Posts filed under ‘crockpot’
I have been making freezer meals so we’ll have food to eat when our little girl arrives. Minestrone soup is one of the recipes that I have frozen. It’s my favorite soup, healthy with lots of veggies (mostly from our veggie garden).
Lots of great veggies coming from the garden, so I made a simple veggie soup:
Potatoes, tomatoes, corn, squash, zucchini, onion, tomatoes…all of it came from the garden.
I have been sick all week with a sinus infection, so I was thankful to have made a batch of vegetable soup last week. Another nice thing was all the veggies came fresh from the garden. I just chopped them up and added to the crockpot, along with a can of kidney beans, 4 cups of veggie stock, 2 cups of water, large can of tomato sauce, and the usual seasonings [4 cloves of garlic, bay leaves, italian herbs, S+P].
This is the first time I’ve made a stew and I didn’t really have a recipe for this, so I just threw everything together as always. I wish I was better about measuring, but it’s all about tasting to me.
Into the crockpot I added, roughly:
1 bag of frozen “stew” vegetables, pearl onions, celery, potatoes, and carrots
1 can of stewed tomatoes
1 can of pinto beans
1 can of kidney beans
1-2 cups of water
1 cup of vegetable broth
lots of various herbs: oregano, bay leaves, chili powder, red pepper flakes, paprika, mustard seed, salt & pepper
After cooking on high for about 4-5 hrs, I added about 5 cloves of chopped garlic, cooked morningstar crumbles, and about a cup of cooked elbow macaroni and cooked on low for about another hour.
This really turned out delicious and I had about 8 cups leftover after we had dinner.