I know this doesn't look glorious or amazing, but looks can be deceiving.
This little jar of veggies is my lifesaver. I love this stuff...and so does my family. Each fall we take the potatoes, carrots and onions from our garden and spend a day cleaning, preparing and canning as much of this veggie soup as we can.
Then I have 3 different soup recipes that my family loves where I use this as the base (No peeling, chopping or dicing. Just open and pour). One of them is: http://hungryhintons.blogspot.com/2011/02/wisconsin-cheese-and-potato-soup.html (I just saute everything from the jar and then add 3 or 4 diced medium potatoes when it calls for potatoes). It makes for a simple, quick and NUTRITIOUS meal. The other two I like to use it for are Cheeseburger Soup and our family's traditional Halloween Soup (Hamburger/Veggie soup...a requirement before trick or treating and all those sweets!).
I know winter is over and summer is on it's way...so why a soup recipe? So you can plan ahead as you plant those gardens. Put in plenty of potatoes, carrots and onions. You will be glad you did!
Canned Vegetable Soup
Wash, prepare (we peel carrots and potatoes) and dice/slice the following vegetables and add to a 1 quart Mason jar in the following order and quantities:
1 T Barley
1 Boullion Cube
1 Handful of:
1/2 Handful of Onions
1 t. salt
If there is more room in the jar fill the space with carrots and/or potatoes. Fill to the rim with water.
Pressure can 55 minutes at 13 lbs pressure.Happy planting!