Friday, September 25, 2009

Vegetable Soup

Hi again! It's me, your friendly, neighborhood, soup-maker with another soup recipe just for you!  I had the day off work so I went to Candice's house to make vegetable soup.
As you can see by the pictures, it's another soup to put on the shelf for later - unless one doesn't seal, then you can eat that one right away!
It's easy, but requires some chopping.
Here's the recipe:

Vegetable Soup
In the bottom of a quart jar add:
1 tsp. salt
2 boullion cubes (beef or chicken)
1 Tablespoon barley
1 tsp parsley flakes

We place the jars out and add all the salt, then all the parsley, etc.
Next add 1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup sliced carrots
You can put as much or as little of the vegetables as you want. This is how we like it.
(It's good to have the kids help.  Just be sure to have sustenance, such as Doritos, to keep them going.)


Fill the rest of the jar with peeled, chopped, potatoes.  Thanks to Jordan, for helping us on this big project!  He saved us lots of time!

Fill each jar with hot water from the tap.

Wipe off tops of jars, place on lids and rings and process in pressure canner at 10# for 40 minutes.

We got 84 jars of vegetable soup!  This soup is good by itself, just heated with a half bottle of water added...or...add the tomato soup (see previous post) and some browned hamburger to the beef flavored soup for a taste treat delight.  I like to add left-over chicken or canned chicken and a can of corn to the chicken soup. It's SO fast when you need a quick meal that fills you up on a cool fall evening or a cold winter night. 

That was not all we did today, we also made 21 quarts of apple pie filling.  This picture shows them BEFORE processing. 

I need to go back to work to get some rest!


Small House said...

WOW!!! SERIOUSLY....WOW!!!! If I didn't have to go to West Jordan tomorrow, I might have made the soup!!!! I've got potatoes and onions in my garden!!! WOW....I'm trying to think how I can pull this off. You're right, you do need to go back to work. sounds like you had some help, and that's always fun being with the people you love. I'm sure you probably had a good time to.

Jill Kaufusi said...

I will trade you a one hour massage for 3 bottles of apple pie filling.

Kazzy said...

Will you stop, please?! Sheesh. I feel so inadequate!

Kristina P. said...

Do you need to unload any of thos jars?

Connie said...

Jill, it's a deal! Anyone else? I didn't realize they'd come in handy for bartering!

Yvonne said...

If I had anything to barter, I would ; ) That is so great, but I must admit, like Kazzy, I'm feeling like a bit of a slacker.

You going to tell us how to do the apple pie filling, PLEASE.

gigi said...

I can't believe you stopped your post right there?? I was wanting that apple recipe too :) Sorry I'm nosey like that!
I am so impressed with your soup making. I've brought the canner in from storage and it is still sitting on the kitchen table, so I'm getting closer to canning something. Just not sure what but I think you have helped that out with your soups.
Yeah, that's what I tell the kids, it's easier to go to work than babysit those children :0 I think it's because I just can't sit here and babysit, I always have to look for an adventure.
Happy weekend!

Kimmie said...

Connie, I just LOVE all of your helpful tips and canning recipes. They are SO wonderful to us women who weren't taught these wonderful skills from our mothers.

What an awesome soup to make up to "use later", especially on nights when you haven't planned for dinner and you are feeling the need to stop and grab a pizza or something for dinner.

84 quarts of soup and 21 quarts of pie filling...that is AMAZING!!!

I hope you get some much needed rest because just looking at your photos makes me tired!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sondra said...

How cool ist that!! I just commented about making all my own canned soup and you come to my rescue. I think it is really awesome that you just stack it up in each bottle. Very cool! As always, thanks for the recipe and instructions. I am going to do it when I get a moment to spare.

I also LOVE that canning will come in handy to barter with.. Lucky!

Valerie said...

Connie! I want to be you! You are amazing...(and not just for your home canning expertise either!)
Looks so yummy, I am really getting the canning "bug" again!
I really wanna try the soups.
Thanks for sharing all your canning "know-how".
You should have a blogger home canning event...:) Now, wouldn't that be fun?


Will there be a post on how to make one's hands appear normal and clean again after canning? Waiting for that one....while I'm enjoying a bowl of delicious vegetable soup.

wendy said...

I'll be coming to your house when I am in need of food storage --ok.
When Barry and I got back together, (he is not LDS) I brought with me a bunch of canned foods etc and he said something to the effect of "oh yeah, you people have food stashed in your bomb shelter" Sheeeesh

Cherie said...

Connie this is truly FABulous!! Seriously WOW!!
I think from looking at the comments above we all are in serious awe of your skills!

Jenny said...

Your so talented, and I am grateful you are sharing with everyone your talents. I am going to refer back later this would be great to have when I don't have time to cook.