Whatever is Available Soup

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Total Time
10 mins
45 mins

This is a soup recipe that I made up in a hurry. I would like to dedicate this recipe to a fine lady, (Lois Stark), who had some difficulty in making a soup out of items she had available. This soup turned our real good.

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  1. In a large cooking pot or large saucepan, add beef broth, water and quartered potatoes and bring to boil.
  2. Crush and add tomatoes including liquid.
  3. Add barley and bring soup to boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer soup for about 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  5. Remove potatoes into a mixing bowl and mash.
  6. Add butter or margarine and mix well; set aside.
  7. Add cubed potatoes and elbow macaroni to cooking pot and cook for about 10 minutes.
  8. Add mixed veggies, chicken pieces, soy sauce (optional), salt and pepper and simmer for about 10 minutes longer.
  9. Remove about 4 cups of soup and process through a food processor or blender and return to soup pot.
  10. Now add reserved mashed potatoes, mix well and bring just to boil.
  11. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  12. Remove from heat and let soup sit for a least 10 minutes before serving.
  13. Refrigerate any unused portion of soup.