After making beef consomme earlier in the week, I just knew I had to make a beef vegetable soup later in the week. And, Friday's that day.
After 2 hours of simmering, soup is on.
And here is the Semi-Homemade part of the meal. I made bread from a box mix in my bread machine.
And the best part of this is that Monday's dinner of beef vegetable stew (with the addition of a roux) will cook in the slow cooker so my family can eat while I attend yet another meeting.