Every Kellerman must remember Mom and Dad's Vegetable Beef Barley Soup! I remember one time they were making a pot of soup, Mom had started it and Dad thought she hadn't put in the barley, so he added more. That was Barley Beef Vegetable soup. Mom was a little upset with Dad for his "help".
Terry and I had moved to Utah in the fall of 1976. I started craving this soup, but had no idea how to make it so it would taste like home. I called Mom and Dad on the phone, they were both on a phone, and had them give me the recipe. I don't make it too often, but when I do I make a BIG pot so I have plenty to freeze.
Vegetable Beef Barley Soup
Soup bones - get some with meat on them
3 quarts of water
onions - dried - Tablespoon or so
1/2 cup barley - or so
Put into a large stock pot and bring to a boil
Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour - or so
frozen vegetables - Use your favorite combination
I like: 1 bag mixed vegetables
1 bag corn
1 bag green beans
1 can whole tomatoes - or 1 can tomato paste - or 1 can tomato juice
Cook until vegetables are done and barley is tender