Sub zero temperatures. Wind reaching 45 miles per hour. A flat tire on the Subaru. Three reasons to have a hearty bowl of beef barley soup. I substituted ground deer meat for the beef and threw in random veggies we had in the freezer. I love soup because it's a great way to "clean" out the freezer and fridge.
Beef Barley Soup (my own creation):
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 cup water
2 - 3 cups beef broth
1 small onion, chopped
2-3 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup pearled barley, uncooked
1 1lb ground deer or beef, cooked
1 cup frozen lima beans (or whatever you have in the freezer or fridge)
2 cups frozen carrots
1 bay leaf
Salt and Pepper
Splash Hot Sauce
Bring tomatoes, water, and beef broth to boil. Add in the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 1 hour in dutch oven. This would be easy to do in a crock pot too.
I had an awesome weekend with my in-laws! I miss them already. :-(