V8 and It’s Stories

This week I am making Vegetable Beef. I LOVE SOUP. For many years I have made all kinds of Vegetable Beef. I have never been satisfied.  This past week I invented what I will call “ V8 Soup”  all I need to say is….I am now satisfied.  If I look V8ish it is because I have been eating it daily. I have been having serious thoughts of cooking this weekly for the next million years. Have no doubt I will still be living, it has V8 and kale in it!  and leeks!  add another million years!

Here is how you can make it….

  • Buy a black cow, feed it grass
  • Butcher it
  • Place a small roast in crock pot
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic gloves
  • 2 bay leaves

Cook for 8 hours on slow. Cool. Place in fridge overnight

  • On stove top cook 1 64 oz V8 juice
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • Remaining broth from roast cooked day before
  • Roast cut into little pieces
  • 2 cups carrots chopped
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1 bag green beans
  • 3 leeks chopped fine
  • 3 large handfuls Kale chopped fine
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Simmer with lid on for an hour. Cool. Eat as much as you want. Do not add quilt.

If you care to keep reading I think you will find it funny and interesting as I share the stories of two people whom have eaten my V8 Soup. I will make up the names as to protect identity. If you hold to a strong belief of being a vegetarian understand that there is some graphic content below .

  • I saved the soup for tonight because I am working till 6:15 and it is always a struggle cooking when I get home at 6:30. So I got home and Travis said, I am hungry, and I said, supper will be ready in 15 minutes and I felt so proud. So I dumped the soup in a big pot ( I had given it to her frozen) and then went about my business of scooping poop. ( she owns way too many cats) So then the soup was ready and I said make your own sandwiches boys but I will ladle your soup in bowls. I love that word, ladle. we started eating and I was like, OMG! Travis said, there are leaves in this soup! with a very uncertain look in his face. He said, where does this soup come from? And I said, my friend Kathy made it. I said, she has cows in her back yard and when shes ready to make soup she butchers a cow, picks the vegtables from her garden and the leaves from the trees. I said there are cow carcasess all over her yard. He did not think I ws funny but I did. and then I told him that you also made cinnamon rolls that we are going to have for dessert but I said to Travis, you won’t like them because there are leaves in them too. Alas, he did not believe me and I had to share my cinnamon rolls. So the moral of this tale is that the boys and Travis loved the soup and the cinnamon rolls. Even the leaves. The End.
  • I have to tell you that when my husband first looked into his bowl at camp he was “worried” about the green stuff floating in his soup. Ends up he ate two large bowls and LOVED it!  Thanks for helping cook at camp!