2 medium white potatoes
1 sweet potato
4 quarts water
2 pounds top rib, cut in stewing pieces
1 package dry mushrooms or 1 cup freshly sliced mushrooms
½ cup lima beans
½ cup green split peas
½ cup large whole barley
½ pound fresh string beans, diced
4 ribs celery, diced
Salt and pepper to taste.
1. Grate the carrots, white potatoes, and sweet potato on the large holes of a grater, or use the grating or steel blade of a food processor.
2. Bring the water to a boil and add all ingredients. Cover and simmer about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. If, when finished, you prefer a thinner soup, add more water.