Hello, Hesperia!


I've got a cute story and great recipe for you. Have you ever heard of Stone Soup? I have but it was many years ago and I forgot all about it ... until now. When I took Madyson to preschool last week, that's what they were preparing. Stone Soup is a popular folk tale but a fun project for everyone.


To start you must have a very clean stone. Miss Libby, from Magic Carpet Preschool at Sultana High School, showed me her stone. She has used this same stone for over 30 years. And yes it's from Hesperia!


The first Stone Soup story was published in London in 1808. If you would like read more on the stories go to www.stonesoup.com/the-original-stone-soup-story.


They are great stories that warm the heart. What a fun recipe to give a friend, and gift of a stone to start it off right. Thank you so much, Miss Libby for sharing the recipe, story and pictures with me. Sultana is so lucky to have you and the great program for our precious little ones.


Remember, any age can make this soup! See you next month.


Love, Charlene



Stone Soup


1 large, very clean stone


4 cups water


3 large carrots


3 potatoes


2 onions


1 can tomatoes


1 can corn


1 can peas


4 teaspoons beef bouillon


Dash of salt


Heat water in a large pot; add the stone.


Peel and cut up carrots, potatoes, onions and celery. Boil these ingredients until soft. Add tomatoes, corn, peas, and bouillon. Add salt and boil 10 minutes. Remove the stone. Serve with crackers.