We certainly are part of a wonderful industry.  It is not in every sector of life that strangers can become friends but because of our common backgrounds and lifestyles we can make friends everywhere we go.  For example I recently flew back from being home for Christmas and on my flight I discovered that one of our flight attendants is a dairy farmer.  Her and her husband farm near Dublin, Texas.  After visiting with her I discovered she has a hard time finding things to cook for her picky eater and after she found out about what Amy and I do she was quick to ask my advice.  I happened to have a few of my favorite recipes in my purse so I shared them with her.  Including this soup recipe that has yet to be on the site.  The nice thing about this soup and what made it great for Casey to use is that she can put the vegetables her picky eater likes and leave out those that he doesn’t. This would make a great New Year’s Eve soup and most of the ingredients you can find in your pantry!

Somethin’ Soup
1 lb beef (ground, sliced, stew meat, whatever you have on hand)
1 can mixed veggies (or whatever you would like)
1 can RoTel
1 can tomato juice
1 box egg noodles
1 packet (or equivalent) ranch seasoning
Dash of creole seasoning, Salt & Pepper

Brown the beef.  Drain off the excess fat.  In your crock pot combine the beef and all the other ingredients.  Add 1 C of water.  Cook on high for 20 minutes.  Add the noodles and continue to cook on high until the noodles are soft but not mushy.  (There is nothing worse than mushy noodles… beside chicken of course!)


Somethin’ Soup

1 lb beef (ground, sliced, stew meat, whatever you have on hand)- $4.50
1 can mixed veggies (or whatever you would like)- $0.80
1 can RoTel- $0.86
1 can tomato juice- $1.00
1 box egg noodles- $2.00
1 packet (or equivalent) ranch seasoning, dash of creole seasoning, Salt & Pepper – $2.00
Total Cost- $11.16 (Serves 4)
Cost Per Bowl- $2.79

Happy New Year from our families to yours!  WE hope that your 2011 will be full of abundance, grace and delicious BeefonaBudget.com meals!


Until We Meet Again,