Add 2 cups of cooked rice for an even hardier soup. You can also substitute real broth for the water and bullion. I've done it both ways and can't really tell the difference, so I use low-sodium boullion cubes with great results. Great on a cool fall day. So yummy!
A tasty twist on a potato roll. Very moist and tender. Can substitute melted butter for the oil for extra richness if desired. I mix in a kitchen aid and shape by hand, but could also be mixed in a breadmaker and shaped by hand for baking.
Simmers all day and is mouth watering by dinnertime. Be sure that you use some sort of bone-in stew meat so that the marrow has a chance to flavor the broth. You can also substitute alphabet noodles or rice for the barley, but add them in the last fifteen minutes instead of where the barley is added. My kids -love- this soup.
This is a very simple, no frills side dish. It can easily be adapted for fancier taste buds by adding garlic, onion, or herbs to your taste. My kids love it just like it is and I love sneaking in veggies!