Okay so I am posting this recipe today because of how I love that it comes together very quickly! I love this recipe because it is so simple and easy! I usually pull it out when there is an hour until dinner and I haven't the slightest clue what to serve! I almost always have the ingredients on hand, so it's simple to throw together.
I cannot take any credit for this recipe, though! Chris' Pap Pap told me how he makes his, and this is pretty much it. If I am wrong (family who is reading this) please correct! One thing that I learned is essential to this recipe is the cabbage. The first time I made vegetable soup for Chris, it didn't have cabbage, and I definitely heard about how wrong that was!!
Pap Pap's Vegetable Soup
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 28oz can tomatoes
1-2 bay leaves
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup frozen green beans (or fresh ones cut to 1")
1-2 cups frozen peas
1-2 cups frozen corn
1/4 head of cabbage, sliced thinly
Throw everything into the pot and let it simmer for one hour. Okay, so other than the bay leaves, I literally hardly season this! The tomatoes I use have basil in them and a significant amount of sodium, so it doesn't usually need salt. I put maybe 20 grinds of black pepper in... and that's it.
It tastes so delicious! My kids love it, and so does my husband. It goes well with fresh bread or biscuits or a salad or nothing at all! If you don't have all the ingredients listed, just leave them out! Or substitute with another vegetable. Enjoy! :-)