Bubble’s Homemade Vegetable Soup

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By Susan Greene

This blog will be short and sweet! Phil and I have just returned from a FABULOUS cruise.  Can you guess which one we took?  If you guessed the Paula Deen Cruise to Honduras, Belize and Mexico you are a winner!

After eating all of the divine food and enjoying the wonderful frozen beverages, we were both ready for something simple and delicious.  It was cold in Albany when we left and just as dreary when we returned.  Nothing better than a large pot of homemade vegetable soup was screaming from the kitchen when we settled back in. When I say large, I mean enough to freeze and share.  This recipe that I am going to share with you sounds difficult, but it is so easy and gives you a reason to clean out the freezer.  Yes, I am a hoarder and I save every little bit of any kind of leftovers.  All the reason to make a pot of soup that will hit the spot on the cold nights ahead.

HOMEMADE VEGETABLE SOUP

1 pound of ground chuck
1 onion chopped
1 cup of chopped bell pepper
1 cup of chopped celery
1 (10 ¾ ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 ¾ ounce) can cream of celery soup
1 (20 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (46 ounce) can V-8 juice
1 (16 ounce) bag of frozen mixed vegetables
4 potatoes peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon sugar
Salt and Pepper to taste

(I had a ham bone left from Christmas in the freezer and threw it in along with any veggies that I had frozen)

Brown ground chuck, onions, pepper and celery.  Drain off fat.  Add soups, 1 soup can of water, tomatoes, V-8 juice and vegetables and ham bone.  Add sugar, salt and pepper to taste.  I cook mine on low heat for hours!  Stir occasionally to keep from sticking to the bottom of the pot.  I double the recipe so that I can have some for my neighbors, parents, and friends.  One recipe will serve approx. 12 people You will not be sorry if you take my advice – DOUBLE!

Wanda Sellers gave me this recipe years ago and I cannot tell you how many times that I have shared it.  Serve this with lacey cornbread, regular cornbread, or just saltines.

I can’t wait to have a bowl.  How about you????

Love and hugs!

Bubbles

Bubbles grew up in Albany, Georgia. She is a vivacious, fun loving, always on the go, Twentieth Century Grandmother. Having 3 precious grandchildren makes her day interesting. Carpools, reading to the class, softball and soccer games (not to mention the girls are on different teams), caring for my parents, grocery store, cleaners, and whatever pops up on any given day! Sometimes she believes that having the grandchildren first would have been easier. She runs on GO 100% of the day and is always the last to turn off the light and the first to turn on the stove. There is never a dull moment in her life. Memories are what Bubbles wants to leave with her grandchildren and their friends. She is well on the way to large volumes of just that. Read her Blogs and you will be able to take ideas to your house to share with your children and grandchildren.
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Hey girl glad your back. Hold your head high. Loved you since the first time I saw you. I can't cook much but I do try yours.

By Dolores Sausedo on March 19, 2014

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This soup was terrible. I followed the recipe exactly but it does not smell or taste anything like good old homemade vegetable soup. I spent $15 on ingredients and am very disappointed in this recipe.

By Jane on November 26, 2013

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Great Soup!!! Instead of potatoes , I used rice because I had some leftover from dinner! Came out amazing, YUM!

By julie on February 15, 2013

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Bubble's Homemade Vegetable soup sound good

By Carol on February 15, 2013

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You have got to be kidding.....that is so far off base for being healthy. I need Bobby to re-do that menu!!! I make a great veggie soup and it doesn't need cream soups, potatoes or sugar!!!

By Cindy on February 15, 2013

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
Sandra Neuheimer-Huller in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

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in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

I WISH I COULD COOK. COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER? I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE. TAMMY LEVAN 19 SPENCER WAY KINGS PARK, NY 11754 HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 4:31 am

Hi Bubbles, You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
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