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I'm from the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. I was a woodworker for about 12 years. Well, up until I had the rug pulled out from under my feet, and I was laid off. I got back into photography in 2008 and decided to give that a try professionally, but haven't made any money so far because rednecks, white trash, and hicks are cheap. So, I'm working in a local grocery store where some days I hear and see the craziest stuff. I tend to complain a lot about things, but I'm too poor to afford a good therapist. So, I decided to make a blog and complain online to all of you instead. But I digress. I really just wanted to do the blog to share ideas and stories with the interwebz. =D
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Making Vegetable Soup...

I've never cooked anything that required so much prep. It also made my recently cleaned kitchen look like a garbage truck had an accident in it. Nonetheless, I wanted to try something different. So I figured since it was freezing outside, that soup would be an appropriate supper.

My mom makes the best. Mom's always do, don't they? So I called her up and asked for the recipe. Turns out we already had it here in a cookbook somewhere. It's her recipe, but it's been published in the local Pilot Club's cookbook.

Here's the recipe:

  • 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef
  • 4 medium potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 2 carrots, cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • A celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 @ 28oz cans of whole tomatoes
  • 2 @ 15oz cans of cream corn
  • 1 @  15oz can of lima beans or butterpeas
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. of sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Brown the ground beef and onions. Dip off the grease, but not all of it. Cook potatoes, carrots, and celery until tender, then drain. Put the tomatoes in a blender and blend to a thick, soupy consistency. Mix all the ingredients in a large crock pot and simmer on low for at least an hour. 

So it takes a little while. It's not a quick fix meal. It'll serve several. I'm sure that I'll have at least two bowls tonight if mine turns out half as good as her's. I'll post the results of my cooking on Twitter or Facebook after we eat. 



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