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Minestrone
Submitted by: Barbiel
3 tomatoes, peeled and diced
1/4 celeric, wash, peeled and diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 carrots diced
2 onions, cut in rings
2 potatoes, not too small, diced
2 zucchinis diced
1 garlic clove, pressed
Salt and pepper
Saute all ingredients in 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add 3-4 slices fried bacon. Add 8 cups meat sauce, 1 cup peas, and 4 ounces small macaroni. Cook 20 minutes. Serve with parmesan cheese. Drink with Pinot Grigio (light Italian white wine)

Gazpacho
Submitted by: Barbiel
(cold Spanish soup for warm days)
2 slices toasted bread cubed into 1 cup water soften
1 red pepper diced
1 green pepper diced
1 cucumber peeled and diced
2 onions in rings
1 garlic clove, pressed
4 cups water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice
1 tablespon soja sauce
Salt and pepper
Mash all together and please do not cook. Put in refrigerator 2 hours before serving. Decorate with herbs (peppermint). It is to be served cold. Serve with a cold beer.

French Beef Stew
Submitted by: Wolfmama
2 pounds lean beef stew meat (don't brown)
8 carrots, sliced thick (may add more)
1 cup celery, cut in pieces
1/2 package onion soup mix
1 can whole tomatoes
4 ounces cooking sherry
3 tablespoons tapioca
2 slices white bread, cut in cubes
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon salt
4 dashes of pepper, thyme, marjoram, & rosemary
1 package frozen peas
Combine all ingredients except peas. Put in greased baking dish or crock pot. Bake, covered at 250 degrees for 6 hours. Last 20 minutes add frozen peas and bake, uncovered until done. Serves 6.

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