some potatoes and add those. I like my veggies chunky. At times I have put in diced turnips, also. Mom used to add barley. Also, I add noodles - either frozen or nice sturdy ones - and frozen peas. Simmer until done. You will season to taste, also. Good the first day but even better the next couple of days. Make as much or as little as you like. My sis and I both made soup this way - just like our Mom. And Nan was a good cook! If you try it, I hope you like it!