Okay, so we live in Florida. Down here, we get pretty excited over cooler weather, let me tell you! After months of temps in the 90’s with heat indexes in the 100’s, I’m looking at the week ahead that’s calling for lows in the 50’s with highs in the 60’s and 70’s, and, I won’t lie – I’m very much looking forward to it!
One of my favorite things about a little bit of cooler weather is soup. I LOVE soup! My top three favorite soups to cook are Potato Soup, Cheeseburger Soup and the one I’m about to show you: Mom’s Homemade Soup.
Mom has made this as long as I can remember, and in all actuality, I guess it’s actually more of a stew, because it’s so thick! But I’ll always called it soup.
Mom’s Homemade Soup
1 pound ground beef
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1 serving beef bullion or 1 beef bullion cube
Water (15 ounces plus 1/2 cup)
1 bay leaf
A handful of white rice
1/8 teaspoon of thyme
1/8 teaspoon of basil
1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
16 ounces frozen mixed vegetables
Brown the ground beef. Drain.
Add the tomato sauce, one tomato sauce can full of water (15 ounces), beef bullion, an additional 1/2 cup water, bay leaf and rice.
Add thyme, basil and black pepper.
Finally, add the frozen mixed vegetables and bring to a boil.
Simmer for 30 minutes.
And this is what you get!
That’s how I like to eat it. Straight spoonfuls of soup, right out of the bowl.
Now, my hubby likes it a little differently. He’d rather put crackers in it, or…
…make it a “biscuits and soup” dinner!
Are you hungry yet?! Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing my recipes for Potato Soup and Cheeseburger Soup, too! Keep an eye out!
So what’s YOUR favorite kind of soup?
For more great recipes, check out these spots I’ve linked up to!
Golden Reflections Blog‘s Good Tastes Tuesday: http://goldenreflectionsblog.com/2013/11/good-tastes-tuesday-11-12.html
Anyonita Nibbles‘ Tasty Tuesdays: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/tasty-tuesdays-36-double-features.html