Soup of the Day is Vegetable Beef

There’s a chill in the air 🍂& that means bring on the comfort food 🥣

Delicious Vegetable Beef Soup


Kid-Friendly, Soups & Stews

Makes 8 ∙ Difficulty Easy ∙ Source


1 cup dry white beans

1 pound lean ground beef

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup diced carrots

1½ cups diced potatoes

¾ cup diced celery

3 cups canned tomatoes or juice

2 cups frozen peas

1 cup macaroni, rice, barley OR fine egg noodles

1½ TBSP beef bouillon granuals

1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

1/8 TSP cayenne pepper

10 cups water

2 TBSP sugar

½ TBSP salt or to taste

½ TSP pepper

½ TSP basil

½ TSP parsley


Soak beans in 10 cups of water overnight. Cook beans one hour. Brown and drain hamburger. Add to soup pot. In hamburger pan, saute onion & celery til softened; add to soup pot. Add carrots & potatoes to soup. Simmer 30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 30 minutes more or until macaroni (or barley or whatever) is tender.Absolutely Wonderful! Kids LOVE it and it freezes well.

My kinda town, Chicago is 💕

Playing tourist in my hometown of Chicago, on a spectacularly warm October 🍁weekend.

For the best city view, head out to the planetarium – snap a selfie & then cab it to “da Bean” (or Cloudgate which is the sculpture’s official name)



LUCENT – the sculpture in the John Hancock center lobby, represents the stars in the northern hemisphere – simply gorgeous!

95 stories up (John Hancock building) is the attraction called TILT which allows an unprecedented view of the city by – you guessed it- having the viewing window MOVE out & DOWN 😱. A MUST DO!!!’

Wendella Boats offers an architectural tour, that was the perfect way to spend the warm & sunny afternoon

Until the next time, sweet HOME Chicago 😘all photos & film mine, unless watermarked™)