Making Momma’s Soup

It’s soup season!!  All over Facebook people are making chili and soup.  Yesterday I made Mom’s vegetable beef soup from the recipe that all her sisters used.  A few years ago the family on Mom’s side had a reunion and brought recipes for a small cookbook.  In it, in my Aunt Biddie’s handwriting, is the soup recipe they all used.

Here are some pics of the Aunts’ Soup:

We always add homemade egg noodles to this soup.

Filled with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, tomatoes, vegetable or tomato juice, and beef.  Yuuuuuummmmm

While the vegetables cook, I make the egg noodles.  This time I cooked them in water before I added them to the soup, but normally I just add them straight to the soup.  I always use my Granny’s, Dad’s mom’s, old rolling pin.  This thing has seen untold numbers of pie crust, dumplings, noodles…

The end product is always served with cornbread at our house, and this time I made it in the neat cornbread pan that was my grandfather-in-law’s, Joe Wright.  I love using things like that; always reminds me of people I love.

Mmmmm Can’t wait to dig in!!

Here is another good soup recipe I found in my cooking escapades.  It’s really, really good.  Next time I will leave out the pasta, though.

Kale, White-Bean, and Sweet-Potato Soup

And once again I am not sure who to give credit to for this recipe.  I just know it was in a magazine that I have clipped and saved over the years:


Kale, Bean, Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

7 thoughts on “Making Momma’s Soup

  1. oh my, I still remember your mom’s soup!! It was the best. The cornbread on the bottom of the bowl just made it better..mmmm!!! Brenda, thanks for that great memory:) Would love the recipes–soup, cornbread, and noodles just the way your mother did it!!


  2. Brenda love apronsandappetites, especially when you show pic of results. —ANY LEFT OVERS ???.My Mother alway
    uised beef short ribs to make her soup. I could hardly wait until it was finished cooking. She would let me have just a little even tho the potatoes were not done completely but I loved it anyway. I use short ribs when ever I can find them.


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