I finally delivered the vegetable barley soup to the shelter yesterday. This soup ended up being very complicated. Though the vegetable stock had a wonderful flavor, I had to add water to it to increase the volume which, of course, diluted the flavor. I ended up adding beef bouillon, Maggi, Vegeta and some tomato juice to add flavor. I am not even sure what all I added but it turned out being very good with lots of flavor.
I made upwards of 200 of these cheddar bay biscuits again. I could make these and the cornbread every day and the shelter guys would never get tired of it. As soon as I walk in and they smell these, they all come running. The power of food!
This soup just screams for some fresh parsley but I was out. I don't think the guys will even notice. I am going to be making them a Valentine's treat and will post it as I go along.