Ok, so I realize I'm a little off topic today, but I did mention that I am also a foodie and may be posting some delicious recipes to share with all of my blog buddies!
Nina's Lovely Beef and Veggie Soup
1.5 lbs. beef stew meat
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 - 15oz. can of diced tomatoes (in sauce)
1 cup frozen green beans
1/2 cup frozen corn
3 medium red potatoes, cut into eighths
2 medium carrots, cut into 1" chunks
Salt, Pepper, Worcestershire Sauce - to your taste
Thoroughly brown the stew meat, stirring constantly as to not burn it. Add the onions, celery and carrots and sauté with the meat until onions are tender. Add the tomatoes and sauce to the meat and veggie mixture. Then add 3 cans of water. Allow this to mixture simmer for about 30 minutes so the meat becomes tender and it will also allow the veggies to infuse the liquid with their great flavors. Stir in the frozen veggies, potatoes and season to taste. Allow to cook until the potatoes and carrot chunks are fork tender.
You can also add egg noodles if you'd like, but we eat our soup with saltine crackers. Everyone in my family loves this recipe. I sure hope you and your family enjoy it as well.