Depends on my mood - sometimes I want something quick & easy - then I brown 2 pounds of hamburger with a few chopped onions, drain, and throw in the crock pot or a big pot on the stove with 2-3 pounds frozen mixed veggies, 46oz of tomato or vegetable juice, beef boullion, black pepper, chili powder, and whatever else sounds good, and let cook 2-6 hours. I'll sometimes add barley or brown rice at the end, or cook some pasta to stir in.
Sometimes I'm in the mood to sit and chop veggies for hours - then I make potato - potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, I really don't follow a recipe but I make a roaster full and add what sounds good!
Yesterday I was hungry for creamy broccoli soup - boiled potatoes, carrots, celery. Cooked onions, made white sauce, steamed broccoli, added everything together with 2 cans cream of broccoli, milk, cheese, pepper, salt, parsley.
I love making soup, but don't really use recipes!
at 12:58 PM on Oct. 20, 2010