This is pretty much how the camps were divided that day:
- Never had the soup.
- Had the soup; never heard of the sandwiches.
- Had the soup; never heard of the sandwiches but they sound gross.
- Had the soup and the sandwiches.
- Had the soup and the sandwiches and they were amazeballs.
- Had the soup and the sandwiches and they were amazeballs and if you call them gross again I’ll punch you in the throat.
If you had this growing up, you have GOT to try it now. And hopefully you’ll whip up some peanut butter and honey sandwiches to serve along with it! I had folks that day on the FB page ask for a recipe for the sandwiches (yes, really). Just mix up some peanut butter and honey in a bowl until it’s the consistency of jam and spread it on the softest, whitest, carb-loadedest, stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouthidest white bread you can find. Also? Pancake syrup is awesome too if you don't have any honey. And I think might actually be what my school used. Because we were country. And broke.
Hamburger Vegetable Beef Soup
a.k.a. School Soup
1 pound lean ground beef (90/10 or better)
1 small onion, diced
Salt & pepper to taste
2 cans mixed vegetables (such as Veg-All), undrained
1 can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can water
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
5 beef bullion cubes (or equivalent amount of granules)
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Brown ground beef with onion, salt and pepper in a Dutch oven or soup pot until beef is cooked through. Do not drain. *GASP!* Trust me, you need the fat and flavor and we’re using lean ground beef, remember?
Add remaining ingredients and simmer over medium-low heat for one hour. Remove from heat and allow soup to rest for 30 minutes before serving.