KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Simple Herbed Vegetable Soup
1 rounded tablespoon butter or bacon drippings
1 cup finely chopped onion
4 ribs celery, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
3 cups small-dice, potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
4-5 cups of chicken broth
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasonings
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes (Use the flavor of your choice. I used Italian seasoned.)
In a heavy saucepan, melt shortening over medium heat. Add vegetables and garlic; cover and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender.
Check and stir frequently. Add broth and tomatoes, cover; bring to boil, reduce heat, add seasonings. Simmer until vegetables are done. Taste; adjust seasonings as needed.
Presented by Olivia Sipe, Miss Olivia's Table