Sunday, November 2, 2008

It's Getting To Be Soup Weather!

I love being able to cook soup in the crockpot all day long and letting it make the whole house smell good! Then just add some crusty bread, maybe a salad and you have a yummy meal with little effort.

Last night I just threw a few things in the crock and it came out yummy! Here's what I did:

4 cups veggie broth
2 cups water
1 onion diced
3-4 carrots sliced
2 zucchini diced
3 stalks celery sliced
4 garlic cloves pressed
1 can diced tomatoes with juice
1 can white kidney beans drained
1 can red kidney beans drained
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1 tbl sugar
thinly sliced cabbage
1-2 cups cooked noodles(I used macaroni shaped)
fresh Parmesan cheese
a dab pesto sauce
First I sauteed the onion, garlic, carrots and celery in a little olive oil until the onions were clear then added to the crock pot with the broth, water, tomatoes, seasonings and beans. I cooked on low most of the day(6-7 hours) then I turned to high and added the zucchini, cabbage and cooked noodles and cooked for about another hour. To serve I added just a dab of pesto sauce and some fresh Parmesan cheese to each bowl(the fresh Parmesan is really a must in my opinion!)
My oldest and youngest did turn their noses up to it, but my middle son couldn't get enough, he even ate it for breakfast this morning!
I served with some garlic bubble loaf bread(search archives under bread for recipe)