Get Well Chicken Soup (Gluten Free)

Since I’ve been sick with a bad cough for the past week, I wanted to find a soup that would help me feel better.  This soup really hit the spot.   Continue reading “Get Well Chicken Soup (Gluten Free)”

Mom, What’s For Dinner (Week of 10/9/16) and Veggie Beef Soup (Day 9)

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Welcome to Day 9 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking!

Today I’ll continue with the photographs from the Donut Trail.

We ended up at a cute little park with several statues.  Here are some photographs of those statues.

I won’t be sharing photographs from the Donut Trail tomorrow because it will be time for my Secret Recipe reveal.  On Tuesday, I’ll end the trail with a visit to a farm.  The farm was located next to the last donut shop we stopped at before realizing we needed to complete the trail on another Saturday.

Continue to the next page for our menu for the week.

Continue to page 3 for the recipe for Veggie Beef Soup.

Chicken Corn Soup (Day 8)

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Welcome to Day 8 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking!

Today we decided to make it a family day.  Unfortunately the Wee One refused to wake up so he stayed home with grandma instead of having fun with us.

We did half of the Donut Trail in a county to the south of us.  While we were on the Donut Trail, we did some other things.

Today I’m going to share some of the photographs that I took while we on the donut trail.

We went to see Stan the Donut Man.  Hubby gave me this expression when his photo was taken.

Yummy donuts at Jupiter’s Donuts – The lady working was so nice.

The Imaginative One posing with the sign in Jupiter’s Donuts – I don’t know what he decided to make that face.

Cool flowers at Jupiter’s Donut Shop

We then went to Jungle Jim’s because we couldn’t travel that far without a Jungle Jim‘s run.

The next photos are from Jungle Jim’s.

Tomorrow I’ll share a few more photos from the Donut Trail.

Please continue onto the next page for the recipe for the Chicken Corn Soup.

Taco Soup (Day 29)

I’ve signed up for a 31 day  writing challenge.  Everyday in October, I am posting a new slow cooker recipe, a link to a previous posted slow cooker recipe, or a link to a recipe from another blog.

Yes, I know this is another soup recipe.

We had lots of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday so it was a good thing I had the taco soup on the menu for Tuesday.  There is something about soup on a dreary day.  It helps brighten your soul.

The Wee One loves tacos so I thought he would like this soup.  He probably would have liked it better if I served it with tortilla chips.

Hubby and I loved the soup.  It’s easy to put together in the morning.  The soup uses ingredients that most people have in the pantry.

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Acting crazy

The boys decided they wanted me to take a picture of them.  I was trying to get a picture of the soup.

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This is the Wee One taste testing the soup.  I have no clue while he is holding his head.

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Taco Soup

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 lb. hamburger, browned or 2 c. already browned hamburger
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 heaping Tbsp. homemade taco seasoning or 1 package store bought taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2  c. water
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans diced tomato
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 c. frozen corn

Steps:

  1.  Place all ingredients in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Top with your favorite toppings – cheese, sour cream, etc. . .
  4. Enjoy!

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If you enjoyed this recipe, please share it on Facebook or Pinterest.  Here is a link to my Facebook page and my Pinterest page.

To check out the rest of the recipes I’ve shared during this challenge, click on this link.

Oh and please check back during the first week of November.  I’m planning a small giveaway.  No, it is not a crock pot.  More information will be forthcoming about the giveaway.

Happy eating,
Traci

Creamy Tomato Soup (Day 28)

I’ve signed up for a 31 day  writing challenge.  Everyday in October, I am posting a new slow cooker recipe, a link to a previous posted slow cooker recipe, or a link to a recipe from another blog.

On Friday, Wee One and I went to a bonfire.  Since we were going to be eating yummy food there, I planned to have a light dinner so we were NOT too full.  So I chose to make tomato soup and grilled cheese.  Yum!

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The Wee One and I had fun at the bonfire.  I made some Boo Mix to share.  It was a big hit with everyone who tried it.

The adults sat with the adults and chit chatted.  The kids ran around caring people and going on hay rides.  I did go on one of the hay rides and screamed during the whole ride even though it wasn’t really that scary.   Continue reading “Creamy Tomato Soup (Day 28)”

Stuffed Pepper Soup (Day 21)

I’ve signed up for a 31 day  writing challenge.  Everyday in October, I am posting a new slow cooker recipe, a link to a previous posted slow cooker recipe, or a link to a recipe from another blog.

