On March 4th, I made the recipe for 'Melt in your mouth Beef and Barely Soup. It was a long cooking beef stew. First you brown the meat, then add beef stock, Soy Sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. You simmer this for over an hour. While its cooking, you saute the veggies - carrots, celery, parsnips, and onion until softened. Separately, you saute the mushrooms until lightly browned. After the meat has cooked, you add the vegetables except the mushrooms, along with cubed potato, barley, and thyme to the pot. You simmer this for almost an hour then add the mushrooms.
I made this soup a day ahead and served it to the family the next day. It was a good stew and everyone enjoyed it.