7 cups water
 1 tblsp thyme
 soy sauce to taste
 1 can 16 oz tomato sauce
 1 can 16 oz diced tomatoes
 1-1/2 tablespoons barley
 salt and pepper to taste
 7-8 med potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 cubes
 1 lb ground meat
 3-4 carrots, cut in half and in strips
 1 stalk of celery chopped
 1/2 medium onion in big pieces (so people can fish them out)
 2 Italian squash unpeeled and cut in slices
 1 bell pepper cut up
 can of green beans and/or corn as desired
 Brown meat with salt and pepper to taste. Start heating water, add
 potato, thyme, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.  Drain meat of fat and
 add to pot.
 Add barley and bring to boil. then throw everything else in and cook until
 potatoes are tender.
 Taste for seasoning as you go.  Keeps well and tastes better the next day.