Wednesday, January 5, 2011

CEiMB - Beef Mushroom Barley Soup or NOT?

This week's hostess: Jennifer of The Rookie Baker

Let me start out by saying I'm sorry - love soups but this soup just did not appeal to me somehow.  I do not love mushrooms nor do I like barley.  So I prepared the Peggy version of this soup and used penne pasta in it instead of the barley and left the mushrooms completely out.

I wanted to cook along this week so I just changed the recipe to fit our needs.  It was a great soup to carry to work for lunch, especially since we have had rather chilly days this week.  I'm not a fan of winter, but I love soup and chili and spaghetti in the winter months!

If you want the recipe for Ellie Krieger's Beef Mushroom Barley Soup, go to Jennifer's blogsite highlighted above.  I'm one hundred percent sure it was a big hit with most of the Ellie group.
Hope you all had a fabulous New Year and rang it in at midnight with appropriate cheers!

5 comments:

Kayte said...

The Peggy version looks pretty good to me! We did love the soup, but then we loved all the ingredients so I didn't have to change it up at all. That said, I would happily have sat down to a dish of your version, looks great. Happy New Year and the best to you in 2011!

Joanne said...

That looks good. I'll take the pasta over the barley any day.

TeaLady said...

I like the Peggy version. Hubs is not a mushroom fan so decreased it and chopped really small. Liked he barley, tho.

I added some pasta to some leftovers. Good idea.

therookiebaker said...

Ooo, I love that you used pasta. It looks delicious. Thanks for cooking with me this week!

Liz said...

Peggy, I love that you adapted this recipe to fit your tastes! This version looks quite good to me:) Hope you had a lovely holiday and good year so far!