Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Our food life has fallen a bit by the wayside while we are preparing for this move.

But I did make our favorite vegetable beef soup a couple of days ago and we'll be finishing up the pot today. It is so yummy! And very easy to substitute a couple of bags of frozen mixed vegetables when you realize that you have already packed your big cutting board and only have the tiny one and don't want to deal with chopping veggies with the real chance that you could slice off your finger. All the veggies are approximate, use what you have on hand and as much as you want!

1 lb ground beef
1 onion diced fine
2 cloves garlic
3 white potatoes diced small
4 carrots diced
2 ribs celery
green beans
beef stock (enough to fill the pot)
2 bay leaves
6 sprigs of fresh thyme
salt and pepper to taste

Thats it. Mix it up, cook it all for a few hours, and eat. It tastes better the second day though. Make sure you remove the bay leaves before eating!


mrkmommy said...

Do you make your own beef broth? I am trying to figure out if it is worth it.

Erin said...

I do make my own stock, beef and chicken! I think it is much more healthy and tastes a MILLION times better than the stuff from a can or bullion. It takes over 24 hours to make good stock, but I do it in my oven and have never had any issues.

mrkmommy said...

Can you give me your recipe for the beef stock? I remember seeing your chicken but not beef stock recipe.