It's my favorite time of year - sweatshirts, jeans, hot soup, gorgeous foliage.
Today I'm sharing a potpourri of the week's beauty.
I'm trying this picture as my new (this week) header. Love the colors, the rooster, the Coke box. Finally found some Coke bottles to fit into the box - they are from China with Chinese lettering on the back.
The books were from last week's yard sale. Since you already know I'm a little off - reading maps - now you must learn that I also love reading children's books.
However, I see a theme in these books - they're all historical fiction. Would it sound better if we just said I read historical fiction ... and the accompanying maps?!
Between reading historical novels, where there was always a pot of stew on the wood stove, and the cooler temps we're enjoying, I decided it was time for me to make a pot of my favorite soup.
Hamburger soup, a recipe given to me by my friends, the ladies of the Grove Avenue Women's Missionary Union. I'll always remember the time several of us made huge pots of this soup and served it, along with sandwiches, at a local homeless shelter. I was blessed by the experience. And now I bless you with the recipe.
1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 - 46 oz. can V-8 juice
1 can each: Creamed Corn, Peas, Carrots, Butter Beans
3/4 c. celery, chopped
2 tsp. salt
Pepper to taste
1 tsp. sugar
Dash of Italian Seasoning
Brown the beef and onion; drain. Combine all ingredients in large pot. Cook slowly on top of stove 2.5-3.0 hours. Or in the crockpot on low for 5-6 hours. Add water if too thick.
Have a great weekend!
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