Tuna Sandwich and Vegetable Soup Please…

Memory…

When my sister and I were younger we could have lived on tuna fish sandwiches  and vegetable soup … It’s all we ever ordered on a vacation we took to New York  one time… Every time we stopped at a restaurant we would first look at the menu and then ask, “Do you have tuna and vegetable soup?”… and most of the time they did!… I believe our parents got a little frustrated with our continual choice of food… but, we were happy  

So guess what I will be having today???…

I started with some good lean stew meat for my base… browning it in a little oil

Browned with onion in a little oil…

… then adding some chopped onion… and topping it off with some Lipton Onion/Beef soup mix… and enough water to cover the meat… Adds great flavor for a beefy tasting soup…

Onion soup mix added and simmered…

I let this cook down… letting the meat get tender… before adding… one can of petite diced tomatoes… My guys like tomatoes… but, we all prefer smaller pieces in our soup… a small can of tomato sauce to add a little more tomato flavor… Cooking a little longer at a low simmer…

Tomatoes and sauce added…simmered again…

And then finally adding a package of frozen vegetables combined just for Vegetable Soup… The package contains… Tomatoes, potatoes, corn, carrots, small butter beans, okra, onion and celery… So complete and just enough for a good size pot of soup… Salt/Pepper to taste…

 Frozen Vegetables added and cooked till meat is tender and vegetables hot… 

Tuna fixings  are in the cabinet and fridge… won’t take a minute to put together… So supper will be ready when anyone wants to eat… Summertime

is about eating when YOU want…

Where’s the spoon???

because we are so busy… having fun outside… shopping…. visiting and running errands… None of us on the same schedule…

That’s OK with me!

4 thoughts on “Tuna Sandwich and Vegetable Soup Please…

  1. I grew up on these things too. My grandmother made homemade vegetable soup…no beef, just tomato base with garden veggies…and we ate a lot of tuna fish sandwiches. I still love both of these today. And I have a favorite little sandwich shop that makes great tuna and chicken salad..pretty much all I order when I eat there. The only difference is, I never had these two together…maybe I’ll give it a try! Sounds yummy! ~ Sheila

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