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Stone Soup (From Little House on the Prairie) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carolyn Ellis
Added: Friday, November 9, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pkg. lean stew meat (I use round steak)
1 sm. can corn
1 lg. can green beans
1 pkg. brown gravy mix
6 med. potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 can diced tomatoes (or diced tomatoes with green chiles)
1 pkg. baby carrots
1 lg. onion (diced)

Directions:
Directions:
Shake stew meat in bag with flour and brown.
Put in crock pot and add other ingredients (drain corn, tomatoes and green beans).
Add gravy mix last.
Cook until carrots are done.
Serve with biscuits or corn bread.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour, cooking time will vary
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
From Little House on the Prairie: A Revolutionary soldier, tired and hungry, stumbled out of the woods into a small village. He knocked on a few doors to see if someone would help him. Finding no help he went to the middle of the village and began making a fire. The people of the village began peeking out of their window to see what the stranger was doing. The soldier took a small pot out of his knap-sack, filled it with water from the village well and placed it over the fire. He warmed his hands a bit then picked up a large stone and put it in the pot. The villagers slowly began to come out of their homes and walked over to the soldier to see what he was doing. An old man stood in the front of the crowd and asked the soldier what he was making. The soldier replied, "Well, Stone Soup of course. But, it sure would be better if there was a potato in it." The old man said he had a potato and hurried home to get it. The soldier added the potato to the water and after a few minutes tasted it. "Umm, that sure is good, but it would be better if there was a bone in there." A lady from the crowd hurried home and brought back a beef bone and placed it in the pot. After a few minutes the soldier took another taste. "Umm, that sure is tasty but it'd be better if there were some onions, some carrots and maybe some beans in there. More people went home and brought back those ingredients. The soldier added the onions, carrots and beans. He stirred and stirred the soup. Finally it was ready. The soldier offered the man who had brought the potatos the first taste. The little old man lifted the spoon to his lips, drew down the soup and then looked at the young soldier. In a booming voice the little old man said, "Best dern Stone Soup I ever had!"
There is a moral to the story but, you'll have to figue it out.

 

 

 

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