soul warming

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.

Mmm…still hot.

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
frozen peas
sliced carrots
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?


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