Thursday, December 1, 2011

Heart For Home Thursday~ A Week of Soups!

I know you've heard it probably a hundred times from me, but I LOVE SOUP!!!!  Now that it's cold and chilly outside, we're eating soup here TONS!!!

I thought it would be fun to share just a few of my favorites over the next week.  Now, I'm no gourmet here.  I'm not even a Pioneer Woman.  But these are some of my easy favorites that are practical for a big family and ones that all my children enjoy too!

I'll start out with one of my VERY favorites!

Hamburger Chowder

This recipe came from my mother-in-law.  I didn't try it until last year, but now it is a favorite of all of us.  Even my sisters get excited when there are leftovers in my fridge!  I'm a known "tweaker" of recipes, but I've only changed this one slightly.

1 lb. ground beef
4 medium carrots~ sliced
1 large cup onions~chopped
2 cups celery~ chopped
1 small cabbage~ chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
5 cups water
3 beef bouillon cubes
1/2 cup uncooked rice
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 bay leaf

Brown the ground beef.  Put all of the ingredients in a pot.  Bring it to a boil.  Lower heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.  Make sure veggies and rice are cooked, remove bay leaf and ENJOY!!!  I recommend starting with a small bowl.  cause you'll want seconds.  And maybe thirds.

Mmmmm!  Makes me hungry!!!!!!  This is one of those soups you just want to EAT!!!


Anonymous said...

Yummm!! One you brown the beef?

Grace said...

Yep, Brown the beef first. I'll fix that! Thanks!!!!