Mmm… Soup

DSC_7745 (1600x1060)Here’s another beef and barley soup soup we put together today.  Good day for soup, it’s been threatening snow all day.  We got freezing rain last night but not enough to break any trees over onto power lines.  The soup has a can of tomato bits with green chilies in it, two yellow onions, garlic, a handful of ditalini pasta, a tablespoon of tomato paste, and various dried herbs all in a chicken stock with beef bouillon added.  I rarely make these things the same twice in a row.DSC_7741 (1600x1060)I took another shot at baking baguettes to go with the soup and I think these are the best so far.  I may have had the rack too high, judging by the crust color, but I saved them in time by moving them lower.  They went great with the soup, delicious when buttered and dipped into the broth.