Friday, October 16, 2009

Snow, Rain, Sunshine: Friday weather at my house

The weather doesn't know what to do today. It snowed all morning. There was a couple inches on the ground. Then it began to sleet. Then, rain. And finally, sunshine! Crazy weather patterns make me tired. Seriously, have you ever tried to change 3 seasons within an 8 hour time frame?! It takes a lot out of a gal.

I needed some comfort with all that mental disturbance, so I made veggie soup. So yummy, and so easy. It's a great dish whatever the season.

Here's to you and your culinary adventures, friend. Cheers!

Vegetable Beef Soup with Alphabet Pasta
Make approximately 8 cups

1 (12 oz) package frozen mixed veggies
10 oz stew meat, diced into small pieces
1 (14.5 oz) can diced Italian tomatoes, undrained
14 oz beef stock
14 oz V-8 vegetable juice
1 diced sweet onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper
1/2 cup alphabet shaped pasta

In a stock pot, brown onion and stew meat.

Add all remaining ingredients except pasta. Simmer, covered for 25 minutes.

Add pasta, stir. Cover and return to a simmer for 10-12 more minutes, until pasta is tender.

Serve immediately.

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