Thursday, January 8, 2009

2 Dinner Hamburger Vegetable Soup

We had this recipe on New Year's Eve with a large family group. I loved it so much, I made it when I arrived back home. It's super easy and fast. I also created a second dinner from the leftovers (since there are only two of us who eat regular food- my son is on the Chicken Nugget and Carrot diet).

Hamburger Vegetable Soup

1-2 lbs ground beef, browned
2 bags frozen vegetable soup vegetables (16 oz bag)
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomato juice
worchester sauce
garlic herb mix (I used Pappy's Choice Garlic Herb - LOVE IT!)

In a large crockpot, add vegetables, tomatoes and juice. Add the browned hamburger. Stir. Add 5-6 dashes of worchester sauce and sprinkle garlic herb over the top. Stir and taste. Add more sauce or herbs as needed, they will cook into the soup, so you can check again later to see if you want to add more. I cooked 8 hours on low.

Dinner Two - Hamburger Vegetable Macaroni Chili

5 cups Hamburger Vegetable Soup
1 cup of water
3 cups elbow macaroni
chili powder
Pappy's Choice Garlic Herb
Shredded cheese (I use monterrey/cheddar mix)

In a large pot, heat the hamburger soup and water to boil, as it cooks, add chili powder, pepper, and garllic herb to your taste. Add macaroni to the boiling soup. Boil for about 5 minutes, than turn down heat to medium-medium/low. Let macaroni continue to cook another 3-5 minutes until done. Some of the liquid will boil off. Serve with cheese.

Recipe Credit: Arrion Rathsack

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back in Business

After a nice long vacation break, I am back and armed with 100's of recipes from my Great Grandma Hazel, Great Aunt Laura, Grandma Bolger, Grandma Smith, and many of their friends and family members from Coon Rapids and the Starr Church Community. I spent hours scanning old recipe journals (falling to pieces as I scanned) and typing up recipes from old handwritten cards.

I also have a few new recipes up my sleeve! I am looking forward to starting up regular posts, once I dig myself out of the post-vacation mess my house has become.