May 2, 2010

Beefy Mushroom Barley Soup

Posted in Food, Health, Home, Recipes tagged , , , at 6:28 am by Liliana

Delicious Soup

Delicious Soup

My husband made this wonderful soup a few nights ago. He found the recipe on AllRecipes.com. Together with a light salad and some garlic bread, it was the perfect dinner. Everyone loved it.

Beefy Mushroom Barley Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cubed beef stew meat
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 cubes beef bouillon cube
  • 1/4 cup pearl barley
  • 1 Tbsp salt, and 1 tsp ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Brown small cubes of stew meat in vegetable oil over medium heat until juices become a rich brown color. Add 2 cups water, and simmer meat while preparing the vegetables.
  2. In a large soup pot, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Sauté carrots, onion, garlic, celery, and mushrooms.
  3. Add meat, 6 cups water, bouillon cubes, and barley to vegetable mixture. Cook until barley is soft. Adjust liquid and seasoning as desired. Serve immediately.
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February 12, 2010

February Staff Meeting at RepairClinic.com

Posted in Company Meetings, Food, Recipes, RepairClinic.com, Work tagged , , , , at 8:01 am by Liliana

February staff meeting at RepairClinic.com

February staff meeting at RepairClinic.com

February staff meeting at RepairClinic.com came a day after a big snowstorm. Outside, the wind was blowing freezing drifts of snow, the roads were slippery, and huge chunks of ice were hanging from the roof of our building. Inside, we were having a potluck chili cook-off.

Raina, our young events coordinator, invited employees to bring in a pot of their own chili or soup recipe and share with everyone. The response was overwhelming. Early in the morning, people started bringing in their crock pots and plugging them into outlets in the kitchens or the empty cubicles. The wonderfully comforting aroma of meat, ham, tomato sauce, chicken and beans was dispersed throughout the building. It was not easy to wait until lunchtime.

At 12:30, everything was ready for our hungry group. Tables had clean tablecloths, and there were vases of yellow daffodils, giving us hope that spring was not too far away. The buffet table had a wide variety of colorful pots and each had a different dish inside. Here are some of the choices on our menu: heart attack chili; venison stew; lasagna soup; creamy potato soup; vegetarian chili; split pea soup with ham; buffalo chicken soup; while chicken chili; tortilla soup; fifteen bean soup with ham; hot and sweet sirloin beef chili; hash brown soup, and more. Little cups were provided so that people could try a verity of dishes. And on the side, we had chips, bread, and lots of delicious desserts.

Prizes were distributed, people recognized and the state of the company reported on. January was a good month and we were all excited about the new year. With all the bustling and energy at RepairClinic this winter, the warm days of spring will be here before we know it.