Carmen's vegetable soup

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 slices Slices bacon
2½ quart Water
\N \N Onions; celery, carrots, potatoes; mushrooms (fresh), meaty soup bone; soy sauce, Worcestershire; oregano, basil; garlic salt, salt, pepper; parsley, celery flakes; paprika

Slowly cook bacon in large pot. While bacon is cooking, saute in its fat the vegetables. (Amount will depend on your taste). Meanwhile, boil water in large kettle, adding soup bone, soy sauce and worcestershire to taste.

(As this is a soup that will never be the same twice, experiment and add herbs and/or condiments as you wish). When meat is tender, add to bacon and vegetable mixture. Season to taste with herbs and spices. Simmer slowly for at least 2 hours, tasting frequently to correct seasonings. (Note: a secret to this hearty soup is that it does not have tomatoes or tomato juice).

Water may have to be added, depending on amount of vegetables included.

MRS JOHN MCDOWELL (CARMEN)

THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA

From the book <High Cotton Cookin'>, Marvell Academy Mothers Assn, Marvell, AR 72366, ISBN 0-918544-14-9, downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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