I am being very house-wifey this week...LOL. This is what I made for supper yesterday, and it is SOOO GOOD!
First, you need to chop up a large onion. Then you need to brown it with 1 1/2 pounds of lean hamburger. Mine looks like a lot more, since I am making a double batch (the recipe, though, is for a single).
While, that is browning, chop up 3 stalks of celery and 4 big carrots. Make sure to keep checking your hamburger. Now you need to open up 1 can of tomato soup, 2 cans consomme, and 1 large can diced tomatoes (28oz).
After all the meat is browned, add everything in the tins, the veggies and 2 cups of water. Now it is time for the seasoning ; 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 bay leaf, and pepper to taste. The final ingredient is 8 tablespoons of pot barley. Bring it all to a boil, turn down and let simmer for 2 - 4 hours.
All you need to serve with this soup is a fresh loaf of homemade bread ... mmm, mmm, good! This is a perfect comfort meal, and will serve a family of 6. I often make a double batch, and then can the extras to save for a quick meal another day.
Here is a file for you to print off the recipe.
Hope you enjoy this meal!!