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Wonderful Barley Soup

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There have always been "tough times" for some people. Knowing how to feed your family, well, on less money is the answer. In this cold winter season. a hearty & inexpensive soup is just the thing to fil & warm us up at the same time. An" investment" of only about 2 hours cooking time wil provide you with a meal to meet your needs & satisfy your family.


serves 8-10 as first course soup OR 4-5 as main course lunch or supper

1/2 cup medium barley
6 cups water
1C finely diced ham [use leftover ham from a Sunday or holiday dinner
1 medium onion, peeled & chopped
1/4C celery, chopped
2-1/2 C tomatoes
1 small bay leaf
1-1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp worcestershire sauce


Put all ingredients (except worcestershire sauce into a 3 Qt soup pot. Simmer 2 hours. **Remove bay leaf; add worcestershire sauce, stir & serve with [whole grain] crusty bread & butter.