Sometimes soup can be a meal in itself, especially on those days when you just don't have the time to cook. This soup is both hearty and easy to prepare. Best of all, you probably already have most of the ingredients in your refrigerator. This recipe is included in, Rosie's Riveting Recipes, and it's as delicious today as it was in her day. Enjoy.
• 3 1/2-oz glass or 4-oz cellophane roll dried beef*
• 4 medium potatoes
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 3 tablespoons butter
• 1/4 cup shopped onion
• 3 cups milk
• 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Peel potatoes and cut in tiny cubes. Cover with 1 quart boiling water, and salt and let cook gently until potatoes are tender. Do not drain. Meantime place butter in small saucepan and add chopped onion and beef broken into small pieces. Let cook gently until beef is frizzled and onion clear. Combine with potatoes. Add milk and cook gently for 10 minutes. Add pepper. Serve hot with toasted crackers. Yields 6-8 servings.
* Prepackaged deli sliced roast beef can also be used. For more zing add 1/2 teaspoon season salt and increase pepper to 1/2 teaspoon.