3 smooth, round stones
1 tsp salt
3 carrots (coined)
1 c cabbage (coarsely shredded)
1lb beef stew meat
3 medium potatoes (cubed)
3/4c pearl barley
opt. 1 tsp beef bullion (not in story but fills out the flavor)
In a large iron pot bring water to a boil. Add washed stones, salt, pepper, carrots, cabbage, beef, potatoes and barley. Add optional beef bullion if desired. Cook until veggies and barley are tender. Add milk just before serving.
I do have one suggestion. I used red cabbage in our soup (pictured at the top) and it turned the broth an unappetizing greyish color. I would highly recommend using green cabbage!
Enjoy cooking with your kids & using some more of last seasons garden produce. :) While you are at it, why don't you invite some friends or neighbors over and have a party like the soldiers and peasants did in the book. Happy Garden Eating! :)