3/4 cup pearl barley
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup diced carrots
1 lb sliced fresh mushrooms
4 stalks celery
1 pint V-8 juice
salt and pepper to taste
Fill 10 quart pot with water and bring to a boil
Add all the ingredients to water and simmer. Cover pot.
Par boil the barley, drain and add to water
Skim off any scum from the top.
Add 1 pint V-8 juice
Continue to cook for about 2 hours