Is there a better way to spend a Sunday than whipping up a big pot of homemade soup? Not right now anyway. The weather is still hovering below zero and the wind is howling! I declared it a pajama day and while the kids tackled their bedroom messes, I made this Beef and Tomato Noodle Soup for dinner.
My memories are filled with homemade soup. There's no mistaking it, the way the smell drifts through the entire house with a steamy comforting aroma. Growing up, my brother and I were fortunate to have our Mom stay home with us. A pot of homemade soup was often simmering all morning. To this day when I drop my kids off at Grandma's house she has a pot of soup going for her little daycare kids at lunch. It takes me right back to the days of running home for lunch, often bringing a school friend or two with me.
Tonight we're enjoying this Beef and Tomato Noodle Soup, which smells and tastes amazing, perfect for a cold evening! To cut down on prep time I used quite a few freeze dried herbs. I love how they're always ready to go when I am. No rinsing or chopping necessary! As for the noodles, I seem to always cook way too much so I had those on hand as well. Soup is a great way to use up partial bags of veggies, pasta or rice at the end of the week.
This soup can be made in just over an hour in a large pot or a slow cooker for about six hours on low.