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Monday, December 10, 2007

A Homely Bowl Of Soup- Beef Barley!


After a week end of cooking, baking, and let's face it, eating more than Monday thru Friday- a simple meal sounds good. Saturday I made chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips in them. Very rich and chocolatly- perfect with coffee or a big glass of milk! Sunday, I made Potatoes AuGratin (scratch!), and grilled marinated pinwheel steaks over charcoal outside (24 degrees F!). I had an extra leftover steak, and had some barley in the pantry- why not make some beef barley soup? I enjoy this simple soup alot, and it never seems to be offered in the restaurants around here. A couple of cans of beef broth, can of water, left over steak chopped into small pieces, chopped onion, celery, carrots, pearled barley, and Mrs. Dash Original- into the pot. Slow cooker, that is! Let it go on medium for a few hours, until veggies weren't crunchy, cooled and refridged it for Mondays' supper! I reheated when I got home tonight, and enjoyed a warming soup after a chilly Michigan day. By the picture you can see what I mean- It's a homely looking soup, isn't it?

26 comments:

Maddy said...

Soup [more or less any kind] and bread is a staple around here, at least for the adults.
BEst wishes

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Anndi said...

I like a good bowl of soup that sticks to your insides... It's a necessity up here in The Great White North.

Chels-Puddle Jumper said...

I LOVE a good beef barley soup. Perfect for these cold winter weekends.

Roger said...

Hey that sounds good on a cold day! & a we nip of some rum!!

Jeff B said...

Cold nights and warm soup. What a classic combination.

Dana said...

There are two things I look forward to in the fall/winter - hearty homemade soups and grilled cheese sandwiches. For some reason they both taste much better when the temperature outside is below freezing.

buffalodickdy said...

maddy- I must have been 20yrs old before I tried another soup besides chicken noodle and tomato- Campbells, of course! Now I can't find a soup I dislike!
anndi- Welcome to the blog! Barley is truly a forgotten grain in cooking.... Check out my Mac n Cheeseburger soup recipe I posted about a month ago- stupid hardy!
chels- It wasn't bad! A little peppery(my fault!) and I always tend to add a little too much barley, but it hit the spot!
roger- Dark rum!
jeff- It won't be the last bowl of soup this winter, that's for sure...
dana- You're talking to a guy who keeps 10 kinds of cheese in the house at all times! A toasted cheese sandwich, with tomato soup is a classic Saturday afternoon lunch...

HAR said...

That soup looks absolutely delicious. I need to spend some time making some home made soups myself.

doggybloggy said...

barley soup is a staple in diners around here - yours looks great but I dont think I see any butter on that bread....

Odat said...

My Mom used to make the greatest soups and altho I try real hard, I've yet to duplicate hers!
Yours sounds yummy!
Peace

Kate said...

I love beef barley (even Campbells out of the can!) there is just something I love about the texture of barley. I havent made it in years! Yours looks fabulous not homely!

Its been so darn hot here this month that when I do make soup, it goes uneaten! I made matzo ball soup and that was a one night hit with a huge vat of chicken broth going to waste later that week... I was in the mood for bean soup and made that but the same thing happened. In Philly I would always have a pot of some sort of soup on the stove and everyone just ate it as a snack. No longer! lol Guess we're not in Kansas anymore! lol (ahhhh but times are changing... more to follow about that later! lol)

Tavolini said...

One of my favorite soups (minus the beef)--I always make it too peppery as well. Looks delicious!

Tanya Kristine said...

i love barley.

and chocolate pb cookies...

Akelamalu said...

Oooo Beef and Barley Broth - yummy!! I just had dinner but my mouth is watering again - I'm such a pig!

Lynda said...

I love homemade soup. It's the perfect time of year for it too!

buffalodickdy said...

har- soup is just one of those foods that slows our lives down a bit. I make mine to a hot temperature so I'm forced to savor it slowly!
DogB- Crunchy Oat bread with real butter on it- absolutely!
odat- Keep trying- for Moms' sake!
Kate- I'm with you on the texture- it's important!
Tavolini- It would make a great vegetarian soup (minus the beef)
too!
TanyaK- I'm thinking of a holiday tray of cookies featuring the chocolate cookie w/white chips, a peanut butter with choco chips, and a regular toll house syle choco chip cookie...
Ake- This soup recipe definitely came from your neck of the woods!
lynda- I had egg drop soup at lunch today!

Beth said...

did you say "homely" or "homey"...I think it's the latter...

buffalodickdy said...

beth- It's homely! I couldn't say butt-ugly and hurt its' feelings..

pinknest said...

sounds hearty and delicious!

Mel said...

A homey homey soup LOL, It looks delicious and I am not a big soup fan.

Casdok said...

mmmmmmmmmmm

Gene Bach said...

Dand...steak, beef barley soup, cookies...I'm headed for your house!

buffalodickdy said...

Pink- It was the right meal for the right moment...
mel- Like almost everyone- my soup consumption goes up as the temperature goes down!
casdok- Looks like you spilled soup on the "m" of the keyboard! :)
gene- Stay tuned for all the holiday food I'll fixing over the next two weeks! The salmon fillets are marinating for the smoker as I type....

Nancy said...

Those cookies.. yummmm I'll have a few... ;-)

Barley soup... my grandfather used to eat that EVERYDAY for lunch..

As a kid.. I absolutely hated it! I just couldn't stand the beef and the oily stuff it created on the top... it looked like eyes staring back at me... would totally creep me out... beurkkk

But I'm sure that yours is FAB! wink

Paul Champagne said...

You know ... I think good soup with fresh baked bread is an underated meal ... I could eat this a couple times a week.

buffalodickdy said...

nance- The "oily stuff" can be removed easily by refridgerating soup until the fat solidifies on the top!
paul- I can't access your blog- I think you might have run into a blog name problem or something. I'll keep trying, though...