Sometimes when bad things happen and your heart hurts and your soul aches, you need to feel warm and comforted.
And while many things in my life are a comfort to me, few things can make me feel as safe and warm as food from my childhood.
One of the things my mom used to make was a crock pot full of homemade veggie beef soup. I can remember her getting all the ingredients in as I was leaving for school in the morning, and then coming home to a house that smelled like…security and love.
She also used to make homemade cinnamon rolls to go with it, but I usually choose dinner rolls or cornbread when I make it now.
Coming home on Tuesday to the smell somehow reassured my soul that even when things change, I was still home.
Having some for lunch on Wednesday warmed my broken heart and gave me the energy I needed to get through the rest of the day.
Veggie Beef Soup
about 3/4 lb of stew beef, browned in oil and then put in crock pot
Then add to the crock pot…
1 can of corn
1 can stewed tomatoes
2 large potatoes (washed, peeled, and cut up)
to make it soup and not just a pot o stuff add…
a box of beef broth
about 3 cans of tomato juice
around 3 tablespoons or so of Worcester sauce
shake in some salt (or I use seasoned salt)
shake in some chili powder
throw in a couple beef boullon cubes
mix it up and throw on the lid.
Set your crock pot on low for about 6-8 hours.
Serve with whatever you love with soup and feed your soul.
What are your most comforting foods?