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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Vegetable Soup

I made an easy (EE) vegetable soup that I put in the crock pot and let cook all day while I was busy writing or cleaning or talking or whatever it is that I do in a day.

I made some beef broth and put that in the crock pot. I had a package of PicSweet vegetables with seasoning and dumped that in. I peeled a sweet potato and cut it up in little cubes and plopped that in. I also peeled and cubed a regular potato that I added. I made some Lipton Beefy Onion soup mix and threw that in. Since my husband likes meat, I cooked up some chicken tenderloins that I sautéed in a skillet and included that in the soup. I wanted the broth to be a little tomatoey, so I added some V8 tomato juice. The thing with vegetable soup, you really can throw in anything you feel like or that you have left over in your fridge or freezer. I’m pretty sure I had some frozen celery leftover from something else. I hate wasting anything and usually will freeze what I don’t use for the purpose of a soup base. You could add some black beans or extra vegetables.

I baked a loaf of Artisan bread (from the cookbook, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day – see below). But store bought bread of your liking works just as well that would make this recipe even easier!

Bag of vegetables
Beef or Vegetable Stock
Meat - optional

Rating & Type: EE or E depending on whether you cut up your own veggies or not/V or if you add any kind of meat, then P/B/C

1 comment:

  1. Okay when I decided to do this, I was planning ahead and the weather was colder. And now I just realized I should have had something Irish to go with St. Patrick's Day! Ooopsy!