Winter Soup

Winter Soup
4 big servings
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1 pound ground chuck, chicken or turkey
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon house seasoning (recipe follows)
3 cups hot water
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 cup sliced carrots
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon basil
black pepper to taste if you need more
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce or diced tomatoes in sauce
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup macaroni, cooked and drained

Brown beef, chicken or turkey. and drain most of the fat, place in crock pot. Add pepper, oregano basil, house seasoning and dry soup mix. Stir in water, tomato sauce or tomatoes and soy sauce. Then add celery and carrots. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Turn control to high and add cooked macaroni and cheese. Cover and cook on high 10-15 minutes. Makes 4 nice servings. This is great served with corn bread or crusty Italian bread.