Monday, November 9, 2009

Friendship Soup from Dianne

Since Thanksgiving time is nearing and we are all gathering to remember how thankful the Pilgrims were that the Native Americans shared their harvesting ideas with them so they did not starve to death in the New World, I thought this friendship soup sent in by Dianne would be a great addition to my blog. Here is the recipe:

2 lb ground beef                 
Beef bouillon cubes
1 cup dry split peas                
½ cup barley
1 cup dry lentils                       
½ cup minced onion
2 tsp bouquet of Italian seasonings
1-cup elbow macaroni           
1-cup rice
2 cans diced tomatoes             
Large skillet or pan
Oil for skillet                         
5 ½ cups of water
Cook beef in skillet and season to taste. Drain off oil. Dissolve beef bouillon cubes in 1/3-cup warm water and add to skillet with the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until macaroni and rice is tender. Refrigerate in tightly sealed glass jar until ready to serve. Yields 24 servings.

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