My daughter really likes the Mushroom Barley soup I made.
Kristin made it about a year ago and the first time my daughter had it she ate two bowls full. This was her tonight. I think it may be her favorite food.
It's easy, pretty cheap, and good!
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 pound mushrooms, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 large carrots, chopped
2 large celery stalks,
chopped1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup pearl barley, rinsed
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
8 cups broth (Vegetable or Chicken. I like homemade!)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dillweed (You can leave this out if you don't have it but it's really better if you do. Dried is fine in this!
Melt butter in a pot oven over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, carrots, celery, onion and barley. Sauté until vegetables begin to brown, about 20 minutes. Add flour to pot and stir 5 minutes. Gradually mix in broth. Bring soup to boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until barley is tender and soup is beginning to thicken, about 40 minutes. Mix in parsley and dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
And yes, that is a princess dress. It's a Disney dress (not sure which princess) I got for $1 at a garage sale!