Last night, my school had parent teacher conferences.  Even though I only had one parent show up, last night was productive.  The parent who came was crying happy tears because of how much more confident her child has become this year.

Later after talking for a while, we both realized we were Christians.  The mom told me and another staff member about a great Christian singer, Jonathan McReynolds.  I ended up listening to his song “Pressure.”  It’s such a great song with a great message.

I hope you enjoyed listening to the message from Jon.  He is truly blessed by God.

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On Monday, I made stuffed pepper soup using some of the bulk hamburger I cooked up over the weekend.  I put the rice in the slow cooker when I put the rest of the ingredients in the slow cooker.  The rice ended  up falling apart after being cooked for that long.

If you make the soup and decide to put the rice in at the beginning, use brown rice instead of white like I did.  Or cook the rice at the end and then put it in the bowls as you serve up the soup.  It’s your decision.

Oh, I used a 6 quart crock pot.

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 lb of ground beef, browned or 2 c. bulk hamburger from the freezer
  • 1 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 2 15 oz. cans of diced tomatoes with juices or 1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 c. beef broth
  • 1 16 oz. bag of frozen pepper stir fry mix
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c. brown rice
  • cheddar cheese to top the soup

Steps:

  1. Place all ingredients into your crock except for the cheese and rice if you opt to make the rice at the end.
  2. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. (OPTIONAL STEP)  If you opted to make the rice at the end, make the rice.  Place about 1/4 c. of cooked rice in the bowls before servings.
  4. Serve with cheese.

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If you enjoyed this recipe, please share it on Facebook or Pinterest.  Here is a link to my Facebook page and my Pinterest page.

To check out the rest of the recipes I’ve shared during this challenge, click on this link.

Oh and please check back during the first week of November.  I’m planning a small giveaway.  No, it is not a crock pot.  More information will be forthcoming about the giveaway.

Happy eating,
Traci

Easy Potato Soup

I’ve signed up for a 31 day  writing challenge.  Everyday in October, I am posting a new slow cooker recipe, a link to a previous posted slow cooker recipe, or a link to a recipe from another blog.

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When I planned my meals last Saturday, it was was rainy and COLD with temperatures in the 40’s.  When we had the soup on Sunday, temperatures were in the 70’s.  Even with the temperatures in the 70’s, I sill went forth with my plan of soup.

Soup in a slow cooker makes sense.  It can cook all day so the flavors really blend together.

On the cold rainy Saturday, the boys and I ran errands.  Since the boys were extra good, I took them to Barnes and Nobles.  As they looked at books, I looked at the cookbooks for slow cookers.  I was looking for inspiration for the 31 day challenge.  I ended up finding a Southern Living Cookbook in the clearance section.

After I looked through the book, I decided to purchase it.  There was a recipe for potato soup that was super easy.  When I made the soup, I made some adaptations.  Instead of peeling the potatoes, I left the peels on the potatoes.

Everyone loved the soup.  Hubby, my mother-in-law, and I each took an extra helping of the soup.

We ate my buttermilk biscuits alongside the soup.  We topped the biscuits with the remaining apple butter from the  Apple Fest.

You can top your soup with bacon, shredded cheese, and chopped green onion.  We used the bacon and cheese curds from our local dairy.  🙂

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Easy Potato Soup

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Stars of the recipe:

  • 3 lbs of red potatoes or russet potatoes, diced into 1 to 2 inch cubes (Peeled or not peeled – It’s your choice.)
  • 1 sm. onion, diced
  • 4 c. chicken stock
  • 2 c. half and half
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Toppings:  shredded cheese, cooked bacon, chopped green onions

Steps:

  1. Place the potatoes and onion in the slow cooker.
  2. Cover with the chicken stock.  
  3. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours or high 3 to 4 hours.  (Until the potatoes are soft.)
  4. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
  5. Add the half and half.  
  6. Cook on low for another half and half.
  7. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!

For a printable version of the recipe, click here.

If you enjoyed this recipe, please share it on Facebook or Pinterest.  Here is a link to my Facebook page and my Pinterest page.

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Happy eating,
Traci