Simple & Basic Vegetable Soup
3 tablespoons butter
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped, juice reserved
1 teaspoon dried parsley or fresh parsley
2 quarts Beef broth OR Vegetable broth OR Chicken broth
In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter.
ADD the carrots and celery to the melted butter and cook until semi-soft.
Stir in tomatoes with their juice, and parsley.
Pour in beef OR vegetable OR chicken broth.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender and flavors are well blended.
Add 1/2 cup of dry uncooked pasta noodles of choice to the broth and vegetables and cook for 20 minutes until soft
Add 1 cup of cooked chicken cut into cubes for added nutrition (protein) OR cooked beef cut into cubes/small pieces for added nutritional value.