Wednesday, January 19, 2011

the full plate's soup swap idea

I was invited to do a soup great!  I made 6 quarts of Hamburger Soup (recipe to follow) and I now have 6 assorted soups in my freezer!  Eila of The Full Plate blog hosted.  Eila's directions went like this:
  •  Invite 10 people over;
  • Each person is to bring six quarts of freezer-friendly homemade soup, packed in six one-quart containers;
  •  Place everyone’s 6 soup containers on the dining room table;
  • Once everyone’s there, each person can give a quick description of their soup;
  •  Draw numbers to determine the order of soup selection;
  • Then, one at a time, have each guest choose one quart of soup;
  • When you've gone through one round, draw numbers again (so nobody gets last choice each time); keep going for five more rounds, until all the soups are selected;
  • Send each person home with six delicious quarts of soup which they store in their freezer and enjoy in the coming month or two.

I would love to host another....once my 6 quarts is gobbled up and my freezer has more room!  Soon....

Hamburger Soup

This is Andrew's Mom's soup recipe .
It's hearty and so delicious. 
Oh and oh so easy!!!

1 T. butter                                                                     
¾ - 1 lb. ground beef                                                          
3 small or 2 medium sliced yellow onions                        
1/3 c. barley                                        
1 large can tomatoes 
3 carrots, sliced 
3 celery stalks, sliced
3 potatoes, cut up
1 qt. water             
½ t. pepper
1 T. salt
¼ - ½ t. Worcestershire sauce 
½ - 1 t. A-1 sauce

Brown meat in butter, crumbling frequently to break up.
Add onions and cook 5 min.
Add barley, tomatoes, water and salt; cover and simmer gently 2 hrs.
Add vegetables, A-1 sauce, Worcestershire sauce and pepper; simmer 1 hr. more. 

Enjoy with crusty bread!

Makes approx 3 quarts


Leslie said...

Sign me up!!!! I would love to play! Love your labels Susanna, your presentation is always great!

Mrs. Bianca said...

I love this idea! Where did you find the quarts to fill your soup with? Also, your labels make it look like fancy soup that you'd buy at a gourmet market. YUM!

kelley said...

We ate the soup tonight!!! The only difference: I added frozen okra from the Fresh Market as well as peas and this soup was divine!!! We each had 2 bowls! The kids loved it:) xo