Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

I hope you are enjoying today and making memories with your family. Our day is quiet with no big plans. We are, however, counting down the weeks until our son comes home from Afghanistan. Twice is enough! Hear me, Uncle Sam?

Gale Wall, Independence Day, Gale Wall Photography

It's been too long since I've shared anything here. I've been putting in long hours on my photography business. Last night I took a quick trip through the gardens before the sun said goodnight.

Gale Wall, Independence Day, Gale Wall Photography

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hamburger Soup

It has been a long while since I've posted on this blog. Why? Life!

Spring arrived... according to the calendar but not the weather. We had a little more snow and I wanted something to warm our tummies. {I love soup 365 days a year}

This is such an easy basic soup that really hits the spot with a hunk of bread or crackers.

Hamburger Soup, Gale Wall

2 # of hamburger (I use one pound each 85/15 and 90/10)
Diced small yellow onion
1 heaping TBS minced garlic (minced garlic in a jar)
1/2 to 1 TSP garlic powder
1/2 to 1 TSP onion powder
6 oz tomato paste
3 cans of diced tomatoes (salt free for me)
12 oz frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans and green peas)
1/2 of 12 oz frozen green beans
1/2 of 12 oz frozen corn
1/2 of 12 oz frozen green peas
1/2 of 12 oz frozen green lima beans
Water: as much as you need
Salt & Pepper to taste

Hamburger with onion and garlic. Drain.
{I cook in my large stock pot to save on dirty dishes}

Tomato paste, garlic & onion powder. Incorporate.
Diced tomatoes.
Frozen vegetables.
Water: as much as you need.
Salt & Pepper to taste.

Simmer a couple of hours.

Hamburger Soup, Gale Wall