Sometimes during the winter months I start to feel like a hermit. I leave my house less, watch more online TV shows, drink an abnormal amount of hot beverages and basically live in track pants. I also tend to make more "comfort food" meals to enjoy on cold days. Now, this is not to say I am lazy... I am just not a fan of winter. Sure, looking outside at the snow and bare trees is awesome during December, but now at the end of January it is just getting old. Needless to say, spring is on its way, and with February just a day away I know that we still have about 8 weeks left of winter. That is a lot of cold days.
So without further ado... I have a solution. One quick and easy recipe that will make it almost worth it to live in Canada, enduring the cold winter months, and owning more snow shovels than humanely possible. Enter the 'Beef and Barley Vegetable Soup' (originally found here) recipe. It's delicious. Healthy. And makes for great leftovers.
I first made this soup a couple of weeks ago when I was in a "don't know what to have for dinner" mood. It turned out great, and since it didn't require a whole lot of prep work, I loved it!