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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Saturday soup: Beef barley
Saturday soup for supper this week, is a planned soup that uses my last 3, frozen, meaty, beef shank bones. I had these for some time, according to the label, good to use them up. Sad thing is, that they are an expensive item that I only buy when marked down, like these 2 packages were. I haven't seen marked downs in a long time.
I first browned these off, using some reserved pork fat
Added a large, sliced onion, water, salt and pepper and let this simmer, covered for 3 hours.
Carrots, celery, Bay leaf, and naturally, barley were called into service.
This also gave me an opportunity to use yet more of the older potatoes-a good thing
Here's the finished soup,
A nice, heary soup tonight!
come and get it, grab some crackers when you are hungry!
I also made 2 loaves of white sandwich bread for the upcoming week.