And of course the story on the back of the package about Board the horse :
"There's an old west wagon called a Buckboard. The name of the Buckboard started with a horse named Board. No one stayed on Board when he bucked! Young cowboys tried their rodeo talents on Board as their friends along the corral gleefully called out “buck, Board, buck"! Board was ornery and he sure wasn't happy. One day a young fool cowboy hooked Board up to the wagon by mistake and sent the cowgirls off to town.
The ranch was in a panic knowing what could go wrong. Turned out... Board loved the cowgirls and he loved pulling their wagon! He became the chosen steed to take all the cowgirls on their travels. Everyone from then on called the wagon the Buckboard transport and it stuck. Enjoy this soup in honor of old Board."
Recipe Instructions for Beef Barley Soup ~ so simple to make!
Buckboard Barley Soup
What you need to make the soup
4 oz of good wine for the cook!
1 small onion chopped (about 1 cup)
1 lb lean hamburger
2 carrots – chopped—we like them cut in circles like wagon wheels!
2 stalks celery – chopped in med, to small pieces
28 oz can of diced tomatoes
3/4 cup pearled barley, rinsed in a sieve
4 cups water
Our Herb/spice packet (The special part of the whole thing!)
Just how you make the soup:
Pour wine in a nice glass and slowly sip as you proceed…
In a 4 qt. soup kettle, sauté chopped onion & hamburger until onion is translucent and pink is gone from hamburger...5 min.
Add carrots and celery and stir around 3 minutes.
Add the can of tomatoes, barley and water
Dump in that special seasoning packet and stir the whole thing up a bit.
Bring to a boil then turn down and simmer covered for 45 min. or until barley and veggies are tender. Stir occasionally to avoid scorching anything!