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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pantry Meal #2

Meal #2 -- Potato/Veggie Soup
(I feel as though I should inform you all that I am a 95% vegetarian, so most of my meals don't contain meat.  you can, however, add cooked chicken to almost anything I cook and call it a meaty meal!)

6 cups prepared veggie broth
8 potatoes cut up in small cubes
fresh carrots
fresh celery
chopped onions
three cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste
(I meant to add a can of corn to the soup after it was cooked, but I forgot.)

Put this all in a crock pot for about 6 hours and voila!  Soup's done!

One of the things that I've noticed about crock pot cooking is that I DO NOT have time to fix this stuff in the morning.  Heaven forbid I get out of bed any earlier than I have to, so mornings, Nickie and crock pots do not mix well.  To combat this, I've started cooking my crock pot meals overnight.  I prepare the stuff in the evenings after dinner and plug it in when I go to bed.  In the morning, I simply stick the entire pot in the refrigerator (the removable portion only, of course), and when I get home from work, I simply reheat it.  Sometimes, I'll even have my kids put the pot back in the base and turn it back on, so that when I get home it's almost done heating back up.  This has saved many a meal in our house!

Again, I forgot to take pictures of my meal!  Stupid rememberer is still broken!

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