With below 0 and single diget temperatures, I was suddenly remembering being one of the brave (fool hardy) leaders who would winter camp with the Boy Scout Troop. This soup was their favorite - had to have venison hamburg, if not it became known as Humbug Soup.
2 lbs lean ground beef
1 white onion, peeled and diced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
1/2 teaspoon dry basil
1 (1 1/2 ounce) envelope onion soup mix
6 cups water
1 (8 ounce) can tomato paste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
1 cup celery, sliced
1/4 cup celery leaves, coarsely chopped
1 cup fresh carrot, sliced
1 cup white potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
Brown ground beef and onion in a large pot. Drain if needed. Add spices and onion soup mix. Stir in water, tomato paste and soy sauce. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring back to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer uncovered until potatoes and carrots are tender about 30 minutes. (Add more water if needed). Serve with shredded parmesan cheese and butter crackers.
I felt guilty not completing the Roll Roll Cotton Boll (Bonnie Hunter), so pulled all my pieces and blocks - decided to at least assemble one quilt. I like this smaller version and will keep her border setting for this one. The second one I will change the border on, but I like the lap quilt size. I will still have blocks and pieces left over, but they will most certainly get used in another quilt or maybe a wallhanging.
"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."