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Some friends sent us this recipe in preparation for a virtual Burn's Supper – and we were surprised that the kids rated it highly! No sheep entrails required.

All in the pot at once and you don't brown the ground beef. It's my new favorite one-pot-save-your-sanity-at-5:00 meal!

A friend originally made this for us and it is great. We use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, clean the meat off to chop for the soup and then boil the rest of the carcass to make some of the chicken broth that is required.

If you are part of a CSA sometimes you get things you might not usually use, like radishes. Here's a soup that uses the tops of the radishes.

"This the beet soup recipe from Pat & Mel. We had sour cream as a garnish there and I used yogurt here. Both were good." -Mom

"This version thinks its better than everyone because it contains no meat. And there’s no soy, either."

6 onions
8 cups beef stock
white wine
by leaf
1/4 tsp dry thyme
1/4 tsp sugar
2 cloves minced garlic
french bread (sliced and toasted)
1.5 cups grated Swiss gruyere cheese


Here's one crockpot recipe that's a standby at our house--pea soup. We often eat it with cornbread.

Easy to prepare in the slow cooker and since it takes 9-10 hours to cook on low, its a great recipe for when you will be away from home all day.

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

We bought a huge bag of apples from an orchard so we were looking for apple recipes. This was a request from Janel so I found a recipe online and modified it slightly based on quantities we had on hand.

This is a really tasty way to eat the greens!

We had a container of cheap fajita seasoning from the International market down the street but found out it had MSG in it. Today I was making fajitas and realized we had no seasoning. I found this recipe online and followed it loosely (ie. not really measuring but using these ingredients in roughly these proportions) and it turned out pretty well.

Carrot Soup

We got this recipe from the back of a children's book we took out of the library and adapted it a little. Alleia ate it quite well after all the excitement of making it.

This recipe used Hot Sweet Mustard, the recipe for that is also in this section.  This sauce is not hot when cooked on meat.  We use a little more onion powder that this recipe shows, but we like onion.