Ham Vegetable Barley Soup

What you need:

The pictures are shown cooking this in a saucepan on a stovetop, but you can load everything up into an electric skillet instead and get the same results.

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Throw the diced onion and 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables:

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Add the can of diced tomatoes and the 2.5 cups water:

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Add the 1 tsp chicken bouillon powder, and the 1 tbsp Italian seasoning:

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Add the 8 oz diced ham and 0.5 cup pearled barley:

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Stir it all up, and bring it to a boil on high heat:

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Once it starts boiling, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.

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Done!

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Taste, and adjust seasoning if needed.  Salt, pepper, and/or lemon juice all work great to brighten it up if it seems a little bland.  Makes terrific leftovers.

 

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